“So if recessionista and fembot are not really puns, what are they? They're neolexic portmanteaus, in which root words are brutally slammed together with cavalier lack of wit. 'Neolexic portmanteau' is a mouthful, so instead we shall choose a simpler handle … Therefore, I christen these neolexic portmanteaus adjoinages – a functioning portmanteau pun, in case you failed to see, on adjoin and coinage.”
From “Please do not chillax” at slate.comWhat's the single most popular fast food in America?“Higher taxes never reduce the deficit. Governments spend whatever they take in and then whatever they can get away with.” – Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman“No president has the right to say he is judge, jury and executioner.” – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., whose 12-hour-plus filibuster temporarily blocked confirmation of President Obama's nominee to lead the CIA, John Brennan.French fries.bibelot (BIB-loh), n – a small object of curiosity, beauty or rarity, as in: “The editorial writer turned down the bibelots that were offered by the politician in exchange for a favorable editorial.” From the Old French beubelet, “trinket” or “jewel.”On this date in 1839, the Prussian government limited the work week for children to 51 hours; yikes wonder what it was for adults?According to RandomHistory.com, Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration. In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.