Probably this word, longshot, is most familiar from the realm of horse racing. It is a horse that is not believed to be awfully good. The odds on the horse winning are very low. The person who bets on this horse is said to be betting on a longshot, who, if he wins, will pay […]
LONGSHOT: an attempt or undertaking that offers much but in which there is little chance for success.
I’ve just finished listening to the President nominate Judge Merrick Garland for the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. His choice is a good one, which appears to be based entirely upon Judge Garland’s credentials and temperament. That is what the Constitution asks for, and President Obama has used great discretion in making this […]
It was a dark and stormy night. Rick and Sarah were comfortably asleep in their second floor master bedroom. It had been a long day, and sleep came easily to them. They had arrived home just before midnight, having driven through the storm, avoiding tree limbs falling, flooded streets, and live wires every place. The […]
A niggle has a number of variable meanings. It can be something as simple as a persistence of attention to an insignificant issue. Or it can be to work ineffectively. In soccer (or international football) a niggle is an injury, hopefully a small one. But the definition I have chosen to pursue today is that […]