Alex Philips: The Geographer’s Dictionary

I.  U.S. Geography:

1. Blue State America, “The Blue States”:  Politically Liberal U.S. states primarily located in the Northeastern U.S., as well as the Mid-Western U.S. state of Illinois, California and the Pacific Northwestern region.

2. Purple State America,”The Purple States”:  Politically Moderate U.S. states primarily located in the Urban/Suburban Mid-Western U.S. states, Florida, Pennsylvania, Northern New England, as well as parts of the American West.

3. Red State America, “The Red States”:  Politically Conservative U.S. States primarily located in the Southern U.S., as well as the rural Middle American and Western U.S. States.

II.  U.S. states and regions:

1. New England:  Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island

2. Middle Atlantic:  Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland

3. Pennsylvania

4. Southeast:  Virginia, North and South Carolina

5. The Southern Interior states:  Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia?

6.  The Deep South:  Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma?

7.   Florida

8.   Texas

9.  The Great Lakes States:  Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio

10.  The Upper Midwestern States:  Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota

11.  The Lower Midwestern States:  Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri

12. The Southwestern States:  New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada

13. The Western States:  Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho

14. The Pacific Northwest:  Oregon and Washington “State”

15. The West Coast:  California

16. The South Pacific:  Hawaii

17. Alaska

18. District of Columbia:  Washington, DC-(U.S. Capital, though NOT a state)

19. U.S. Territories:  Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands-(St. Thomas and St. Croix)

20.  “The Lower 48″:  Referring to the Continental United States and its 48 states-(excluding Hawaii, Alaska, as well as the U.S. territories) 

III. Nicknames for various U.S. states:

1. The Empire State:  New York

2. The Lone Star State:  Texas

3. The Sunshine State:  Florida

4. The Garden State:  New Jersey

5. The Bluegrass States:  Kentucky, Tennessee (and perhaps West Virginia)

6. The Rocky Mountain State:  Colorado

7.  The Thousand Lakes State:  Minnesota

8.  The Land of Lincoln:  Illionis

9.  The First State:  Delaware

10. First in Flight:  North Carolina

IV. Nicknames for various U.S. cities:

1. The Big Apple, The city that never sleeps, NYC: New York City 

2. The Windy City, Chi-town; Chicago

3. The Big Easy, New Orlenz; New Orleans

4. Beantown:  Boston

5. City of Angels, LA:  Los Angeles

6. Vegas:  Las Vegas

7. AC:  Atlantic City

8. DC:  District of Columbia/Washington, DC

9. City of Brotherly Love; Philly:  Philadelphia

10:  Twin Cities:  Minneapolis and St. Paul

11.   Mile High City:  Denver

12.  The Motor City:  Detroit 

V. Geographical prepositions:

1. Under

2. Below

3. Above

4. Between

5. Behind

6. Forward

7. Ahead

8. Out

9. In

10. Outter

11. Inner

12. Up

13. Down

14. Upward

15. Downward

16. Plateaued

17.  Zenith

18.  Nadir

19.  Heights

20.  Depths

21.  Into

22. Onto

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Alex Philips: The Centrist Oath

Thou shall ALWAYS take pride in one’s intellectual and political independence, as well as to ALWAYS remain FREE from Ideological Orthodoxy and Pan-Partisanship.

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Alex Philips: The Conservative Oath

I.  We Conservatives are a proud folk who will ALWAYS remember and revere the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

II. LOVE and HONOR thy country.

III. ALWAYS protect the sanctity of Old Glory from those who seek to profane it.

IV. VALUE the time honored virtues of Patriotism and Nationalism.

V. We believe that THE Almighty is the Provider and Originator of ALL human rights.

VI.  We proudly recite, “The Pledge of Allegiance” and NEVER hesitate when uttering the phrase, “One Nation, Under God.” 

VII. FIRST, we shall sing, “The Star Spangled Banner”, though we will ALWAYS follow with,”God Bless America”.

VIII.   We will ALWAYS protect the sanctity of life and the rights of the unborn.

IX.     We are proud moral defenders of Capital Punishment.

X.       We ARE the Stars and Stripes.

XI.     We are Pro-States Rights.

XII. We support the strict conservation and preservation of Judeo-Christian values and Western Civilization.

XIII.   We ARE the party of Family values.

XIV.   We oppose Multiculturalism and loathe Political Correctness.

XV.     We REVERE AND WILL ALWAYS PROTECT, the sanctity of traditional matrimony.

XVI.    We WILL ALWAYS defend our Right to Bear Arms.

XVII.  We believe that Ronald Reagan won The Cold War……………single handedly.

XVIII.  We ARE the voice of Talk Radio……………(and Fox News).

XIX.     We are UNCOMPROMISING AND RESOLUTE when maintaining a strong and well funded National Defense.

XX.       We favor a heavily secured and tightly guarded Southwestern border.

XXI.      We dislike and distrust the United Nations.

XXII.     We favor a Unilateralist foreign policy.

XXIII.   We are sentimental for the American Heartland and view such a place as the Real America.

XXIV.   We ARE the party of Law and Order.

XXV.     We long for the 1950′s and 1980′s.

XXVI.    We are skeptical of Global Warming…………as well as Climate Change.

XXVII.    We are proud “Conservationists” and detest the word, “Environmentalist”.

XXVIII.  We are Social Darwinists, though we oppose evolutionary biology, especially within our public schools.

XXIX.     We would like to close the Department of Education.

XXX.       We universally despise “Limousine Liberals” and take offense at their sanctimony, pretense and hypocrisy.

XXXI:    “Home of the Brave”-(Last words of “The Star Spangled Banner”)

XXXII.   You MUST partner with pragmatism when promoting the Conservative Agenda. 

XXXIII. You MUST pledge your unquestionable loyalty and allegiance to this Solemn Oath.  You are expected to honor and obey each commandment equally and faithfully.  If ANY part of this Oath is violated or contradicted, you will be EXPELLED  from our gathering and viewed as persona non-grata!

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Alex Philips: The Liberal Oath

I. We Liberals are a proud, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, progressive and secularist people whose Presidential Pantheon includes, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, JFK and the First African-American President, Barack Obama.

II. We are proud Hamiltonians-(as well Machiavellians………………….but don’t tell anyone!)

III. We truly believe that The State, is a panacea for society’s ills, inequities, injustices and misfortunes.

IV. ”A rising tide lifts ALL boats”-Ancient Proverb.

V. We are the party of Civil Libertarians, Constitutional Scholars, Law Professors, Academics and Social Progressives.

VI. We ARE the party of Civil and Human Rights.

VII.  We loathe firearms and (if given the opportunity), would love to repeal the 2nd Amendment.

VIII. We MUST invest in the future of our citizens and ALWAYS safeguard the public trust.

IX. We applaud and welcome diversity; we ARE the party of Multiculturalism-(and Political Correctness, though we will never admit to it publicly).

X.  “Religion, is the opium of the masses”-Karl Marx.

XI. We must ALWAYS protect and safeguard the rights of the Mother.

XII. We universally denounce capital punishment.

XIII. We gladly open our wallets to Big City Trial Lawyers and Union Bosses.

XIV.  We are intellectually superior to the everyday person, especially, if they are politically and culturally conservative.

XV.    We have confidence in each and every person to lead a morally autonomous life, except if they are politically and culturally conservative.

XVI. We speak, “Truth to Power”.

XVII. We oppose ANY type of imperialist, unilateralist, preemptive and interventionist foreign policy.  Essentially, we are disdainful and distrustful of U.S. Global Power and view the United States, as the Empire of our time.

XVIII. We are crypto-Isolationists, though publicly proclaim ourselves as Peacenicks and Utopianists. We seldomly support defensive, as well as human rights wars and instead, prefer a domestically introspective United States of America.

XIX. We ARE the party of social, equal and environmental justice.

XX.  We publicly loathe capitalism-(though really enjoy its benefits behind the scenes).

XXI.    We ARE the party of Social Security………………….(and the Affordable Care Act).

XXII.  We MUST ALWAYS  bow to the New York Times………………….(and MSNBC, also known as the DNC Channel).

XXIII. We support a smaller national defense and intelligence bureaucracy.

XXIV. We welcome and encourage rabid political activism and will ALWAYS keep our door open for Leftist Radicals.

XXV.  We will ALWAYS protect and defend the First Amendment.

XXVI. We long for the 1960′s and 1970′s.

XXVII.  We are proud “Environmentalists” and detest the word, “Conservationist”.

XXVIII. We strongly support public education-(though prefer to send our children to private schools).

XXIX.  We WILL ALWAYS morally justify and defend, the equitable redistribution of wealth.

XXX.  We strongly support an increased minimum wage, (so does Alex Philips, the Founder of

XXXI.  We ARE the Workers Party and will ALWAYS campaign for fair and equitable employment opportunities.

XXXII. We are a charitable people and will ALWAYS underwrite, as well as support, ANY policy which fulfills a righteous end.

XXXIII.  We publicly strive to Abolish Private Property, (though we really enjoy our own spacious property behind the scenes).

XXXIV. We own the phrase, “Global Warming” and will frown upon, as well as ridicule, those who DARE WHISPER the phrase, “Climate Change.”

XXXV.  We are the party who declared a “War on Poverty”; (and 50 years later……..there is still……..Poverty…………but don’t tell anyone!)

XXXVI. We identify with city folk, as well as suburban folk-(though to a lesser extent). 

XXXVII.   We WILL MORALLY DEFEND, the equalization/(radicalization) of marriage.

XXXVIII. We oppose Social Darwinism, though favor evolutionary biology, especially in the classrooms.

XXXIX.   We are Absolute Relativists regarding culture and morality.

XXXX.    We ARE the party of Women’s rights and “liberation”……….and don’t you ever forget it!!

XXXXI.    We have no sentimentality for the American Heartland.

XXXXII.  We oppose tobacco and will aggressively campaign for a smoke-free U.S.A. while lighting up a ……………………………

XXXXIII.  We care little about the stars and the heavens and prefer to invest our energy, time and money, in ameliorating the lives of the powerless and poor among us.

XXXXIV.  We loathe Corporate Capitalism, especially when it partners with the State.

XXXXV.    “Land of the free”-(Last words of “The Star Spangled Banner”)

XXXXVI.   And of course, we strongly support, “enhanced revenue”/(Higher taxes).

XXXXVII.  You MUST partner with pragmatism when promoting the Liberal Agenda.

XXXXVIII. You MUST pledge your unquestionable loyalty and allegiance to this Solemn Oath.  You are expected to honor and obey each commandment equally and faithfully.  If ANY part of this Oath is violated or contradicted, you will be EXPELLED  from our gathering and viewed as persona non-grata!

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Alex Philips: The Republican Oath

I.  We Republicans, are a proud and industrious breed; a noble party, whose Presidential icons include, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

II. We are the proud heirs of the Adam Smith and Ayn Rand legacies-(as well as the Nicolo Machiavelli legacy, but don’t tell anyone!)

III. We believe in rugged pan-individualism and loathe ALL forms of collectivism and statism.

IV. We are unapologetic Defenders of Capitalism who pride ourselves in promoting and romanticizing personal responsibility and the self-reliant ethos.

V. We are the party of free market values, investor’s rights and the enterprising spirit.

VI.  We were the party of Corporate Industrialism and are now the party of Global Corporate Capitalism.

VII. We are disdainful and distrustful of Big Government.

VIII. We prefer a philosophy of limited government.

IX. We believe that ALL persons are NOT! equal in the market place and therefore wealth, is NEVER! to be equitably redistributed, nor shared; instead, wealth MUST! be earned and kept for THYSELF!

X.   We applaud ANY type of economic policy which promises to lower ALL taxes.

XI.  We ARE the party of Wall Street……………(and K street).

XII. We abhor wasteful spending by our Government.

XIII. We loathe the Welfare State and are deeply suspicious of altruistic and sanctimonious sounding Public Officials.

XIV. We believe in the spirit of competition and pride ourselves in steadfastly adhereing to the Social Darwinist philosophy……..(except, of course, when the U.S. Banking and Financial system is collapsing).

XV.   We romanticize and live by the age old maxims, “Time is Money.” and “Money never sleeps”. 

XVI.  We MUST ALWAYS reduce entitlement spending.

XVII. We support universal deregulation and free trade.

XVIII.   We MUST ALWAYS bow to the Wall Street Journal, (as well as CNBC and Fox News).

XIX.     We long for the Robber Barron Age, the 1920′s, the Reagan era and the age.

XX.      We ARE the party of the Small Business Owner.

XXI.    We support a strong, proactive Unilatarealist foreign policy and National Security State.

XXII.  We strongly believe in “American Exceptionalism”.

XXIII.   We oppose isolationism.

XXIV.  We support the strict conservation and preservation of Western Civilization.

XXV.  We support multilateral missions, provided the United States, is the First Among Equals.

XXVI. We will always open our door to Libertarian Ideologues.

XXVII.  We cringe when we hear the word, “bureaucracy”. 

XXVIII.  We loathe and distrust Union Leaders.

XXIX.    ”Greed is good”-Gordon Gekko, “Wall Street”

XXX.     We universally despise “Limousine Liberals” and take offense at their sanctimony, pretense and hypocrisy.

XXXI.    You MUST partner with pragmatism when promoting the Republican Agenda.

XXXII.  You MUST pledge your unquestionable loyalty and allegiance to this Solemn Oath.  You are expected to honor and obey each commandment equally and faithfully.  If ANY part of this Oath is violated or contradicted, you will be EXPELLED  from our gathering and viewed as persona non-grata!

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Alex Philips: The Case Against Political Correctness

A few days ago, I had published a commentary titled, “The Case for Multiculturalism”.  In that earlier article, I, (unlike many within the Academy and mainstream Media), was able to distinguish, Multiculturalism from Political Correctness.  I elaborated on how and why multiculturalism and political correctness were and are not complimentary ideologies and policies.  I argued on multiculturalism’s behalf whereby I made the case for its truly equitable nature; a true multicultural historical education is comfortable in juxtaposing the magnificent accomplishments of Western Civilization alongside non-Western civilizations.  Such an intellectual juxtaposition neither undermines, nor trivializes Western historical education; if anything, it actually broadens and enhances our knowledge of Global history.

