Famous Sayings: #78 — ‘A Face Only a Mother Could Love’

September 8, 2017

That girl has a face only a mother could love.

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The phrase “a face only a mother could love” might have originated from a 1976 independent film. The screenshot was taken from the scene where that line was uttered. (Pictured: Ernest Williams II as “Jesse Adams.”)

I know, I know. This isn’t a nice saying, but the search for its origin was well worth it. In the process, I was able to learn something new (as always) and I had an excuse to look a film I had never heard of before.

Before talking about the origin, let’s fist define what the saying means.

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Re: The Recent Hurricanes (Harvey & Irma)

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I shared this message on Facebook, concerning the recent hurricanes.

We will know more about storms in the coming days, but it was important to talk a little bit about them now. I have sent messages to some people in Florida and I hope anyone who resides in the affected areas will be alright.

Labor Day 2017: Four Work-Related Articles

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This year, I wanted to share a few links for Labor Day. Recently, I have come across some links with a work theme. I came across one while working on my latest Famous Sayings post (#77 — Working Hard or Hardly Working). Another article led to yet another and a blog post.

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Famous Sayings: #77 — ‘Working Hard or Hardly Working’

September 1, 2017

Are you working hard or hardly working?

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Has this man been working hard? To me, it looks like he was hardly working. (Photo by Jason Ernst via Flickr. Some Rights Reserved.)

For Labor Day Weekend, I wanted to do another themed post. Originally, I wanted to look at this phrase last year, but I decided to go with something else for two reasons: First, there wasn’t a lot of information out there. Second, I thought this phrase seemed a bit disrespectful for the occasion.

Since then, I found some articles related to this theme, some with bits of inspiration. However, it was hard to pin down the origin of this phrase.

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