Truth of adage from 'Slate' & Testing new add-on tool Yoono
I just added this unknown orchid for some oomph because this article looks so plain otherwise. The orchid is the first of a spray of flowers with 25 or more blooms. The flower is about the size of large peach pith.
Adages often contain a grain of truth but are some of them just factoids?
From Wikipedia 'An adage (pronounced /ˈædɪdʒ/), or adagium (Latin), is a short but memorable saying that holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long use. It often involves a planning failure such as "don't count your chickens before they hatch" or "don't burn bridges behind you." '
From Wikipedia...factoids...'Oxford English Dictionary as "something which becomes accepted as fact, although it may not be true", namely a speculation or an assumption.'
I was browsing through Slate Magazine and came across this article: Do April Showers Bring May Flowers? Well it depends upon the flower and many other factors.
"But do April showers really bring May flowers?
No more so than showers in May or September. Exactly which rainy period has the biggest effect on growth depends on whether you're looking at perennials or annuals."
"Regardless of when the perennials bloom, the rainfall of the previous month isn't that relevant."
"Whatever effect April's showers do have on May flowers tends to be negative. Too much rain while the plants are blossoming makes them more susceptible to diseases like Botrytis blight, which causes buds to shrivel before they open."
"For annuals, which are the flowers that must be replanted every year, lifespan and growth are influenced by the rainfall in the months immediately after they're planted, not the month before."
"The one place where April showers would truly bring May flowers is the desert."
So it appears the truthfulness of an adage depends of many variables...at least for this one.
These are excerpts from the article. Go to the Slate link to read the full story.
I tried to clip, save and copy the Slate webpage using Yoono the add on tool for FireFox and Internet Explorer. I watched the Yoono YouTube tutorial on how to use the Buzzit clip and save tool to save and post articles from the Web to your blog. I tried to use it to post this article and even if I got a message that said I successfully posted the Buzzit to my blog but it didn't show up. A great disappointment and many minutes of lost time downloading and reading the how to. I guess I'll give it another shot since I've already invested so much time in learning about it.