Let’s, for example, take British colonial History; a Traditionalist may wish to study and romanticize the purely English and British political and cultural achievements of the Victorian Age, but pay little or no attention to the cultural character of its multinational subjects. Conversely, a pro PC-(Political Correctness) Radical would either dismiss the British Colonial period altogether or romanticize the cultural achievements of the colonized, while simutaneously attacking the Colonizer-(in this case, the British Empire).  As you can see, none of these perspectives are balanced, nor do they represent the entire historical reality.  Why not begin with a traditional study of British Colonial History and yes, include some lessons and discussions on the religious and ethno-racially diverse cultures of India, the Middle East and the Americas?  And when I say include, I do NOT! mean an anecdotal reference, nor do I mean an pan-ethnocentric approach towards the historically colonized, I mean a truly thorough and comprehensive inclusion that balances out the historial reality and presents itself as the most honest and sincerest of historical narratives…………….a type of historical symbiosis.

But, why I should be so optimistic or mindlessly hopeful? Individuals and yes, institutions, in particular, have agendas.  For the Traditionalists, they refuse to “give an inch” and similarly, the PC Radicals are just as bad, if not worse. The Traditionalists will continue to favor and romanticize the unquestionable supremacy of Western Civilization and yes, the PC Radicals will continue to favor and romanticize the unquestionable supremacy of non-Western civilizations.  The Traditionalists, are, in short, a group of xenophobic intellectuals who loathe and fear even the slightest alteration or transition towards a more conciliatory approach to History; however, the PC Radicals, in short, also loathe and fear the slightest effort to preserve the legacy of the West.

As you can see, I am no fan of the Traditionalists-(or even Pan-Traditionalists) with regard to Historical Education, however, the title of the article is, “The Case Against Political Correctness” and not, “The Case Against Historical Traditionalists”-(though admittedly, it does sound like a good title for a future article).  Thefore, the focus of my criticism is against PC  radicalism.

Political Correctness, is the enemy of academic freedom and expression; its insidious nature has led to a new type of rhetorical policing which, in reality, has actually eradicated the art of higher discourse and instead, has systematically polluted our classrooms, lecture halls and journals.  The pollutants, are the ususal suspects………………….agenda driven pan-leftist hounds whose bark is equal to-(and not “bigger than”) their bite; that is to say, a type of rhetorical policing which, (sadly), is supported by institutional policy. 

So why is this the case? Why is it that American historical learning is now directly associated with Political Correctness? Well, in order to better understand Political Correctness, you need to understand the mindset of its intelligentsia; that is to say, the ideas and temperaments of its leaders and most ardent supporters.  Political Correctness, is a philosophy rooted in activism and social justice; its primary (and sanctimonious) mission is to deliver, fulfill and above all, enforce, a type of academically oriented social justice whereby the historically victimzed and disenfranchised, are now given equal and even superior representation within our history texts and classrooms.  In a way, Political Correctness is the new missionary movement of our age, whereby Educators, Lecturers and Administrators are systematically converting, inculcating and assimilating young and impressionable minds into a way of thinking and behaving that reflects their righteously utopic world view; (luckily, some of these students, after graduation and when entering the workforce and into life, are able to rid themselves of these toxins and pollutants which infected them during that 4 year period).

Now when I say, “Pan-Leftists”,  I am actually not criticizing the Marxists, but instead, focusing more on the insane Post-Modernists; the Marxists, have been and are still primarily obsessed with the fulfillment and enactment of social or really, economic justice through the Communist Philosophy, while the Post-Modernists, are, to the left of the Marxists, (if you can even imagine that).  It is really the lunacy of Post-Modern Philosophy and Educational Policy making that has facilitated and given shelter to Politcal Correctness; a warped philosophy which rabidly opposes traditional/(Aristotelian oriented) Epistemology, but instead, offers us, an insane relativistic philosophy which proudly eviscerates the ideas of truth and logical exposition…………….except, of course, for the truth and logical supremacy of relativism!  It is the Post-Modernists-(and their Marxist allies), who have acquired the reins of academic power and in turn, have been deliberately orienting and training their students into Dogmatic Moral Commentators and Social Activists, rather than training and orienting our students towards a more Objective-(yes, I still use the word, “objective”!) study of Historical Reality.

Historians are not! missionary or priestly figureheads, nor are they Ethics Professors, Peace Corps Directors or Community Organizers.  Certainly moral commentary can accompany any historical discussion and such an ethical commentary is welcoming-(so long as it is consistent with the presentation of reliable historical evidence).  Historians have never been universally dispassionate or morally absentious in their analyses……………..(remember the old phrase, “History is written by the winners”)?  However, the primary function and duty of the Historian, is to present a historical reality and temporal account that can be carefully researched and affirmed…………………..and not! to cheerlead for a historical mythology that is mendaciously and scandalously revised for the purpose of promoting a socially (and seemingly more eqitably) just cause.

Let the Ministers, Moral Philosophy Professors, Theologians, Peace Corps Directors and Community Organizers assume the burden of fulfilling and delivering justice to the historically disenfranchised; Historians can CO-participate and contribute to the moral discourse, so long as they remain loyal to their profession and NEVER allow themselves to degenerate into rambling, babbling store front preachers “with an axe to grind”…………………………as advocated, justified, defended and proudly celebrated by Political Correctness.

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Alex Philips: The Case For Multiculturalism

When I was coming of age during the early 1990′s, I was undergoing a major intellectual and cultural transformation.  Like many Americans of my generation I was the product of a traditional secondary school education, especially with regard to History.  My High School History curriculum was conservatively structured; it consisted of the classic topics, such as U.S. History, European History, as well as Western Civilization to the year 1500.  Yet, the histories of several other civilizations were never included into the larger curriculum or were, (at best), given anecdotal status.  Our class learned about the lives and campaigns of the Conquisatdores, yet little time was spent covering Aztecan culture and history.  We learned about the birth and Fall of Constantinople, yet the 1100 years in between was somehow………….conveniently omitted.  As for Islam, our class learned about the Crusades, as well as the fall of Grenada, Spain………….and that’ s about it.  But perhaps the most inexcusible omission from our Secondary school curriculum, was regarding the ancient histories and cultures of Native Americans.  In retrospect, it was an academically sound, but incomplete historical and cultural secondary education; I graduated High School with a fairly good, though limited understanding of World History.  But that would change when I entered the University in the early 1990′s.  It was during this intellectually formative period that I began to support a buregoning academic movement called, “Multiculturalism”.

The word, “Multiculturalism”-(then, as well as now), is fraught with controversy.  Conservatives tend to use it as a pejorative and view it as a mindless cliche that is commonly uttered by fanatical Leftists.  Liberals tend to use the word within a more positive and representative context and often counter the Conservative criticism as being culturally myopic and intellectually xenophobic.  This very word has, in a way, served as the earliest pretext and foundation for America’s “Culture Wars”. 

I view Multiculturalism as a truly  democratic approach towards secondary and university based historical education; it was (and is still) a movement which was designed to advance our knowledge of several histories and cultures, as well as orient our students towards a more well rounded and realistic understanding of how the human historical experience was truly global in scope and subsequently debunking the myth of regional historical reality.  A multicultrual history curriculum would teach our students the ABC’s of the Roman Empire, as well as focusing on various cultures and subcultures within Rome’s vast, TRI-continental empire, such as the Phoenicians, the Berbers, the Etruscans and the Illyrians.  Such an approach would discuss and detail the glory days of 5th century BC/BCE Athens, while also focusing on and closely examining the magnificent cultural contributions of Ancient colonial Persia. Students would continue learning about classic Western landmarks, such as the Pantheon, the Acropolis, the Eifel Tower and Canterbury Cathedral, while also learning about additional non-Western landmarks, such as the Alhambra, the Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Taj Mahal and Teotiuchan-(among many others). 

The key word,  is INCLUSION; an inclusive curriculum  which strives to represent a diversity of historical experiences, as well as making a consciously earnest effort to NEVER EXCLUDE the traditional western historical literature that many of my generation-(as well as our predecessors) received  during our early secondary school years; that exclusionary, tunnel vision approach is called, Political Correctness-(“PC”)……….an awful sounding pair of words which has NO place or role within the Multicultural historical narrative.  

Contrary to popular belief-(especially among several Conservatives), Political Correctness is NOT! synonymous with Multiculturalism; they are 2 very different and separate movements which have little, if anything, in common. The erroneous linkage and intersection of Multiculturalism and Political Correctness seriously undermines and even trivializes the altruistic aims of Multicultural education and pedagogy.  Political Correctness, is the draconian, anti-democratic, more militant wing of the multicultural movement; PC Activists are visibly hostile and adverse to teaching of any type of Western historical education.  The most extreme side of the PC movement favors the imposition of a non-Western based historical education whose primary aim is to eviscerate any vestiges of Western Civilization and History; (in other words, the historically powerless and disenfrachised, now become  the NEW and indestructible Power  Class).  The other less extreme, (but equally loathsome) sect of the PC movement wishes to preserve western historical education…………….but only as a target of perpetual censure and villification; (think of a pinata, whereby the PC Activists symbolize the stick, while the persons within Traditional Western History and Civilization represent the pinata).  In either case, Politcal Correctness has never been, is not, nor will ever be, an ally of Multiculturalism; Political Correctness resides in the deepest depths of the forest and will remain so………………………………………in perpetuity!

The PC Activists will never understand that it is possible to juxtapose the Western historical legacy with other non-Western histories-(It’s like the old American saying, “you can walk and chew gum at the same time”).  In contrast to the Politically Correct philosophy, the objective of a true multicultural education is to foster a more conciliatory cultural setting and atmosphere; this means a simultaneous representation of Western history, as well as the inclusion and intersection of additional (seemingly unrelated or partially related) histories.  Yes, I am of the school of thought which believes you can identify yourself as a Multiculturalist and still support the West……………it is not! an impossible under- taking.  Why not learn about Mesoamerica, China, Andalusia, Byzantium and India, while also learning about the Spanish Empire, Medieval Western Europe, the Italian Renaissance and the British Empire? Is there any currency gained in acquring a greater and more comprehensive knowledge of the globe’s diverse historical realities? Of course there is, especially during this rapidly changing internationalized  age that we are curently living in; I would dare say that a Multicultural historical education is more valuable and indisipensible than ever before.

The more global we are, the more culturally interconnected we become.  Commercial, business, as well as cultural exchanges currently encompass a larger and more complex demographic; therefore, when faced with such a present (and future) reality, what better preparatory measure to take than the adoption and enactment of a more culturally pluralistic secondary educational system.  The more informed students are, the better prepared they will be when living in a (seemingly unstoppable and irrerversible) globalized reality.

Multiculturalism has not, does not will, nor will ever compromise or threaten one’s national identity; one can still maintain a measured pride in his or her national identity, while also learning about his or her neighbors-(both near and distant).  National pride will not be threatened or undermined when adopting a more representative approach towards historical learning and literacy; instead, it will revitalize the historical process and broaden new cultural horizons for current and future generations of secondary school students. It is actually the creeping and more sinister presence of Political Correct ness which Traditionalists, Moderates and even Liberally minded Americans should EQUALLY fear and repudiate.

The case for Multiculturalism is not an easy persuasion process; it has and will contniue to attract ardent agenda driven opponents who will mistakingly (or deviously) misidentify it as an ally of Political Correctness; it has been and will continue to be met with fear and opposition from the extreme-minded.  However, if clearly defined as a distinct movement whose primary goal, objective and purpose is to expand the cultural and historical awareness of current and future generations of secondary school students, while also grounding them in traditional Western historical education, then I believe that a such a case can and will be greeted with optimism, hope and receptivity by the majority of sensibly minded Americans; it will be a Victory for Demoracy and Moderation and a devastating, (but welcoming) defeat for Militancy and Extremism.   

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Alex Philips: Famous Geographical Phrases

1. “I’ve been all around the world”

2. “Going around the world”

3. “The world traveler”

4.  “I’ve been all over the world”

5.  “A worldly person”

6.  “A worldly individual”

7.   “He has the world by his fingertips”

8.    “She has the world by her fingertips”

9.   “To rule the world”

10.  “To conquer the world”

11.   “Good Stewards of the Earth”

12.  “Responsible Stewards of the Earth”

13.  “Mother Earth”

14.   “Mother Nature”

15.   “Jet-setter”

16.   “Sphere(s) of influence”

17.   “The Villager(s)”

18.   “The Village Idiot(s)”

19.   “A villager”

20.  “The Local(s)”

21.   “A Local”

22.  ”The Local Yocal(s)”

23.   “Local Yocal”

24.   “A real local yocal”

25.   “Hill people”

26.   “Hill folk(s)”

27.   “Mountain folk(s)”

28.   “Mountain people”

29.   “Townsfolk”

30.   ”Little world”

31.    ”Far away”

32.   “Swallowed up by the earth”

33.   “Earth shattering news”

34.   “A seismic event”

35.   “A seismic change”

36.   “An earthly person”

37.    “A down to earth person”

38.    “City slicker(s)”

39.    “The Village Square”

40.    ”The Town Square”

41.      “Far from home”

42.     “The sky’s the limit”

43.     “The Patron Saint of Travelers”

44.      “Changing like the seasons”

45.      “Changin’ like the seasons”

46.      “The Marketplace”

47.      “B & B”-(“Bed and Breakfast”)

48.      “Fly like a bird”

49.      “Going my way?”

50.      “Goin’ my way?”

