Friday, August 31, 2007

"To call a spade a spade"...

This phrase has always mystified me, I tend to use "Call it like you see it" instead, to mean the same thing: trust what you see, and communicate as such; also, be aware of, and then ignore, the "spin" that's always swirling about you. Apparently, the phrase dates back to 1542 and was a common heuristic intended to remind the English working classes to use their common sense. It probably refers to the farm tool not the house of cards, but these days, the latter makes more sense.

Have a great Labor Free weekend.

(deck of cards by the P22 Font Foundry)


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