Example Of Anecdote

  • A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
  • An account regarded as unreliable or hearsay
  • short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
  • An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. It may be as brief as the setting and provocation of a bon mot. An anecdote is always presented as based on a real incident involving actual persons, whether famous or not, usually in an identifiable place.
  • The depiction of a minor narrative incident in a painting
  • The Anecdote (L?tif?, Анекдот) is a full-length Azerbaijani film shot in Baku in 1989. Made in the tragic comedy genre, this film is about the dysfunctional Soviet management system in Azerbaijan SSR at the end of 1980s and about the decadence and corruption of the Soviet bureaucracy.
example of anecdote
example of anecdote - Famous Examples
Famous Examples Vol. I: Anecdotes, Trivia and For-Instances from Life and Literature
Famous Examples Vol. I: Anecdotes, Trivia and For-Instances from Life and Literature
Welcome to Famous Examples, a grab-bag of largely useless but often entertaining information.

Famous Examples is a reference book, a trivia book, a book of lists, a book of anecdotes, all in a format so nuggety that once you start reading, it’s hard to stop. As one reader said, “You eat ‘em like peanuts!”

You can probably spend your entire life without actually needing this material. But if you’re a writer or speaker, there may be times when you want a good example or a famous for-instance to illustrate or sharpen a point. Famous Examples will be your guide!

Volume I includes these 75 captivating categories:

Absentminded, Accidental Death, Adultery, Age-Old Complaints, Aphrodisiacs, Astrology—Famous Believers, Atheists, Bachelors, Beheaded, Bigamists, Blind, Blunders, Cannibalism, Cats, Censors, Charlie Chan-isms, Cigar Aficionados, Clerihews, Clowns, Clumsy, Coined Words, Collectors, Criers, Critics, Cults and Mass Suicides, Dandies, Diarists, Disguises, Dogs, Doomsday Predictions, Dragons, Dropouts, Duels, Eaters, Eccentrics, Electrocuted, Eponyms, Escapes, Exiles, “Experts”, “Failures”, Fired, Fives, Forgers, Fours, Frugal, “Good Old Days”, Gypsies, Handshakers, Henpecked, Hermits, Honors Declined, Horses, Hunchbacks, Hypochondriacs, Impostors, Invisible, Jailed Writers, Jesters, Kangaroo Words, Lipograms, Magicians, Malapropisms, Memory Prodigies, Messengers, Misnomers, Murphy’s Law and Other Bad News, Obsessions and Compulsions, Prodigies, Rejected, Rules of Thumb, Self-Published, Stage Fright, Vegetarians, and Voyeurs.

A comprehensive index of names and important terms is included for easy reference or illuminative browsing. Each index term is linked directly to its corresponding passage in the book — just click and go.


Myles Callum is a freelance writer, former magazine editor (TV Guide, Better Homes and Gardens) and author of two previous books. He is a veteran puzzle creator whose crosswords and other puzzles have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Brain Games books and numerous newspapers.