51.       “Tourist trap(s)”

52.      “The Ugly American(s)”

53.      “Homgenous society”

54.      “Homogenous environment”

55.      “Heterogenous society”

56.      “Heterogenous environment”

57.      “Going downhill”

58.      “Goin’ downhill”

59.      “Upwardly mobile”

60.     “Upward mobility”

61.      “Reached the heavens”  

62.      “Reached the sky” 

63.      “Reaching the heavens”

64.      “Reaching the sky”

65.     “Reachin’ the heavens”

66.     “Reachin’ for the sky”

67.     “Reached for the sky”

68.    “Reached for the heavens”

69.    “Reachin’ for the sky”

70.   ”Reachin for the heavens”

71.    “To the stars”

72.   “Up the hill”

73.    “Up the river”

74.    “Down the river”

75.    “Down by the river”

76.    “Moving up”

77.    “Moved up”

78.    “Movin up”

79.   ”A Perfect Place”

80.   “Paradise on Earth”

81.    “Hell on Earth”

82.   “The Gates of Paradise”

83.   “The Gates of Heaven”

84.   “When hell freezes over”

85.   “A perfect setting”

86.   “An idyllic setting”

87.   “An idyllic atmosphere”

88.   “Out on the plains”

89.   “The plains”

90.   “Raising hell”

91.    “Raisin’ hell”

92.   “The Hills”

93.   “The Low Country”

94.   “The Palisades”

95.    “The Cliffs”

96.   “A prepositonal phrase”

97.   “Prepositional phases”

98.   “Prepostional phrase”

99.    “A rainy day”

100.  ”Rainy day(s)”

101.   “Sunny skies”

102.  “Sunny sky”

103.  “Blue skies”

104.   “Blue sky”

105.  ”A cloudy day”

106.   “Clouday day(s)” 

107.   ”Like a fish out of water”

108.   “At the bottom”

109.  ”At the bottom of the sea”

110. “At the bottom of the ocean floor”

111. “The East”

112.  “The West”

113.  “The Wild West”

114.   “The Wil’ West”

115.   “The Exotic East”

116.   “The Orient”

117.   “The Frontier”

118.   “On the Frontier”

119.    “Cowboys and Indians”

120.   “Watered down”

121.    “Howling wind(s)”

122.   “Howlin’ wind(s)”

123.    “The Windy City”-(nickname referring to the U.S. city of Chicago)

124.   “Gentle Wind(s)”

125.   “The Western Wind(s)”

126.   “The Sunshine State”-(nickname referring to the U.S. state of Florida)

127.   “The Garden State”-(nickam referring to the U.S. state of New Jersey)

128.    “The Empire State”-(referring to the U.S. state of New York)

129.    “The Big Apple”-(referring to New York City)

130.    “The American West”

131.     “Go West Young Man”-(old American saying)

132.    “There’s gold in them hills”-(old American saying)

133.    “Middle America”

134.    “The Heartland”

135.    ”The Heartland of America”

136.    “Remember the Alamo”

137.    “The Canadian West”

138.    “Rocky Mountain High”-(a very famous 1970′s song written and sung by the late John Denver)

139.   “The Lone Star State”-(nickname referring the to the U.S. state of Texas)

140.   “Happy Trails”-(old American saying and song about the American West)

141.    “Manifest Destiny”-(19th century U.S. policy of expanding westward)

142.   “The Trail of Tears”-(Phrase describing the plight of the Cherokee Indian peoples being uprooted by the U.S. Government from the Southeastern United States en route to the state Oklahoma).

143.   “Spaghetti Western”-(Genre of film which depicted the American West.  This genre of film was popular in the 1960′s).

144.   “Blazed new trails”

145.    “The Outback”

146.    “The Australian Outback”

147.    “The Argentine Cowboy”-(also known as, “The Gaucho”)

148.   “The Border”

149.   “Upstate New York”

150.   ”Upstate”-(A phrase describing Upstate New York by both Downstate-(New York Metropolitan Area residents) and Upstate New Yorkers)

151.     “Downstate”-(A phrase describing Downstate New Yorkers by both Downstate and Upstate New Yorkers)

152.    “Going Upstate”

153.    “Goin’ Upstate”

154.    ”Gone Upstate”

(Note:  Again, phrases 151-153 refer to Upstate New York)

 155.    “Metropolitan Area”

156.   “Metro Area”

157.  “The Greater Metropolitan Area”

158.   “The Greater Metro Area”

U.S. Highways:  159-167

159.   “The Lincoln Highway”-(From New York City, to San Francisco, California)

160.   “U.S. 1″ or ”Route 1″

161.   “Route 66″-(From Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California; a famous American song was titled, “Route 66″, which was then borrowed by The Rolling Stones)

162.   “Interstate Highway”

163.   “The Interstate”

164.   “Highway 61″-(U.S. highway which runs parallel to the Mississippi River and one of Bob Dylan’s most famous songs)

165.   “The Pacific Coast Highway”/ “PCH”-(runs throughout the California coast)

166.   ”The Catskill Highway” or “Route `17″ -(From Northern New Jersey, to the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York)

167.   “The Amalfi Coast “

168.    “The Apian Way”-(Ancient Rome’s most famous roadway which began in Rome proper and crossed through mainland Italy en route to the tip of Italy) 

169.    “The Silk Route”

170.   “The Camino Del Santiago” -(The famous sacred roadway to the Spanish/Galician coastal town of Santiago)

171.    “Road to Nowhere”

172.   “Road to Damascus”

173.   “The Beltway”-(nickname referring to Washington, DC)

174.   “New York State of Mind”-(A very famous 1970′s song written and sung by Billy Joel)

175.   “The Big Easy”-(nickname referring to the U.S. city of New Orleans)

176.   “Farmer Joe”-(A sarcastic sounding American nickname referring to an unsophisticated person from the hinterland).

177.   “An island escape”

178.   “Island escape”

179.    “The River Styx”

180.   “The Eleusian or Elysian Fields”

181.    ”The Odyssey”

182.    “An Odyssey” 

183.    “Planet Earth”

184.    “2001:  A Space Odyssey”-(Very famous 1968 film directed by the late Stanley Kubrick which was adopted from the equally famous novel by the late Arthur C. Clarke)

185.    “Up and above”

186.    “Down below”

187.     ”World History”

188.    “Liberal Internationalism”

189.    “Liberal Internationalist”

190.   “International Relations”

191.     “On shaky ground”

192.    “Skating on thin ice”

193.    “Skatin’ on thin ice”

194.    “The Age of Globalization”

195.    “The Mountain West”

196.    “The Left Coast of America”-(A sarcastic sounding Conservative American nicknme referring to the Pan- Liberal culture, mannerisms and attitudes of Americans living on the U.S. Pacific Coast-(though I am guessing that Orange County and San Diego, California are excluded?)

197.    “The Bay Area”-(Refers to San Francisco, California and its Metropolitan Area)

198.    “The Biggest Little City in America”-(nickname for the moderately sized U.S. city of Reno in Northern Nevada)

199.     “AC”-(nickname which describes Atlantic City, New Jersey; it is a nickname that is primarily used by many New Jersey residents)

200.    “The Jersey Gold Coast”-(nickname which describes the pricey residential real estate of Northern New Jersey towns located directly by the Hudson River.  This name is also used by many New Jersey residents).

201.      “ The North country”-(English nickname which describes the poorer and less refined English communities of Northern England.  The phrase is used by many English residents from London and the greater part of Southern England)

202.      “North and South”

203.      “East and West”

204.      “The old country”

205.      “The ole’ country”

206.     “Northern or North Italy”

207.    “Southern Italy or South Italy”

208.    “Northern  or North France”

209.    “Southern France”

210.    “The South of France”

211.    “The French Riviera”

212.   “The Cote’D'Azur”

213.   “The Italian Riviera” 

214.   “Northern Europe”

215.   “Southern Europe”

216.   “Mare Nostrum”-(Ancient Latin nickname used by the Roman empire when describing their Mediterranean colonies, which stretched from the shores of Spain and Morocco, to the Middle East.  The phrase translates as, “Our lake”) 

217.  “The Rhineland”

218.   “The Balkans”

219.    “The Maghreb”

220.   “Asia Minor”

221.    ”The Levant”

222.    ”The city”

223.    “The burbs”-(American nickname for the Suburbs)

224.    “The countryside”

225.    “The Middle East”

226.    “The Far East”

227.    “The Near East”    

228.    “Heading for the hills”

229.    “Headin’ for the hills”

230.    “Heading to the hills”

231.     “Headin’ to the hills”  

232.     “Up the road”

233.     “Down the road”

234.     “Block party”

235.     “Street fest.”

236.     “Hang a left”

237.     “Hang a right”

238.      “Up stream”

239.      “Hilly terrain”

240.      ”Flat terrain”

241.       “Mountain terrain”

242.      “On the road”

243.      “Living on the road”

244.     “Livin’ on the road”

245.     “Catch a bus”

246.     “Catch a train”

247.     “Leave the driving to us”-(Greyhound Bus Company motto)

248.     “ Cross Country”

249.      “Going Cross Country”

250.      “Goin’ Cross Country”

251.      “Traveling Cross Country”

252.     “Travelin’ Cross Country”

(Note:  Phrases 248-252 are typical U.S. phrases which describe a traveler’s journey across the continental United States)

253.    “Walking map”

254.     “A walking map”

(Note:  Phrases 253-254 are typical U.S. phrases which describe someone who is geographically erudite).

255.      “Passing by”

256.      “Passin’ by”

257.      “Passing through”

258.      “Passin’ through”

259.      “Land Ho!”-(Which was also a famous 1970 song by the American rock band, The Doors)

260.      “Kiss the ground”

261.       “Terra sancti”-(Latin phrase for, “Sacred Land”)

262.      “Human Geography”

263.      “Historical Geography” 

264.      “Environmental Geography”

265.      “Physical Geography”

266.      “Global Warming”

267.      “Climate Change”

268.      “Acid Rain”

269.      “Magnetic Pole Shifts”

270.      “Continental Drifts”

271.       “Geographical Information Systems”-(“GIS”)

272.      “Digital Mapping”

275.      “Map Design”

276.     “Latitude and Longitude” 

277.      ”Black Gold”-(U.S. phrase for Petroleum or Oil) 

278.      “The Jungle”

279.     “The Rain Forest”

280.     “Central Europe”

281.       ”On thin ice” 

282.      “The American Pioneers”

283.       “Bannana Republic”

284.       “First World”

285.       “Second World”

286.       “Third World”

287.       “Sailing the seas”

288.       “Sailin’ the seas”

289.       “Travel the world”

290.      “Warm front”

291.       “Cold front”

292.      ”A fish out of water”

293.      “Culture shock”

294.       “Village ways”

295.       “Country ways”  

296.       “Much needed rain”

297.       “Much needed rainfall”

298.      “Much needed sunshine”

299.      “Much needed sun”

300.     “A breezy day”

301.      “A warm breeze”

302.    “A mild winter”

303.   “A severe winter”

304.   “The Winter of our discontent”-(Famous phrase by William Shakespeare)

305.   “Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall”

306.   “Four Seasons”

307.   “The Four Seasons”

308.   “A wintry day”

309.   “A cool breeze”

310.    “Cool Wind”

311.     “A cool wind”

312.    ”Indian Summer”

313.    “Mediterranean climate”

314.    “California sun”

315.    “Beach bum”

316.    “Torrential rain”

317.    “Torrential rains”

318.    “Dry season”

319.    “Wet season”

320.   “Daylight Savings time”

321.    “Greenwich Mean Time/GMT”

322.   “A smooth landing”

323.   “Smooth landing”

324.   “Rough landing”

325.   “A rough landing”

326.   “Earth Science”

327.   “Land Surveying”

328.   “Land Surveyor(s)”

329.    “All roads lead to Rome”

330.   “The Appalachian Trail”-(U.S.:  From Southern Maine, to Northern Alabama)

331.    “The Oregon Trail”-(of Lewis and Clark fame)

332.   “The Erie Canal”-(U.S.:  Central New York State)

333.    ”Driving through”

334.    “Drivin’ through”

335.    “Driving through town”

336.    “Drivin’ through town”  

337.    ”Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones”-(North America)

338.    “From Point A, to Point B”

339.    “The Age of Expansion”

340.    “The Age of Exploration”-(West European Colonial Powers during the 1400′s & 1500′s AD/ CE)

341.     “Home Sweet Home”

342.    “The comforts of home”

343.    “Home cooking”

344.    “Home cookin”

345.    “Local delicacy”

346.    “Local cuisine”

347.    “Trade Route(s)”

348.    “Historic Trade Route(s)”

349.    “Nomadic existence”

350.   “A nomadic existence”

351.    “At sea”

352.    “Seafaring culture(s)”

353.    “Seafaring civilization(s)”

354.    “En route to”

355.     ”The Desert(s)”

356.     “An alpine setting”

357.     “A verdant landscape”

358.    “An urban landscape”

359.    “A country landscape”

360.   “A pastoral landscape”

361.    “The Inner City”

362.    “Home on the range”-(U.S.:  Old Western saying and song)

363.    “Western Civilization”

“364.   “Western Civ.”

365.    ”A Western orientation”

366.    “A Western sensibility”

367.    “Western lifestyles”

368.    “Western mannerisms and attitudes”

369.    “Western culture”

370.    “Westernization”

371.    “The Western”-(U.S. film genre depicting the life and times of Cowboys living in the American West) 

372.    “Go West Young Man”-(Old American phrase referring to young Pioneers and Settlers)

373.    ”The Pioneering Spirit” 

374.     “A Viking raid”

375.      “Go home” 

376.      “Exiting from the world stage”

377.      “The Holy Roman Empire”-(The French Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire once remarked that “it was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire”)

378.       “The National Anthem” 

379.       “Wave the Flag”

380.       “God Bless America”-(Famous song written by Irving Berlin)

381.        “America the Beautiful”-(Famous American song) 

382.       “My Country Tis of Thee”-(Famous American song based upon the United Kingdom’s, “God Save the Queen”)

383.       “My country, right or wrong”

384.      “America, love it or leave it”-(Bumper Sticker phrase)

385.      “Plymouth Rock”

386.      “Mainlanders” and “Islanders”-(Sharp geographical, cultural-(and perhaps even ethno-anthropological) differences within Greece.

387.      “World War I/WW I”

388.      “World War II/WW II”

389.      “The First World War”

390.      ”The Second World War” 

391.       “The War Between the States”-(Another description for the U.S. Civil War; a description which is typical amongst Americans living in the Southern States-(From Virginia, to Texas)

392.      “States’ Rights”-(A phrase which is often used by Conservative American Politicians-(both at the Municipal and Federal levels) regarding the enactment and authorization of policies which favor the power of Municipal/State Governments over the Central Government-(as stated in the 10th amend- ment to the U.S. Constitution).

