Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – and Lord Buckley’s “hip translation” . . .

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave a brief speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at the dedication of a cemetery for the Union soldiers who had died in that bloody Civil War battle four months earlier. Lincoln’s remarks came to be known as “The Gettysburg Address.” It’s his best known speech and includes two of … Read more

Blood, sweat and tears — and toil…

Almost everything most people know about the origin of the phrase “blood, sweat and tears” is wrong. Some people think Winston Churchill coined it in the famous speech he gave to the British House of Commons on May 13, 1940. But, in fact, Churchill didn’t coin the phrase. Nor did he say it in that … Read more