Jai Ganesha ..
Jai Ganesha ..
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ganesha (Sanskrit: ????; IAST: Ga?esa; listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa, also known as Ganapati (Sanskrit: ?????, IAST: ga?apati), Vinayaka (Sanskrit: ??????; IAST: Vinayaka), and Pillaiyar (Tamil: ??????????), is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon.[5] His image is found throughout India and Nepal.[6] Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.[7] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.[8] Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify.[9] Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles[10] and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha (Sanskrit: ???????; IAST: Vighnesa), Vighneshvara (Sanskrit: ??????????; IAST: Vighnesvara),[11] patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[12] He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions.[13] Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography. Ganesha emerged as a distinct deity in clearly recognizable form in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors.[14] His popularity rose quickly, and he was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century. A sect of devotees called the Ganapatya (Sanskrit: ???????; IAST: ga?apatya), who identified Ganesha as the supreme deity, arose during this period.[15] The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganesha are the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. Ganesha has many other titles and epithets, including Ganapati and Vighneshvara. The Hindu title of respect Shri (Sanskrit: ????; IAST: sri; also spelled Sri or Shree) is often added before his name. One popular way Ganesha is worshipped is by chanting a Ganesha Sahasranama, a litany of "a thousand names of Ganesha". Each name in the sahasranama conveys a different meaning and symbolises a different aspect of Ganesha. At least two different versions of the Ganesha Sahasranama exist; one version is drawn from the Ganesha Purana, a Hindu scripture venerating Ganesha.[17] The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gana (Sanskrit: ??; IAST: ga?a), meaning a group, multitude, or categorical system and isha (Sanskrit: ??; IAST: isa), meaning lord or master.[18] The word gana when associated with Ganesha is often taken to refer to the ganas, a troop of semi-divine beings that form part of the retinue of Shiva (IAST: Siva).[19] The term more generally means a category, class, community, association, or corporation.[20] Some commentators interpret the name "Lord of the Ganas" to mean "Lord of Hosts" or "Lord of created categories", such as the elements.[21] Ganapati (Sanskrit: ?????; IAST: ga?apati), a synonym for Ganesha, is a compound composed of ga?a, meaning "group", and pati, meaning "ruler" or "lord".[20] The Amarakosha,[22] an early Sanskrit lexicon, lists eight synonyms of Ganesha : Vinayaka, Vighnaraja (equivalent to Vignesha), Dvaimatura (one who has two mothers),[23] Ga?adhipa (equivalent to Ganapati and Ganesha), Ekadanta (one who has one tusk), Heramba, Lambodara (one who has a pot belly, or, literally, one who has a hanging belly), and Gajanana (IAST: gajanana); having the face of an elephant).[24] Vinayaka (Sanskrit: ??????; IAST: vinayaka) is a common name for Ganesha that appears in the Pura?as and in Buddhist Tantras.[25] This name is reflected in the naming of the eight famous Ganesha temples in Maharashtra known as the Ashtavinayak (a??avinayaka).[26] The names Vighnesha (Sanskrit: ???????; IAST: vighnesa) and Vighneshvara (Sanskrit: ??????????; vighnesvara) (Lord of Obstacles)[11] refers to his primary function in Hindu mythology as the master and remover of obstacles (vighna).[27] A prominent name for Ganesha in the Tamil language is Pille (Tamil: ??????) or Pillaiyar (??????????) (Little Child).[28] A. K. Narain differentiates these terms by saying that pille means a "child" while pillaiyar means a "noble child". He adds that the words pallu, pella, and pell in the Dravidian family of languages signify "tooth or tusk", also "elephant tooth or tusk".[29] Anita Raina Thapan notes that the root word pille in the name Pillaiyar might have originally meant "the young of the elephant", because the Pali word pillaka means "a young elephant".[30] In the Burmese language, Ganesha is known as Maha Peinne (?????????, pronounced: [m?ha pei?ne]), derived from Pali Maha Winayaka (?????????).[31] The widespread name of Ganesha in Thailand is Phra Phikanet or Phra Phikanesuan, both of whi
Modern sculpture
Modern sculpture
I was told my photos need more pointless anecdotes, so here you go... I don't remember how I ended up in sculpture class in college, maybe drawing was full or maybe I was tired of buying the endless supplies required for painting. Our little class consisted of a few studio art majors, a group of frat boys looking for a few easy arts credits, and a couple of bewildered passersby such as myself. The first half of the class was an additive figure study - basically globbing clay onto an pre-made wire armature. Our model, a paunchy 50s bald guy, must not have been terribly inspiring because our classroom persisted in looking like Giacometti's studio, with stiff, emaciated figures everywhere. We all perked up for the second subtractive part of the class, however, when we got to carve abstract designs out of blocks of plaster of paris, which had been set in half-gallon milk cartons. The fun thing about plaster is that, unlike stone for example, you can just mix a little up in a paper cup and stick some back on if you screw up. Enthusiastically embracing this technique, I attempted to create a whirling mass of outlandish curves. Yet as the lobes of plaster rose higher and higher, I could still see that plain old milk carton-shaped block of plaster inside at its heart, mocking me... While I can't claim to have been inspired by Henry Moore, I do admire his use of negative space, which was startlingly demonstrated on the day I took this picture when I saw a woman disappear into the crevasse between the two halves of this sculpture. Alas, I was unable to capture the moment, as shooting this piece (at least during the hours the museum is open) involves a photographic game of Frogger, timing your shots around the passing taxi cabs and trucks. My favorite part is the blown end, as it reminds me of the Matisse cut-outs safely housed in one of the I.M. Pei's triangular towers above this piece.
example of anecdote
Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.