393.      “What happens in Vegas………stays in Vegas”-(phrase which refers to the U.S. city of Las Vegas)

394.      “Night out on the town”

395.     “Out on the town”

396.     “Out of town”

397.     “The State” 

398.     “The Long and Winding Road”-(A very famous 1970 Beatles song)

400.    ”Moving down the highway”

401.    “Movin’ down the highway”

402.   “Rolling down the highway”

403.    “Rollin’ down the highway”

404.   “Driving down the highway”

405.   “Drivin’ down the highway”

406.   “Rolling down the freeway”

407.   “Rollin’ down the freeway”

408.   “Driving down the freeway”

409.   “Drivin’ down the freeway” 

410.   ”A lonely road”

409.   “The lonely road”

410.    “The lonely road ahead”

411.    “Avenue of the Americas”-(New York City; borough of Manhattan; 6th Avenue)  

412.   “Sunset Boulevard”

413.   “Sunset Strip”

414.   “Tinseltown”-(Nickname for Hollywood)

415.   “The City of Angels”-(or Los Angeles)

416.   “The City of Brotherly Love”-(or Philadelphia)  

417.    “The Vegas Strip” 

418.    “Shangra-La”

419.    “My Shangra-La” 

420.   “Heaven on Earth”

421.    “This Must Be Paradise”

422.   “This Must Be Heaven”

423.    “Paradise Lost”-(Epic Poem written by the Englishman, John Milton)

424.    “The Pearly Gates”

425.     ”Jacob’s Ladder”

426.     “Rocky Road”

427.    “A rocky road”

428.    “Bumpy road”

429.    “A bumpy road” 

430.    “The Deep”

431.     “Into the Deep”

432.    “Going’ to Heaven”

433.    “Goin’ to Heaven”

434.    “Going to Hell”

433.    “Goin’ to Hell”

434.    “Go to Hell”

435.     “I’ll see in you in Hell”

436.     “Hell fire”

437.     “Heavenly skies”

438.     “Travel Literature”

439.     “Travel tales”

440.     “Traveler’s tales”

441.      ”Appeal to your wanderlust”

442.     “Appealing to your wanderlust”

443.     “The adventurous type”

444.     “A sense of adventure”

445.     “Cruising down the highway”

446.     “Crusin’ down the highway”

447.     “Cruising down the road”

448.     “Cruisin’ down the road”

449.     “Cruising down the freeway”

450.     ”Cruisin’ down the freeway”

451.       “Choppy waters”

452.      “Rough waters”

453.      “Deep water(s)”    

454.      “Shallow water(s)”  

455.      “The Wild”

456.     “The Wilderness”

457.     “Pioneering spirit”

458.     “The pioneering spirit”

459.     “Sailing into the sunset”

460.     “Sailin’ into the sunset”

461.     “The sun never sets on the British empire”-(famous British colonial phrase)

462.    “The land of the rising sun”-(phrase which refers to Japan)

463.    “Climbing a mountain”

464.    “Climbin’ a mountain”

465.    “The Fall of Constantinople”-(1453)

466.    “The Fall of the Roman Empire”-(476 AD/CE) 

467.    “New Spain” or “Nueva Espana”-(phrase which refers to the Spanish colonies in the Americas)

468.    “The Iberian Peninsula”

469.     ”Al-Andalus”

470.   “Magna Graeca”-(Ancient phrase used to describe ”Greater Greece”; more specifically, Greek territories and lands to the West of Greece proper some 2200 to 2600 years ago).

471.   “The Hellespont”-(The Ancient name for the Dardanelles and the waterway which led the earliest Greek tribes en route to the nearby Aegean Sea and subsequently, to the Southern Greek main- land)

472.    “The Black Sea”

473.    “The Fertile Crescent”

474.    “The land between two rivers” or “Mesopotamia”-(Present-day Iraq)

475.   “Mountain trek”

476.   “Mountain trekking”

477.   “Mountain trekkin’ “

478.   ”Fjord country”-(nickname for Norway)

479.   “Continental Divide”

480.   “Narrow passage”

481.   “Narrow passageway”

482.  ”An evening stroll”

483.  ”In the valley”

484.  “The meadows”

485.   “The valley”-(nickname for Southern California)

486.   “The Greek islands”

487.    “A Greek isle”

488.   “Walk through the hills”

489.   “Walking through the hills”

490.   “Walkin’ through the hills”

491.    “The woods”

492.   “Hill country”  

493.   “Travel the world”

494.   “Travel the country”-(U.S. phrase)

495.   “See the country”-(U.S. phrase)

496.   “See the world”

497.   “Roman roads”

498.   “Swiss Alps”

499.   ”Italian Alps”

500.   “Hill town(s)”

501.    “The Andes”

502.   “The Sierra Nevada Mountains”

503.    ”Wine Country”

504.    “Austrian Alps”

505.   “Bavarian Alps”

506.   “Lay in ruins”

507.   ”The ruins”

508.    “Touring the ruins”

509.   “Tour the ruins”

510.   “Exploring the ruins”

511.    “Explore the ruins”

512.   “Hadrian’s Wall”-(Ancient Roman Wall which was built approximately 190o years ago in Northern England at the request of Rome’s Emperor, Hadrian).  This site was the most Northern part of the Roman empire and was built for the purpose of keeping the Caledonians/(Ancient Scots) at a distance. Today, Hadrian’s Wall separates one part of Northern England from another part of Northern England-(though is not far from the Scottish border)

513.    “The Great Wall of China”

514.     “The Via Aurelia”-(Famous Ancient Roman roadway located in the South of France).

515.      “The Dalmatian Coast”-(or Croatian Coast) 

516.      “On the Interstate”

517.      “Traveling the Interstate”

518.      “Travelin’ the Interstate”

519.      “The lonliest road in America”

520.     “Road to Nowhere”

521.       “On a road to nowhere”

522.      “The Road to Nowhere”

523.      “Have wheels, will travel”

524.      “Have car, will travel” 

525.      “A seafaring race”

526.     “A seafaring people”

527.     “A seafaring culture”

528.    “A seafaring nation”

528.    “A seafaring civilization”

529.    “A seafaring state”

530.   “A landlocked culture”

531.     “A landlocked state”

532.    “A landlocked people”

533.   “A landlocked nation”

534.    “Miles upon miles” 

535.    “From coast to coast”

536.    ”Along the coast”

537.     “Roman roads”  

538.     “And Carthage must be destroyed!”-(Cicero; Ancient Roman Statesman and Orator)

539.    “When in Rome, do as the Romans”-(Ancient proverb/saying)

540.    “Bridge to Nowhere”

541.     “A bridge to nowhere”

542.    “The perfect setting”

543.    “A perfect setting”

544.    “A perfect atmosphere”

545.    “Scenic beauty”

546.    “Scenic landscapes”

547.    “Scenic settings”

548.    “A scenic setting”

549.    “A scenic atmosphere”

550.   “An incredible view”

551.    “A million dollar setting”

552.   ”A million dollar view”

553.   “Million dollar view”

554.    “As far as the eye can see”

555.    “Far from the crowd”

556.    “I need my space”

557.    ”Need some space” 

558.    “Far from each other”

559.    “Far from one another”

560.    “Traveling the distance”

561.      “Travelin’ the distance”

562.      “God’s Country”

563.      “This God foresaken land”

564.       “This God foresaken country”

565.       “Sky country” 

566.       ”Heaven on Earth”

567.        “Hell on Earth”

568.        “The horizon”

569.       “Country roads” 

570.       “Up and Above”

571.        “Above and beyond”

572.        “A down to earth person”

573.        “Mountain folk”

574.        “The Appalachian Trail”

575.         “Salt of the Earth”

576.         “Exotic setting(s)”

577.         “An exotic setting”

578.         “In the valley”

579.         “The village idiot”

580.         “The country mouse and the city mouse”

581.          “City slicker(s)”

582.         “Neither here, nor there”

583.          “New York minute”

584.          “Up and Down”   

585.          “North to South”, “East to West”

586.          “North, South, East and West”

587.          “Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones”-(U.S.) 

588.          “Beantown”-(Nickname for the city of Boston)

589.          ”The South”-(Describing a geographical region which includes any U.S. state directly to the South of Washington, DC, as well as to the East of New Mexico)

590.         “Dixie” or “Dixieland”-(Nickname for the American South)

591.          “The rust belt”-(Old industrial towns and cities along the U.S. Appalachian Mountain range)

592.         “Americana”

593.        “The heart and soul of America”-(Typically referring to the predominantly pastoral U.S. interior states; a romanticization of “Middle Americans” and “Middle American” Conservative values)

594.        “The Florida panhandle” or “The Panhandle”-(Referring to the Northwestern region of Florida which is shaped in the form of a “panhandle”)

595.         “The Italian Boot”-(Referring to the geographical shape of Italy) 

596.         “Land of the Caesars”

597.         “Land of the Tsars” 

598.        “Home Sweet Home”

599.        “The Center of the World”

600.        “Four Corners of the Earth”

601.         “All four corners of the Earth” 

602.         ”Reach for the stars”

603.         “Country folk”

604.         “To the ends of the earth”

605.         “The horizon”

606.         “Neon sky”

607.         “City sophisticates”

608.         “Urban sophisticates”

609.         “The ghetto”

610.          ”The inner city”

611.           “The Empire State”-(Referring to New York State)

612.          “The Garden State”-(Referring to New Jersey)

613.          “The city”

614.          “Live free or die”-(Referring to New Hampshire’s famous motto)

615.          “The Pioneering spirit”-(A phrase which refers to the American West; the phrase has often and still continues to romanticize the American Western Pioneer’s rugged pan-individualist philosophy and lifestyle)

616.           “On the plains”    

617.           “Left out in the cold”

618.           “Beat the heat”

619.            “Spring fever”

620.          ”Winter blues”

621.           “The Winter blues”

622.          “Long, hot summer”

623.          ”Indian Summer”

624.         “Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall”

625.         “Hot summer”

626          ”Arctic winds”

627.         “Arctic cold”

628.         “When hell freezes over”

629.        “See you in Hell”

630.        “See ya’ in Hell” 

631.         “Go to Hell”

632.        “Burn in Hell”

633.         “Nordic lands”

634.        “Arctic winter”

635.        “Gentle wind(s)”

636.        “Calm waters”

637.        “The eye of the storm”

638.        “A fish out of water” 

639.        “The Seven/7  Seas” 

640.         ”The Seven/7 Wonders of the Ancient World”

641.          “The Wonders of the World”

642.         “The Eighth/8th Wonder of the World”

643.         “Wandering aimlessly”

644.         “Wanderin’ aimlessly”

645.         “Disovering new lands”

646.         “Discoverin’ new lands”

647.         “The undiscovered”

648.        “Exploring new lands”

649.        “Explorin’ new lands”

650.       “The unexplored”

651.         “Drifting aimlessly”

652.       “Driftin’ aimlessly”

653.       “On sacred ground” 

654.        “National pride”

655.        “A nation’s pride” 

656.        “Off the beaten path”

657.        “Traveling off the beaten path”

658.        “Travelin’ off the beaten path”

659.        “Out to the country”

660.       “Going out to the country”

661.        “Goin’ out to the country”

662.       “Taking a drive”

663.        “Takin’ a drive”

664.        “Taking a drive through the country”

665.        “Takin’ a drive through the country”

666.        “Driving through the country”

667.         “Drivin’ through the country”

668.         ”Country life” 

669.           The old tale of the Country Mouse versus the City Mouse

670.         “Country living”

671.           “Suburban living”

672.          “City life”

673.          “City living”

674.          “Country livin’”

675.           “Into the deep”

676.           “Into the chasm”

677.          “Deep waters”

678.           “Shallow waters”

679.           “Hallowed ground”

680.           ”Deep end”

681.             “The Deep”

682.            ”City livin’”

683.             “Suburban livin’”   

684.            “Brave the cold”

685.            “Left out in the cold”

686.            “Brave the winter”

687.            “Beat the heat” 

688.           “Don’t get left out in the cold”

689.            ”God’s Country”

690.            “The Great Outdoors”

691.             “Smokey Mountains”

692.            “The Forest”

693.            “Hill folk”

694.            “Hill country”

695.            “Hill people”

696.            “Hillbilly”  

697.             “Cold winter night”

698.              “Hot summer”

699.               “Winter blues”

700.               ”Cabin fever”

701.                “Million dollar view”

702.                “A real homebody”

703.                ”See your roots”

704.                “Visit the ruins”

705.                ”Tour the ruins”

706.                “Run with the bulls”

707.                ”Walk the ruins” 

708.                “In the footsteps of the past”

709.                “People of the forest”

710.                 “The Pier”

711.                  “The waterfront”

712.                  “Waterfront property”

713.                  “In the meadows”

714.                  ”Tales of the forest”

715.                   “Out on the plains”

716.                  “The woods”

717.                  “The Exotic East”  

718.                  ”Around the World in 80 Days”

719.                  ”A Whirlwind Tour”

720.                 “A Jet setter”

721.                  ”The Jet setting type”

722.                  “The Jet settin’ type”

723.                   “He (or she) is a real jet setter”

724.                   “He (or she) is the jet setting type”

725.                    “He (or she) is the jet settin’ type”

726.                    “He (or she) is the real jet setting type”

727.                    ”He (or she) is the real jet settin’ type”  

728.                    ”Ithaca is GORGES”-(This is referring to the Upstate New York town of Ithaca-     

                             (also home to Cornell University) which is very pastoral and filled with gorgeous

                              looking gorges.)

729.                      “Flying South for the Winter”

730.                      “Flyin’ South for the Winter”

731.                       “A Fall Day”-(referring to the season)

732.                      “An Autumn Day”

733.                      ”The Palisades”-(This refers to the New Jersey Palisades located in the North–

                               eastern region of the state which is also directly across from New York City).

734.                      ”No man’s land” 

735.                      “Traveling through no man’s land”

736.                      “Travelin’ through no man’s land”

737.                      “Heading South for the Winter”

738.                      ”Headin’ South for the Winter”

739.                      ”Heading down South for the Winter”

740.                      ”Headin’ down South for the Winter”

741.                       “The civilized world”

742.                       “The First World”

743.                       ”The Second World”

744.                        “The Third World”

745.                        “The Fourth World”

746.                         “The Developing World”

747.                         ”Emerging Markets/Economies”

748.                          “The Industrialized World”

749.                         “The Developed World” 

750.                         “A world away”

751.                          “A half a world away”

752.                         “Worlds Apart”

753.                         ”The States”-(referring to the U.S. states)

754.                          “The Thirteen/13 colonies”-(referring to the original 13 British occupied 

                                    Atlantic/U.S colonies)

755.                           “Worlds Away”

756.                            ”Bon Voyage”

757.                            “Have a good trip”  

758.                            “The provincial type”

759.                           “A provincial type”  

760.                           ”The local type”

761.                            “A local type”

762.                            “A local mindset”

763.                            “A provincial mindset”

764.                            “Over yonder”

765.                            ”O’er Yonder”

766.                             “Up in the mountains”

767.                              ”High up in the mountains”

768.                               “Up in the hills”

769.                                “High up in the hills”

770.                                ”Way up in the mountains”

771.                                 ”Way up in the hills”

772.                                 ”Sail the Seven/7 Seas”

773.                                  “March-(the month), comes in like a lamb and out like a lion”

774.                                  ”March-(the month) comes in like a lion and out like a lamb”

775.                                  ”April showers brings May flowers”-(referring to the months of April and 


776.                                   “All aboard!”-(American phrase used by Train Conductors)

777.                                    “The Eighth/8th Wonder of the World”

778.                                    ”There’s gold in them hills”-(referring to the Pioneers of the American

                                             West and their quest for Gold in the hills of various Western U.S.


779.                                    “The Orient”

780.                                    “From Cairo, to Capetown”-(referring to the British colonial train line

                                             which ran throughout the entirety of East Africa) 

781.                                     ”Country road”

782.                                     “Country living”

783.                                      “Out to the country”

784.                                      ”Going out to the country”

785.                                       “Goin’ out to the country”

786.                                       “Country livin’ “ 

787.                                       ”Out West”

788.                                      ”Indian Summer” 

789.                                      ”Traveling First Class”

790.                                      ”From sea to shining sea”-(Referring to the U.S.)

791.                                       ”From sea to shinin’ sea”-(Referring to the U.S.)

792.                                       ”Riding First Classs”

793.                                       ”Flying First Class”   

794.                                       ”The burbs”-(Referring to the U.S. suburbs)

795.                                        “Small town U.S.A.”

796.                                        “Small town America”

797.                                        ”From coast to coast”-(Referring to the U.S.)

798.                                         “The Inner City”-(Referring to Black and Hispanic ghettoes within the

                                                   U.S.; a phrase that is often used by affluent or “well-to-do” White

                                                   Liberals when describing poor Black and Hispanic urban


799.                                          “A whirlwind tour”

800.                                         ”The Grand Tour of Europe”-(Referring to 19th European and

                                                   American Aristocrats who toured the European continent as an early

                                                   form of leisurely travel)

801.                                           Lat. & Long.-(abbreviations for, “Latitude” & “Longitude”) 

802.                                          ”Got me some wheels”-(American expression)  

803.                                          “The Global Village”

804.                                          ”The homebody type”  

805.                                          ”On the horizon”

806.                                           ”Morning Sun”

807.                                           “Mornin’ Sun”

808.                                           “The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West”

809.                                            ”Earthly Paradise”

810.                                             “Hell on Earth”

811.                                              “Phases of the Moon”

812.                                              ”At the crossroads of cultures”

813.                                              ”North, South, East, West” 

814.                                               “Saloon town” 

815.                                               ”The Lost continent of Atlantis”

816.                                                “The Dover cliffs”

817.                                                 “The English Channel”

818.                                                 ”The Greek islands”-(and “The Greek isles”)

819.                                                  ”Across the U.S.A.”

820.                                                  ”One horse town”-(U.S. expression referring to a small town)

821.                                                   “The Big City!” 

822.                                                   “The Hollywood Hills”

823.                                                   ”Americana”                                                 

824.                                                   ”Global warming”

825.                                                   ”Climate change”       


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Alex Philips: Famous Historical and Chronological phrases

NOTE:  Some of the listed phrases are colloquialisms or colloquial sayings and are primarily of U.S. origin.  (Please pardon some of the spelling).

1. “Time marches on”

2. “What crawls on four legs in the morning, walks on two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?”-(The Oedipal riddle; Sophocles; 5th Century BC/BCE Greek Dramatist).  

3. “Time goes on”

4. “Time waits for no one”

5. “Back in the day”

6. “Way back when”

7.  “A long time ago”

8.  “A long, long time ago”

9. “With age, comes widsom”

10. “Father Time”

11. “Time moves on”

12. “Turnin(g) the clock back”

13. “A has been”

14. “Golden oldies”

15.  “Far away”

16.  “Eons ago”

17.  “Years ago”

18.  “Time has passed us by”

19. “Quality time”

20. “The time has come”

21.  “A bygone era”

22.  “A lost age”

23.  “Lost in time”

24.  “Pining for the past”

25.  “The Old Timers”

26.  “The Ole’ Timers”

27.  ”Twilight Years”

28.  “Golden Age”

29.  ”Stuck in time”

30.  “Frozen in time”

31.   “Through the ages”

32.  ”Passing-(or “passin”) through”

33.  “Once upon a time”

34.  ”The blink of an eye”

35.  ”In its infancy”

36.  “In the final analysis”

37.  “In the long run……….”

38.  “In the end”

39.  “The End”

40.  ”Reached the end”

41.  “At the end of the line”

42.  “The end of the line”

43.  “Second by second”

44.  “On and on”

45.  “Over and over”

46.  “Over and over again”

47.  “Minute by minute”

48.  “Day by day”

49.  “Hour by hour”

50.  “Day after day”

51.  “Night after night”

52.  “Hour after hour”

53.  “Has struck the hour”

54.  “Forever and ever”

55.  “Round and round”

56.  “Going-(or “goin”) round and round”

57.  “Time and again”

58.  “Time immemorial”

59.  “Matter cannot be created, nor destroyed”

60.  “Hate to wait”

61.  “I hate to wait”

62.  “Time and space”

63.  “Time and place”

64.  “Give-(or “gave”) birth to”

65.  “If and when”

66.  “In the memory of”

67.  “At the very end”

68.  “At the tail end”

69.  “Reached the point of no return”

70.  “The point of no return”

71.  “A time for everyone”

72.  “Ravaged by time”

73.  “Minutes to”

74.  “Seconds to”

75.  “Too much time”

76.  “Too little time”

77. “Not enough time”

78. ”In years”

79.  “In years passing”

80.  “In years to come”

81.  “In the months ahead”

82.  “Exiting the stage”

83.  “Bit the dust”

84.  “Will have the final say”

85.  “Will be the final judge”

86.  “Will have the last word”

87.  “The last laugh”

88.  “Will have the last laugh”

89.  “In time”

90.  “First to last”

91.  “Beginning to end”

92.  “A simpler time-(or “age”)”

93.  “Time keeps moving”

94.  “Yearn for”

95.  “No longer exists”

96.  “No time left”

97.  “No more time”

98.  “No more time remaining”

99.  “Little time remaining”

100. “Little time remains”

101.  “Little time is remaining”

102.  “No time”

103.  “No time remains”

104.  “The elder statesman”

105.  “The elderly”

106.  “Old age”

107.  “Old Man”

108.  “Ole’ Man”

109.  “Down the road”

110.  “Seek(ing) closure”

111. “Time to move forward”

112. “Time to move on”

113. “Time moves forward”

114.  “It’s time to move on”

115.  “It’s time to move ahead”

116.  “No more looking back”

117.  “The waves of time”

118.  “Wrap it up”

119.  “Finish it up”

120. “There’s an old saying”

121.  “There’s an ole’ saying”

122.  “An old saying”

123.  “An ole’ saying”

124.  “There’s an old proverb”

125.  “There’s an ole’ proverb”

126.  “An old proverb”

127.  “An ole’ proverb”

128.  “Respect your elders”

129.  “An ancient saying”

130.  “An ancient proverb”

131.  “There’s a timeless saying”

132.  “A timeless saying”

133.  “There’s a timeless proverb”

134.  “A timeless proverb”

135.  “An old quote”

136.  “An ole’ quote”

137.  “An ancient quote”

138.  “An ancient adage”

139.  “There’s an old adage”

140.  “There’s an ole’ adage”

141.  “Time to rest”

142.  “Time to take a break”

143.  “Taking its time”

144.  “Takin’ its time”

145.  “Took its time”

146.  “It took its time”

147.  “(He or she) is taking (his or her) time”

148.  “I am taking my time”

150.  “I am takin’ my time”

151.  “Move forward”

152.  “Move ahead”

153.  “Move back”

154.  “Moving backward”

155. “Movin’ back”

156. ”Moving back in time”

157.  “Movin’ back in time”

158.  “Move on”

159.  “Moving on”

160.  “Movin’ on”

161.  “A retrospective look”

162.  “Day becomes night”

163.  “Night becomes day”

164.  “Reflections of the past”

165.  “Reflecting on the past”

166. ”A retrospective examination”

167. ”An indefinite period of time”

168. “Postponed indefinitely”

169. “Left behind”

170.  “Behind the time(s)”

171. “Time warp”

172. “Time space warp”

173. “Criogenic state”

174. “Managing your time”

175. “Managing one’s time”

176. “Time Management skills”

177. “Putting aside the time”

178. “Long before”

179. “Just in time”

180. “You’re late”

181. “You’re early”

182. “If you arrive early”

183. “If you arrive late”

184. “Late bloomer”

185. “The newcomer(s)

186. “Dawned upon us”

187. “A new dawn”

188. “A new day”

189. “The new kid in town”-(Which is also the title of a 1976 song from “The Eagles.  Their song also has another chronological sounding phrase which immediately precedes “the new kid in town”; the phrase is, “Johnny come lately”).

190. “A new year”

191. “Happy new year”

192. “Fashionbaly late”

193. “Begin the day”

194. “Start the day”

195. “A brand new start”

196. “Been aroun(d) the block”

197. “In the news”

198. “The news”

199. “Winding down”

200. “Windin’ down”

201. “Winding down the day”

202. “Windin’ down the day”

203.  ”Passing into night”

204. “What time is it?”

205. “ The time is”

206. “A time for”

207. “The Age of”

208. “A few years later”

209. “After a while”

210. “Wait a while”

211. “A few years passed by”

212. “Some years later”

213. “Some years passed”

214. “Many moons passed”

215. “Many moons ago”

216. “Too much time on (his or her) hands”

217. “Out of date”

218. “Takes me back”

219. “Takes me back to a time when”

220. “It takes me back”

221. “It takes me back to a time when”

222. “It took me back”

223. “It took me back to a time when”

224. “Date of arrival”

225. “Date of departure”

226. “Date of expiration”

227. “The expiration date”

228. “It has expired”

229. “It expired”

230. “Arrival time”

231. “What time are you arriving?

232. “Arriving at”

233. “What time are you coming?”

234. “Racing through time”

235. “How long?”

236. “How long do I have to wait?”

237. “Kept it rollin”

238. “Kept rollin”

239. “Get moving”

240. “Get movin” “

241. “Get it rolling”

242. “Get it rollin’ “

243. “Seconds to lose”

244. “Seconds to gain”

245. “Time to lose”

246. “No time to lose”

247. “Don’t waste any more of my time”

248. “Wasted time”

249. “Wastes time”

250. “Wasting time”

251. “Don’t waste my time”

252. “You’re wasting your time”

253. “Stop wasting my time”

254. “Precious time”

255. “Tomorrow is another day”

256. “Precious little time”

257. “Today and tomorrow”

258. “Wait until tomorrow”

259. “Wait till tomorrow”

260. “Until then”

261. “All day”

262. “All night”

263. “All evening”

264. “All day long”

265. “All night long”

266. “Tune in tomorrow”

267. “Let’s go back”

268. “Turn back”

269. “Go back”

270. “Go back in time”

271. “Going back in time”

272. “Goin’ back in time”

273. “Let’s go back in time”

274. “Back in time”

275. “Can’t go back in time”

276.  “Get the motor running”

277.  “Get the motor runnin’ “

278.  ”You can’t go back in time”

279.  “You can’t step in the same river twice”-(A proverb from Heraclitus of Ephesus; Ancient Greek Philosopher who lived around the 6th century BC/BCE).

280. “You must go ahead”

281. “You must go forward”

282. “Go ahead”

283. ”Going forward”

284. “Go forward”

285. “The last note”

286. “The last chapter”

287. “A new beginning”

288. “A new start”

289. “Settling old scores”

290. “Settlin’ ole’ scores”

291. “Resolving old differences”

292. “Old friends”

293. “Old enemies”

294. “On the verge of extinction”

295. “Has become extinct”

296. “Has gone the way of the dinosaurs”

297. “The dinosaur media”-(Laura Ingrham; Fox News Journalist)

298. “An extinct species”

299. “Has gone into extinction”

300. “Is becoming extinct”

301. “Counting the:

a. weeks

b. months

c. hours

d. years

e. days

f. seconds

g. minutes”

302. “Centuries ahead”

303. “Centuries ahead of its time”

304. “Ahead of its time”

305. “Way ahead of its time”

306. “Centuries later”

307. “Generations ahead”

308. “Generations later”

309. “Years ahead”

310. “Years ahead of its time”

311. “Years afterwards”

312. “In the years ahead”

313. “In the days ahead”

314. “In the weeks ahead”

315. “In the months ahead”

316. “Days later”

317. “Days afterwards”

318. “Months later”

319. “Months afterwards”

320. “Weeks later”

321. “Weeks afterwards”

322. “Hours later”

323. “Hours afterwards”

324. “Minutes later”

325. “Minutes afterwards”

326. “For the time being”

327. “Seconds later”

328. “Seconds afterwards”

329. “Decades later”

330. “Decades afterwards”

331. “From time to time”

332. “I’m still here”

333. “We’re still here”

334. “In rememberance”

335. “In remembering”

336. “In remembering you”

337. “Remember when”

338. “I remember”

339. “I remember when”

340. “My worst memory(ies)”

341. “My best memory(ies)”

342. “I recall”

343. “I seem to recall”

344. “I don’t recall”

345. “I don’t remember”

346. I can’t recall”

347. “I can’t seem to recall”

348. “I couldn’t recall”

349. “I couldn’t remember”

350. “I can’t remember”

351. “I can’t seem to remember”

352. “Poor Memory”

353. “Memory loss”

354. “Superb memory”

353. “As soon as possible”

356. “As soon as you are able to”

357. “As soon as you can”

358. “The hour glass”

359. “The sands of time”

360. “The long journey”

361. “The long  journey home”

362. “Coming full circle”

363. “A long  journey”

364. “The long  journey ahead”

365. ”A long journey ahead”

364. “The long and winding road”-(The Beatles; John Lennon & Paul McCartney; 1970)

365.  “The time is now”

366.   “Here and now”

367.  “The here and now”

368.   “The best time”

369.  “The worst time”

370. “A better time”

371.  “A great time”

372.  “A good time”

373.  “At its inception”

373.  “The long way home”

374.  “From its inception”

375.  “From its beginning”

376.  “From its birth”

377.  “From birth till death”

378.  “Rome wasn’t built in a day”

379. “Historic proverb(s)”

380. ”A historic proverb”

381. ”While we’re young”

382. “Time and dedication”

383. “Time and effort”

384.  “It is taking forever”

385.  ”It seems to be taking forever”

386.  “As old as the Scriptures”

387.  “Scripture says”

388. ”Down to the final hour”

389. ”Down to the last hour”

390. ”Down to the last few seconds”

391.  “Remaining moments”

392.  “Up to the minute”

393.  “Up to the hour”

394.  “Remaining minutes”

395.  “Remaining seconds”

396.  “Time to change”

397.  “Time for a change”

398.  “Just hit a half century”

399. “At last”

400. “Rite of passage”

401. “Back in the old days”

402. “Back in the ole’ days”

403. “Back in the good old days”

404. “Back in the good ole’ days”

405. “Any second”

406. “Any second now”

407.  “Any minute”

408. “Any minute now”

409. ”Any day”

410. ”Any day now”

411. “The Good old days”

412.  “The Good ole’ days”

413.  “Descend from”

414.  “Descended from”

415.  “Ahead of their time”

416.  ”Behind the times”

417.  “Way behind the times”

418.  “Anchored in tradition(s)”

419.  “Came alive”

420.  “Come alive”

421. “Any longer”

422. “Coming of age”

423. “Came of age”

424. ”The meter’s running”

425. “The meter’s runnin”

426.  “When the clock stops ticking”

427. “When the clock stops tickin’ “

428.  “Ticking away”

429. “Let’s begin”

430.  “Coming close to the end”

431. “Comin’ close to the end”

432. “Near the end”

433. “Nearing the end”

434. “Nearin’ the end”

435. “Approcahing the end”

436. “Approachin’ the end”

437. “The Finish line”

438. “Coming Attractions”

439.  “Coming soon”

440.  “Has seen its day”

441.  “Has prematurely aged”

442.  “Advancing in years”

443.  “Aging gracefully”

444.  “Has aged rapidly or quickly”

445. “Has aged overnight”

446.  “Has not aged well”

447.  “Has not aged well over time”

448.  “Has aged well over time”

449.  “Its time”

450.  “It is time”

451.  “Running against the clock”

452.  “Runnin’ against the clock”

453.  “For its time”

454.  “During its time”

455.  “Whither away”

456.   “Whithering away”

457.  “Whitherin’ away”

458.  “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust”

459.  “Time is all we have”

460.  “Time is running out”

461.  “Modern times”

462.  “Ancient times”

463.  “Medieval times”

464.  “Pre-historic times”

465. “Modern Age, era or period”

466.  “Ancient Age, era or period”

467.  “Medieval Age, era or period”

468.  ”Modern Age, era or period”

469.  “Pre-historic Age, era or period”

470.   “Time is up”

471.   “Your time is up”

472.   “Time has stood still”

473.  “Lights out”

474.  “I was young once”

475.  “You’re as young as you feel”

476.  “Young at heart”

477.  “How old are you?”

478.  “I am _____ years old”

479.  “In its earliest stages”

480.  ”The embryonic stage or phase”

481.  “Formative years”

482.  “The end of time”

483.  “The beginning of time”

484.  “Since the beginning of time”

485.  “From the beginning of time”

486.  “The Dark Ages”

487.  “Halcyon days”

488.  “Days of old”

489.  “A glorious past”

490.  “A glorious time”

491.  “A glorious age”

492.  “A glorious history”

493.  “Historical Determinism”

494.  “An unusual time”

495.  ”An original”

496.  “The Old World”

497.  ”The New World”

498.  “Good timing”

499.  “Good timin’ “

500.  “Bad timing”

501.  “Bad timin’ “

502.  “It takes time, to study time” & “It takes time, to understand time”-(Alex Philips; Founder of & History Instructor)

503.  ”The Stone Age”

504.  “The Bronze Age”

505.   “The Iron Age”

506.   “The Ice Age”

507.   “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”

508.   “Ya can’t teach an ole’ dog new tricks”

509.   “I wasn’t born yesterday”

510.   “I wasn’ born yesterday”

511.   “The fear of aging”

512.   “Getting old”

513.   “Gettin ole’ “

514.  “The Fountain of Youth”

515.  “Age defying”

516.  “Growing old”

517.  ”Growin old”

518.  “The comeback kid”

519.  “The Comeback”

520.  “Go West young man”

521.  “I am _____ years young.”

522.  “Beginner’s luck”

 523. ”A dying breed”

524.  “Last of a dying breed”

525.  “Last of a dyin’ breed”

526.  “Last of a dying generation”

527.  “Last man standing”

528.  “You’re all a lost generation”-(Gertrude Stein; American Author circa the early 1900′s)

529.  “Wake up”

530.   “Rise and shine”

531.   “Rise an’ shine”

532.   “It’s about time”

533.   ”Back then”

534.   “Slowly but surely”

535.   “Never before”

536.  “Better late than never”

537.  “Back in the saddle”-(Also a famous 1976 Aerosmith song)

538.  “Back again”

539.  “Goes on and on”

540.  “Just goes on and on”

541.  “It just goes on and on”

542.  “Getting used to it”

543.  “Gettin’ used to it”

544.  “It takes getting used to”

545.  “It takes gettin’ used to”

546.  “Will it end?”

547.  “Will it ever end?”

548.  “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away”-(U.S. General Douglas Macarthur)

549.   “Growing accustomed to it”

550.   “Midlife crisis”

551.   “Senior Citizen(s)”

552.   “Middle Age”

553.   “Middle Aged”

554.   “The Middle Ages”

555.  “The Early Medieval period”

556.    “The Late Medieval period”

557.   “The Early Middle Ages”

558.   “The Late Middle Ages”

559.   “The Age of Scholasticism”

560.   “The Age of Faith”

561.   “The High Middle Ages”

562.   “Worn out”

563.   “An old shoe”

564.    “Died out”

565.    “Light years ahead”

566.   “Ahead of schedule”

567.   “Behind schedule”

568.   “Getting accustomed to it”

569.   “What a way to go”

570.   “The late…………………”

571.   “R.I.P.”-(“Rest In Peace”)

572.   “Has passed away”

573.   “Passsing through”

574.  “Passin’ through”

575.   “Just passing through”

576.   “Jus’ passin’ through”

577.   “Has passed on”

578.  ”Back in them days”

579.  “Back in them good old days”

580.  “Back in them good ole’ days”

581.  “Since the days of………”

582.  “In the beginning”

583. ”In the beginning there was the word”-(Saint John on Patmos island, Greece circa 70 AD/CE.  Opening line to “The Apocalypse” or last book of “The New Testament”)

584.  “Has it been finalized?”

585.  “Has it been completed?

586.  “From the time of “

587.  “From the days of”

588.  “Since the time of”

589.  “A little grayer”

590.  “Gone gray”

591.  “Plenty of time”

592.  “Pleny’ a’ time”

593.  “Lots of time”

594.  “We have time to waste”

595.  “We have lots of time to waste”

596.  “We have little time to waste”

597.  “We have time”

598.  “Loads of time”

599.  “Watching time”

600.  “Watchin’ time”

601.  “Biological clock”

602.  “Watching the clock”

603.  “Watchin’ the clock”

604.  “Keeping an eye on the clock”

605.  “Keepin’ an eye on the clock”

606.  “The show that never ends”

607.  “Welcome back”

608.  “In the years to come”

609.   “In the days to come”

610.  “Is it over?”

611.  “Is it done?”

612.  “Doing time”

613.  “Doin’ time”

614.  “Done time”

615.  “Did time”

616.  “Life sentence”

617.  “Life sentence without the possibility of parole”

618.  “Consecutive life sentence(s)”

619.  “No parole”

620.  “Spending time”

621.  ”Spending some time”

622.  “Spent time”

623.  “Spent some time”

624.  “Spend time”

625.  “Spend some time”

626.  “Has it ended?”

627.  “What else is new?”

628.  “So, what else is new?

629.  “Try something new”

630.  ”Try somethin’ new”

631.  “Going against the clock”

632.  “Goin’ agains’ the clock”

633.  “Racing against the clock”

634.  “Racin’ agains’ the clock”

635.  “Coffee break”

636.  “Taking a break”

637.  “Takin’ a break”

638.  “Turn back time”

639.  “Turning back time”

640.  “Turnin’ back time”

641.  “Turn back the clock”

642.  “Turning back the clock”

643.  “Turnin’ back the clock”

644.  “Rewind the watch”

645.  “Rewinding the watch”

646.  “Rewindin’ the watch”

647.  “Reset the clock”

648.  “Resetting the clock”

649.  “Resettin’ the clock”

650.  “You only live once”

651.  “Ya only live once”

652.  “You only get one try in this life”

653.  “Ya only get one try in this life”

654.  “You only get one turn in this life”

655.  “Ya only get one turn in this life”

656.  “You only get one chance in this life”

657.  “Ya only get one chance in this life”

658.  “Knocking on death’s door”

659.  “Knockin’ on death’s door”

660.  “Knocking on Heaven’s door”

661.  “Knockin’ on Heaven’s door”-(Famous Bob Dylan song)

662.  “Historical Time”

663.  “Historical Reality”

664.  “Pre-history”

665.  “Pre-historic”

666.  “Pre-historical”

667.  “Before the Common Era”-(BCE)

668.  “The Common Era”-(CE)

669.  “The year of our Lord, Jesus Christ”-(AD/”Anno Domini”)

670.  “Before Christ”-(BC)

671.  “Fading into history”

672.  “Fadin’ into history”

673.  “The state was __ years old”

674.  “The state is __ years old”

675.  “The nation was __ years old”

676.  “The nation is___ years old”

677.  “The country was __ years old”

678.  “The country is ___ years old”

679.  “The republic was _____ years old”

680.  “The republic is _____ years old”

681.  “The empire was ____ years old”

682.  “The empire is _____years old”

683.  “End times”

684.  “The end of times”

685.  “End timers”

686.  “The civilization was ______years old”

687.  “The civilization is _____years old”

688.  “The Long sleep”

689.  “Time is runnin’ out”

690.  “Time has run out”

691.  “Time out”

692.  “Getting there as soon as possible”

693.  “Gettin’ there as soon as possible”

694.  “As soon as possible”-(“ASAP”)

695.  “No time to waste”

696.  “It is time to go”

697.  “It’s time to go”

698.   “It is not time yet”

699.   “It’s not time yet”

700.   “It is not yet time”

701.   “It’s not yet time”

702.  “Time has passed us by”

703.  “Slow to respond”

704.  “Quick to resond”

705.  ”Fast mover”

706.  “Slow mover”

707.  “Slow to move”

708.  “At lightning speed”

709.  “At a snail’s pace”

710.  “Slow to act”

711.  “Quick to act”

712.  “From a long line of”

713.  “You have to learn how to walk before you run”

714.  “Ya have to learn how ta walk before ya run”

715.  “You don’t run before you walk”

716.  “Ya don’ run before ya walk”

717.  “Through the ages”

718.  “Through the centuries”

719.  “Not so young”

720.  “Not so young anymore”

721.  “Little has changed over the years”

722.  “Little has changed over the centuries”

723.  “Much has changed over the years”

724.  “Much has changed over the centuries”

725.  “Time has slipped away”

726.  “Time is slipping away”

727.  “Time is slippin’ away”

728.  “As time slips by”

729.  “As time slips away”

730.  “As you age”

731.  “As we age”

732.  “As you age over time”

733. “As we age over time”

734.  “Over time”

735.  “Here we go again”

736.  “Once again”

737.  “Come back”

738.  “Come back here”

739.  “The Comeback Kid”

740.  “The Comeback”

741.  “Making a comeback”

742.  “Makin’ a comeback”

743.  “Made a comeback”

744.  “Come again”

745.  “Don’t come back”

746.  “Don’t come back here”

747.  “Don’t come back here again”

748.  “Don’t come back here ever again”

749.  “Tomorrow is another day”

750.  “Tommorow’s another day”

751.  “The time is now”

752.  “There is no better time than now”

753.   “There’s no better time than now”

754.  “There is no time like the present”

755.  “There’s no time like the present”

756.  “There is no better time like the present”

757.  “There’s no better time like the present”

758.   “Here and now”

759.   “The here and now”

760.  “What better time than the present”

761.  “What better time than now”

762.  “The future’s uncertain and the end is always near”-(a line from the 1970 song, “Roadhouse Blues” by Jim Morrison and The Doors)

763.  “Standard time”

764.  “Greenwich Mean Time”-(“GMT”)

765.  “Time zones”-(U.S.A.)

             a. Eastern

             b. Central

             c. Mountain

             d. Pacific

766. “Has the time come?”

767.  “Has it arrived?”

768.  “Has it arrived yet?”

769.  “Time Machine”

770.  “Time warp”

771.  “Time-Space Continuum”

772.  “Time-Space Warp”

773.  “Has aged well over time”

774.  “Has aged well”

775.  “Has aged gracefully”

776.  “A passage through time”

777.  “Time honored practice”

778.  “Time honored custom”

779.  “Time honored tradition”

780.  “An untimely death”

781.  “A graceful exit”

782.  “An honorable exit”

783.  “An honorable death”

784.  “A slow death”

785.  “Time and effort”

786.  “Patience and time”

787.  “Patience is a virtue”

788.  “Be patient”

789.  “Nice guys finish last”

790.  “Neverending saga”

791.  “Neverending cycle”

792.  “A continous struggle”

793.  “A continuous effort”

794.  “Another time”

795.  “Borrowed time”

796.  “Living on borrowed time”

797.  ”Livin’ on borrowed time”

798.  “The time of  day”

799.  “The time is………..”

800.  “Over the ages”

801.  “Through the ages”

802.  “Through the years”

803.  “Age old question”

804.  “Asking the age old question”

805.  “Askin’ the age old question”

806.  “Neverending crisis”

807.  “Neverending problem”

808.  “Neverending story”

809.  “Far, far away”

810.  “Far from our time”

811.  “Live longer”

812.  “A long life”

813.  “A short life”

814.  “Kick the can”

815.  “Kicked the can”

816.  “Kicking the can”

817. “Kickin’ the can”

818. “Kicking the can down the road”

819.  “Kickin’ the can down the road”

820. “Living longer”

821.  “Living longer than before”

822.  “Livin’ longer”

823.  “Livin’ longer than before”

824.  “Live to 100″

825.  “Living to 100″

826.  “Livin’ to 100″

827.  “Lived to 100″

828.  “Much too long”

829.  “Much too much time”

830.  “Much too soon”

831.  “A long time”

832.  “A short time”

833.  “A short time ago”

834. “All the time in the world”

835.  “Having all the time in the world”

836.  “Havin’ all the time in the world”

837.  “Had all the time in the world”

838.  “It has never been done before”

839.  “There is no time to waste”

840.  “No time to waste”

841.  “For its time”

842.  “During its time”

843.  “Time piece(s)”

844.  “In its heyday”

845.  “During its heyday”

846.  “At an earlier time”

847.  “In its earliest stage(s)”

848.  “In its early years”

849.  “In its earliest years”

850.  “In its early stage(s)”

851.  “At its earliest stage(s)”

852.  “Time is on your side”

853.  “Time is not on your side”

854.  “Time is on my side”-(1960′s Rolling Stones song)

855.  “In its late stage(s)”

856.  “At a later date”

857.  “At an earlier date”

858.  “At a later time”

859.  “At its height”

860.  “During its height”

861.  “Time on my hands”

862.  “Too much time on my hands”-(1970′s Styx song)

863  ”Time is all we have”

864.  ”Time is all we got”

865.   “At its apex”

866.  “At its zenith”

867.  “In them days”

868.  “In those days”

869.  “Too late”

870.  “Too early”

871.  “It’s a little late”

872.  “It’s a little early”

873.  “It’s a bit late”

874.  “It’s a bit early”

875.  “It’s too late”

876.  “Much too early”

877.  “Much too late”

878.  “It is much too early”

879.  “It’s much too early”

880.  “It’s much too late”

881.  “It is much too late”

882.  “Tomorrow night”

883.  “Tomorrow evening”

884.  “Good day”

885.  “Good afternoon”

886.  “Good evening”

887.  “Good morning”

888.  “Good mornin’ “

889.  “Good night”

890.  “Have a good morning”

891.  ”Have a good mornin’ “

892.  “Have a good afternoon”

893.  “Have a good evening”

894.  “Have a good day”

895.  “Have a great evening”

896.  “It’s time”

897.  “It’s time to go”

898.  “Time to go” 

899.  “Have a great night”

900.  “Have a great day”

901.  “It was a long time ago”

902.  “It was a very long time ago”

903.   “When I was young”

904.   “When we were young”

905.   “While we’re young”

906.   “Way in its heyday”

907.   “Way in their heyday”

908.   “Back in its heyday”

909.   “Back in their heyday”

910.   “During their heyday”

911.   “In their heyday”

912.   “The time is upon us”

913.   “The hour is upon us”

914.   ” The hour has passed”

915.    “The hour has passed us”

916.     “Amateur Night”

917.     “Amateur Hour”

918.      “Vintage Car(s)”

919.      “Vintage Wine(s)”

920.      “You’re ready for the history books”

921.      “That’s Ancient History”

922.      “New Age”

923.      “Time for me to go”

924.      “It’s time for me to go”

925.      “Before you go”

926.       A timely response”

927.      “A timed response”

928.      “A quick response”

929.      “A slow response”

930.      “An abrupt repsonse”

931.       “Make the time”

932.      “A timed answer”

933.      “A quick answer”

934.      “Way back in their heyday”

935.      “Way back in its heyday”

936.      “Way back”

937.      “Way, way back”

938.      “Way, way back when”

939.      “Set the clock”

940.      “Set your clock”

941.      “Set your watch”

942.      “Daylight Savings Time”

943.      “Reset your clock”

944.      “Reset your watch”

945.      “Resetting your clock”

946.      “Resetting the clock”

947.      “Resettin’ the clock”

948.      “Resetting your watch”

949.      “Resettin’ your watch”

950.      “Time is all we’ve got”

951.       “For life”

952.      “An abundance of time”

953.      “The stage(s) of time”

954.      “The phase(s) of time”

955.     “The stage(s) of life”

956.      “The period(s) of time”

957.       “The ash heap of history”-(President Ronald Reagan referring to the future-(and correct) dissolution of the Communist Soviet Union).

958.       “For the moment”

959.       “Life goes on”

960.       “Life moves on”

961.       “For a number of years”

962.      “Number of years left”

963.      “Number of years remaining”

964.      “Number of years”

965.      “Off time”

966.      “On time”

967.      “On schedeule”

968.      “Moment by moment”

969.      “Of (his or her) time”

970.      “Of its time”

971.      “Missed their time”

972.      “Missed its time”

973.      “Born after (his or her) time”

974.      “Born before (his or her) time”

975.      “Born after its time”

976.      “Born before its time”

977.      “Born too early”

978.      “Born too late”

979.      “Old school”

980.      “Ole’ school”

981.      “De’ja vu”

982.     ”I’ve been here before”

983.    “I have been here before”

984.    “Stop or Go”

985.    ”From birth till death”

986.   ”From birth until death”

987.   “From the beginning until the end”

988.  ”From the beginning till the end”

989.  “In its infancy”

990.  “From its infancy”

991.  “From the beginning of time”

992.  “From its early stage(s)”

993.  “From its earliest stage(s)”

994.  ”From the moment”

995.  “From the minute”

994.  “In a minute”

995.  “In a moment”

996.  “From the day”

997.  “Day One”

998.  “From Day One”

999.  “There is no beginning or end”

1000. ”No end in sight”

1001.  “The foreseeable future”

1002.  “From this moment”

1003.  “The distant past”

1004.  “The distant future”

1005.  “The not too distant future”

1006.  “The not so distant future”

1007.  “The not too distant past”

1008.  “The not so distant past”

1009.  “The Ghost of Christmas:  (“A Christmas Carol” written by famous 19th Century English Novelist Charles Dickens)

                a. Past

                b. Present

                c. Future”

1010.  “The Bad old days”

1011.  “The Bad ole’ days”

1012.  “Past, Present, Future”

1013.  “Past, Present and Future”

1014.  “Turn out the lights”

1015.  “Turn off the lights”

1016.  “Western Civilization”

1017.  “World Civilization(s)”

1018.  “Past tense”

1019.  “Present tense”

1020. ”Future tense”

1021.  “Let us move on”

1022.  “Let’s move on”

1023.  “Let us move along”

1024.  “Let’s move along”

1025.  “From its inception”

1026.  “At its inception”

1027.  “Western Civ.”

1028.  “World Civ.”

1029.  “So young”

1030.  “So old”

1031.  “The past”

1032.  “The present”

1033.  “The future”

1034.  “There’s no time like the present”

1035.  “There is no time like the present”

1036.  “There’s no better time like the present”

1037.  “There is no better time like the present”

1038.  “There is no better time than the present”

1039.  ”There’s no better time than the present”

1034.  “The future”

1035.  “Just a moment”

1036.  “Just a minute”

1037.  “Wait one moment”

1038.  “Wait one minute”

1039.  “Just one moment”

1040.  “Just one minute”

1041.   “The war that would end all wars”-(Statement regarding The First World War/World War I:  1914-1918).

1042.  “That is Ancient History”

1043.   “Classic car(s)”

1045.   “Classic movie(s)”

1046.   “Classic film(s)”

1047.   “Movie Classic(s)”

1048.   “Film Classic(s)”

1049.   “Since the days of Scripture”

1050.   “Missed its time”

1051.   “Born too late”

1052.   “Born too early”

1053.  “A classic set of wheels”

1054.  “An antique car”

1055.  “A real antique”

1056.  “An antique”

1057.  “All the time”

1058.  “All this time”

1059.  “At the time”

1060.  “First to Last”

1061.  “From first to last”

1062.  “The lost continent of Atlantis”

1063.  “Lost Civilization(s)”

1064.  “Save the best for last”

1065.  “All good things come to those who wait”

1066.  “Saves the best for last”

1067.  “Saved the best for last”

1068.  “Saving the best for last”

1069.  ”The lost continent of Atlantis”

1070.  ”Missed their time”

1071.  “Bequeath(s) a legacy”

1072.  “Bequeathed a legacy”

1073.  “Left a legacy”

1074.  “Leave(s) a legacy”

1075.  “Blazing new trails”

1076.  “Blaze(d) new trails”

1077.  “At the moment”

1078.   “Lost World”

1079.   “Last minute”

1080.   “Last minute Charlie”

1081.    “Final appearence”

1082.    “Escaped death”

1083.    “Escaping death”

1084.    “Final applause”

1085.    “Final hurrah”

1086.    “Last hurrah”

1087.    ”Last applause”

1088.    “Final moment(s)”

1089.    “Last moment(s)”

1090.    “Last rites”

1091.    “From sunrise, to sunset”

1092.    ”Sunrise to sunset”

1093.    “Begin the day”

1094.    “End the day”

1095.    “The sun never sets on the British empire”-(Modern British Colonial proverb).

1096.    ”Leisure time”

1097.    “Leisurely time”

1098.    “New life”

1099.    “Hurry Up!”

1100.    “Take your time”

1101.    “Travel through time”

1102.    ”Time Traveler”

1103.    “It’s time to stop”

1104.    “It is time to stop”

1105.    “Died instantly”

1106.   “Time Travel”

1107.   “Mellowing in (his or her) older years”

1108.   “Mellowed in (his or her) older years”

1109.   “Life does not go on forever”

1110.   “Life doesn’t go on forever”

1111.   “Life doesn’ go on forever”

1112.   “Life does not last forever”

1113.   “Life doesn’t last forever”

1114.   “Life doesn’ las’ forever”

1115.   “Left us much too early”

1116.   “Left us much too soon”

1117.   “The dearly departed”

1118.   “A night person”

1119.   “A nocturnal person”

1120.   “A night owl”

1121.   “A morning person”

1122.   “A mornin’ person”

1123.   ”Not a morning person”

1124.  ”Not a mornin’ person”

1125.  “Just not a morning person”

1126.  ”Just not a mornin’ person”

1127.  “Jus’ not a mornin’ person”

1128.  “Jus’ not a morning person”

1129.  “Go to sleep”

1130.  “Sweet Dreams”-(Also a famous 1984 rock song by the British band, Eurhythmics).

1131.  “Early to sleep”

1132.  “Get some shut eye”

1133.  “Git some shut eye”

1134.  “Getting some shut eye”

1135.  “Gettin’ some shut eye”

1136.  “Hard time(s)”

1137.  “Tough time(s)”

1138.  “A rough time”

1139.  “A tough time”

1140.  “Difficult times”

1141.  “A difficult time”

1142.  “Roll out of bed”

1143.  “Roll out’a bed”

1144.  “Rollin’ out of bed”

1145.  “Rolling out of bed”

1146.  “Last seconds”

1147.  “Last minutes”

1148.  “Last hours”

1149.  “The Final second”

1150.  “The Last second”

1151.  “Just a memory”

1152.  “Jus’ a memory”

1153.  “Trapped in time”

1154.  “A throwback”

1155.  “A throwback to another time”

1156.  “A throwback to another era”

1157.  “A throwback to another age”

1158.  “It’s never too late”

1159.  “It is never too late”

1160.   “During a time like this”

1161.   “Durin’ a time like this”

1162.  “At a time like this”

1163.  “In a moribund state”

1164.  “Remains in a moribund state”

1165.  “Lays in a moribund state”

1166.  “Mellow with time”

1167.  “Mellowed with time”

1168.  “At a moment’s notice”

1169.  “Miller time!”

1170.  “It’s Miller time!”

1171.  “It happened overnight”

1172.  “Overnight success story”

1173.  “An overnight succes story”

1174.  “Overnight success”

1175.  “It didn’t happen overnight”

1176.  “It didn’ happen overnight”

1177.  “An overnight success”

1178.  “Mellowed in (his or her) old age”

1179.  “Mellowing in (his or her) old age”

1180.  “Old age”

1181.  “Ole’ age”

1182.  “Finish the day”

1183.  “Finishing the day”

1184.  ”Finishin’ the day”

1185.  “Finished the day”

1186.  “Ending the day”

1187.  “Endin’ the day”

1188.  “A glorious age”

1189.  “A glorious time”

1190.  “Tune in tomorrow”

1191.  “Stay tuned”

1192.   “For its time”

1193.   ”For their time”

1194.    “A man of his age”

1197.    “A man of his time”

1198.     “Curtain call”

1199.     ”Years ago”

1200.     ”By the time”   

1201.     “It’s the same old, same old”

1202.    “It’s the same ole’, same ole”

1203.    “Same old, same old”

1204.    “Same ole’, same ole”

1205.    “Same old story”

1206.    “Same ole’ story”

1207.    “The end is near”

1208.    “Minutes left”

1209.    “Already finished”

1210.    “Already completed”

1211.    “Seconds left”

1212.    “Seconds remaining”

1213.    “Finishing up”

1214.    “Finishin’ up”

1215.    “Close to the end”

1216.    “Get it over with”

1217.    “Get it done”

1218.   “Get it finished”

1219.   “Finish up”

1220.   “Close to the finish line”

1221.   “Moved on”

1222.   “Moving on”

1223.   “Movin’ on”

1224.   “Moving onward”

1225.   “At a toad’s pace”

1226.   “Moving at a toad’s pace”

1227.   “Movin’ on a toad’s pace”

1228.   “Grown apart”

1229.   “Growing apart”

1230.    “Growin’ apart”

1231.    “Growing pains”

1232.   “Growin’ pains”

1233.   “All the time in the world”

1234.    “Where has the time gone?”

1235.    “Where is the time going?”

1236.     “Where is the time goin’?”

1237.    ”Where’s the time going?”

1238.    “Where’s the time goin’?”

1239.    “It gets us in the end”

1240.    “It gets us all in the end”

1241.    “Gets us in the end”

1241.    “Got us in the end”

1242.    “It got us in the end”

1243.    “That is the end”

1244.     “That’s the end”

1245.    “That is all”

1246.    “That’s all”

1247.    “It is over”

1248.    “It’s over”

1249.    “It is all over”

1250.    “It’s all over”

1251.    “That’s it”

1252.   “Burial site(s)”

1253.   “Burial ground(s)”

1254.   “Six feet under”

1255.   “Bury the dead”

1254.    “Dead and buried”

1255.    “It is spring time!”

1256.    “It’s spring time!”

1257.     “High Noon”

1258.     ”Noon time”

1259.     “No other age”

1260.     “No other time”

1261.     “Built from scratch”

1262.     “Building it from scratch”

1263.    “Buildin’ it from scratch”

1264.    “Grown weary”

1265.    ”The show has ended”

1266.     “The show is over”

1267.     ”Having come full circle”

1268.     “Havin’ come full circle”

1269.     “Running out of steam”

1270.     “Runnin’ out of steam”

1271.     “Ran out of steam”

1272.    ”Running out of patience”

1273.    ”Runnin’ out  of patience”

1274.    “Ran out of patience”

1275.    “Patience is a virtue”

1276.    “Starting off on a good note”

1277.   ”Startin’ off on a good note”

1278.   “Starting off on a good foot”

1279.   “Startin’ off on a good foot”

1280.   “The sooner, the better”

1281.   “Sooner or later”

1282.   “Save it for later”

1283.   “The rest, is history”

1284.   ”Those who do not know History, are doomed to repeat it”-(George Santayana)

1285.   “And in the long run, we’re all dead”-(John Maynard Keynes)

1286.   ”You can’t go home again”-(Thomas Wolfe)

1287.   “The more things change, the more they stay the same”-(Ancient proverb)

1288.    “It has aged well”

1289.    “It ages well”

1290.    “It ages like fine wine”

1291.    “It has aged like fine wine”

1292.   “Vintage wines”

1293.   “A vintage wine”

1294.   “A vintage wine collection”

1295.   “It ages like fine cheese”

1296.   “It has aged like fine cheese”

1297.    “And so it began”

1298.    “And so it begins”

1299.   “And so it was foretold”

1300.    “Beginner’s luck”

1301.    “How will history judge us?”

1302.    “We’re back”

1303.    “We are back”

1304.    “We’ve returned”

1305.    “We have returned”

1306.     “History is written by the winners”

1307.     “Where it all began”

1308.     “Where it all begins”

1309.     “Where it all ends”

1310.     “Where it all ended”

1311.     “Call it quits”

1312.     “Calling it quits”

1313.     “Callin’ it quits”

1314.     “Bid farewell”

1315.     “A farwell to…………….”

1316.     “Bidding farewell to………………”

1317.     “An untimely exit”

1318.     “Historic sites”

1319.     ”Historic monuments”

1320.     “A monumental legacy”

1322.     “Ready for the History books”

1323.     ”Lines on my face”

1326.      “Visibly older”

1327.     ”The wise old man”

1328.     “A wise old man”

1329.     “A very wise old man”

1330.    “The wise ole’ man”

1331.    “The wise ole’ man”

1332.    “A very wise ole’ man”

1333.    “At a snails’ pace”

1334.    “Moving at a snail’s pace”

1335.    “Movin’ at a snail’s pace”

1336.   “At lightning speed”

1337.   “At lightnin’ speed”

1338.   “At light’s speed”

1339.   “Moving at lightning speed”

1340.   “Movin’ at lightning speed”

1341.   “Moving at lightnin’ speed”

1342.   “Movin’ at lightnin’ speed”

1343.   “Moving at light’s speed”

1344.    “Movin’ at light’s speed”

1345.    “Seconds remainin’ “

1346.    “Minutes left”

1347.    “Minutes remaining”

1348.   ”Minutes remainin’ “

1349.    “Hours left”

1350.    “Hours remaining”

1351.    ”Hours remainin’ “

1352.    “The here and now”

1353.     “Yesterday, today and tomorrow”

1354.     “We know the end of the story before it begins”-(Alex Philips; E-Commentary)

1355.     “The perpetual present”

1356.     “Historical determinism”

1357.     “Pave the way”

1358.    “Paved the way”

1359.    “Having paved the way”

1360.   “Will pave the way”

1361.    “Paving the way”

1362.    “Has paved the way”

1363.    “What’s new?”

1364.    “What else is new?”

1365.    “So……….what else is new?”

1366.    “Tell me something I haven’t heard”

1367.    “Tell me something I haven’t heard before”

1368.    “Tell me somethin’ I haven’ heard”

1369.    “Tell me somethin’ I haven’ heard before”

1370.    “History is written by the winners”

1371.    “It depends who’s writing the history”

1372.    “It depends who is writing the history”

1373.    “It depends who is writing the history books”

1374.    ”It depends who’s writing the history books”

1375.    “History will be the Final Judge”

1376.    “History will Judge us all”

1377.    ”History  will be the Ultimate Judge”

1378.    “History will be the Final Judge”

1379.    “History will be the Last Judge”

1380.    “History will Judge us”

1381.    “Ultimately, History will be the Final Judge”

1382.    “Ultimately, History will be the Last Judge”

1383.    “Ultimately, History will Judge us”

1384.    “Ultimately, History will Judge us all”

1385.    “Back to basics”

1386.    “Returning to basics”

1387.    “Returnin’ to basics”

1388.    “Square one”

1389.    ”Back to square one”

1390.     “Don’t wait for tomorrow”

1391.     “Don’ wait for tomorrow”

1392.    “Don’t wait until tomorrow”

1393.    “Don’ wait until tomorrow”

1394.     “Better late than never”

1395.     “A neverending saga”

1396.     “A neverending tale”

1397.     “The foreseeable future”

1398.     “What lies ahead”

1399.     “What may lie ahead”

1400.     “The Science of longevity”

1401.      “Longevity Science”

1402.       “Seconds flat”

1403.       “Secons’ flat”

1404.       “A vicious cycle”

1405.       “A vicious circle”

1406.       “A true original”

1407.       “In time”

1408.       “Give it time”

1409.       “The origin of origins”

1410.       “Bold moves make history”

1411.       “Tomorrow is another day”

1412.        “Tomorrow’s another day”

1413.        ”There’s 24 hours in a day”

1414.        “There is 24 hours in a day”

1415.        “There is 24 hours to each day”

1416.         “There’s 24 hours to each day”

1417.         ”There is only 24 hours in a day”

1418.         “There’s only 24 hours in a day”

1419.         “There is only 24 hours in one day”

1420.         “There’s only 24 hours in one day”

1421.         “There is only 24 hours in a single day”

1422.         ”There’s only 24 hours in a single day”

1423.          “24-7″

1424.         “7 days a week”

1425.         “365 days a year”

1426.         “One day at a time”

1427.          “Delaying the inevitable”

1428.          “Delayin’ the inevitable”

1429.           “Postponing the inevitable”

1430.           “Postponin’ the inevitable”

1431.            “24 hours a day”

1432.             “24 hours”

1433.             ”365 days”

1434.             “24 hour cycle”

1435.             “24-7 newscast”

1436.             “One year”

1437.             “1 year”

1438.             “A year”

1439.            “Happy New Year!”

1440.            “New Year’s Eve”

1441.            “New Year’s Day”

1442.            “A new year, a new beginning”

1443.             “A new day”

1444.              “New day”

1445.              ”A new horizon”

1446.              “New horizons”

1447.              “Up with the sun”

1448.              “Retire for the evening”

1449.              “Retiring for the evening”

1450.              “Ready, set, go!”

1451.               “Racing against the clock”

1452.               “Racin’ against the clock”

1453.               “On your marks, get set, go!”

1454.               “Race to the top”

1455.               “Racin’ to the top”

1456.               “The time is now”

1457.               “Looking ahead”

1458.               “Lookin ahead”

1459.               “Looking back”

1460.               “Lookin’ back”

1461.               “Tick tock, tick tock…………………………”

1462.               “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday”

1463.              “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday”

1464.         “At a snail’s pace”

1465.         “Moving at a snail’s pace”

1466.         “Movin’ at a snail’s pace”

1467.         “Faster than a speeding bullet”

1468.         “At the crack of dawn”

1469.         “Wake up, rise and shine”

1470.         “Rise and shine”

1471.          “Six feet under”

1472.          “Sunrise to sunset”

1473.          “From sunrise to sunset”

1474.          “Good morning”

1475.          “Good mornin’ “

1476.          “Good evening”

1477.          “Good evenin’ “

1478.          “Good night”

1479.          “Good afternoon”

1480.          “Biological clock”

1481.           “Time Machine”

1482.           ”A simpler time”

1483.          “Lay in ruins”

1484.          “The ruins”

1485.          “Sits in ruins”

1486.          “Tour the ruins”

1487.          “Touring the ruins”

1488.           ”Toured the ruins”

1489.           “Tourin’ the ruins”

1490.           “Will tour the ruins”

1491.           “Walking through the ruins”

1492.           ”Walkin’ through the ruins”

1493.           “Walked through the ruins”

1494.           “Will walk through the ruins”

1495.           “A pilgrimage site”

1496.           “Making the Pilgrimage”

1497.           “Made the Pilgrimage”

1498.           “Will make the Pilgrimage”

1499.            “Travel to the ends of the earth”

1500.            “Will travel to the ends of the earth”

1501.             ”Have traveled to the ends of the earth”

1502.             ”The Patron Saint of Travelers”

1503.             “Nearing the end”

1504.             “Nearin’ the end”

1505.             “Approaching the end”

1506.            “Approachin’  the end”

1507.            “Approaching the finish line”

1508.            “Approachin’ the finish line”

1509.             ”How old are you now?”

1510.              “The length of time”

1511.                ”Full circle”

1512.                “Completing the full circle”

1513.                “It is the right time”

1514.                “It is never the right time”

1515.                “It was the right time”

1516.                “It was never the right time”

1517.                “Perfect timing”

1518.                “On time”

1517.                “Our age”

1518.                ”Our generation”

1519.                 ”Our  time”

1520.                ”The right time”

1521.                  ”Right on time” 

1522.                 “Time will tell”

1523.                 “A time and place”    

1524.                  “Time and place”

1525.                  “Old world charms”

1526.                  “Ole’ world charms”

1527.                   “Attention span”

1528.                  “Short attention span”

1529.                  “Distracts easily”

1530.                  “Easily distracted”    

1531.                    “There’s no need to cry over spilled milk”

1532.                    “There is no need to cry over spilled milk”

1533.                    “No need to cry over spilled milk”

1534.                    “The tables have turned”

1535.                     “How the tables have turned”

1536.                    “Needn’t cry over spilled milk”

1537.                     “Needn’ cry over spilled milk”  

1538.                     “This day and age”  

1539.                     “In this day and age”

1540.                     “Time off”

1541.                      “Time out”

1542.                     “Time in”

1543.                     ”Like clockwork”

1544                      “Clock in”

1 545.                    “Clock out” 

1546.                      ”O’ Clock”

1547.                      ”Around the clock”

1548.                      “Round the clock”

1549.                      “Aroun’ the clock”

1550.                      “Roun’ the clock” 

1551.                       ”Time Passages”-(Famous 1978 song)

1552.                      “Perfectly timed”

1553.                      “Perfect timing”

1554.                       “A time and place”

1555.                      “There is a time and place”

1556.                      “There’s a time and place”

1557.                      “The perfect time”

1558.                      ”What better time than now”

1559.                      “Through the ages”

1560.                      “Shows your age”

1561.                       “Reveals your age”

1562.                      “Showing your age”

1563.                      “Showin’ your age”

1564.                      “We long for…….”

1565.                       “You long for……….”

1566.                        “I long for………….”

1567.                        “Longing for………..”

1568.                         “Longin’ for”

1569.                        “Long gone”

1570.                        “Lon’ gone”

1571.                       “A long time coming”

1572.                       “A long time comin’”

1573.                       “A lon’ time coming”

1574.                       “A lon’ time comin’”

1575.                       ”Hurry Up!”

1576.                       “On the run” 

1577.                       ”Living on the run”

1578.                       “Livin’ on the run”

1579.                       “The sands of Time”

1580.                       “The hour has struck”

1581.                          “The cycle(s) of  Life”

1582.                          “The stage(s) of Life”

1583.                           “A passing phase”

1584.                            ”A trend-setter”

1585.                            ”Trend-setter(s)”

1586.                           ”Hours, minutes, seconds”

1587.                            “Days, weeks, months, years”  

1588.                            “If it moves,  it will become History”-(Alex Philips’ proverb; Founder of


1589.                             “For old time’s sake”

1590.                             “For ole’ time’s sake”

1591.                               “Ad infinitum”

1592.                             “Death is near”

1593.                             “Nearing death”

1594.                             “Nearin’ death”

1595.                             “The end is near”

1596.                             “Johnny come lately”

1597.                             “Hard times”

1598.                            “Hour by hour”

1599.                            “Day by day”

1600.                           “Minute by minute”

1601.                             “Day after day” 

1602.                            “Looking ahead means looking back”

1603.                            “A return to basics”

1604.                             “Back to basics”

1605.                             “The ABC’s” 

1606.                              “Close to the finish line”

1607.                              “Closing towards the finish line”

1608.                               “On my time”

1609.                                “On his (or her) time”

1610.                                 “On their time”

1611.                                  “The end of the road”

1612.                                  “The end of the line”

1613.                                “The finish line”

1614.                                  “Nearing the finish line”

1615.                                   “Nearin’ the finish line”

1616.                                   “A man-(or person) of his time”

1617.                                  “A man-(or person) of his age”

1618.                                   “An old pro”

1619.                                  “An ole’ pro”

1620.                                “At the end of the day”

1621.                                 “The end of the day”

1622.                                 “Near the end of the day”

1623.                                 “Nearing the end of the day”

1624.                                 “Nearin’ the end of the day”

1625.                                 “Begin your day”

1625.                                 “Begin the day”

1626.                                 “Start your day”

1627.                                  “Start the day”

1628.                                   “New start”

1629.                                   “A new beginning”

1630.                                  “A new start”

1631.                                    “New beginning”

1632.                                   “To be continued”

1633.                                  “Continuing now with…………….”

1634.                                  “Born too early”

1635.                                  “Born too late”

1636.                                 “Too young to remember”

1637.                                 “Too old to remember”

1638.                                  “Too ole’ to remember”

1639.                                   “Before his-(or) her time”

1640.                                  ”After his-(or) her time”

1641.                                     “Nearing the end”

1642.                                     “Nearin’ the end”

1643.                                     ”Nearing the end of his-(or her) life”

1644.                                     ”Nearin’ the end of his-(or her) life”

1645.                                      ”Nearing the end of Time”

1646.                                      “Nearing the end of his-(or her) time”

1647.                                       “Nearin’ the end of his-(or her) time”

1648.                                       “Nearin’ the end of Time”

1649.                                       “Approaching the end”

1650.                                       “Approachin’ the end”

1651.                                        ”Approaching the end of his-(or her) life”

1652.                                        “Appraochin’ the end of his-(or her) life”

1653.                                        “All the time in the world”

1654.                                        “He-(or she) has all the time in the world”

1655.                                         ”I’ve got all the time in the world”

1656.                                         “I have all the time in the world”

1657.                                         “Continuing now”

1658.                                          “Continuing with”

1659.                                          “Need to learn how to walk before you run”

1660.                                          “You need to learn how to walk before you run”

1661.                                          ”Crawl, walk and run”

1662.                                          ”Over the hill”

1663.                                           ”An abundance of time”

1664.                                          ”This day and age”

1665.                                          ”In this day and age”  

1666.                                           “Like the days of old”

1667.                                            “Time passes by”

1668.                                             ”Time passes me by”

1669.                                              ”Ye olde”

1670.                                              ”The ruins”

1671.                                                ”Sits in ruins”

1672.                                                “Past glory”

1673.                                                ”Past glories”

1674.                                                ”Go back”

1675.                                                ”Going back”

1676.                                                ”Goin’ back”

1677.                                                ”Go forward”

1678.                                                ”Going forward”

1679.                                                 ”Goin’ forward”

1680.                                                  ”Go ahead”

1681.                                                   ”Going ahead”

1682.                                                   ”Goin’ ahead”

1683.                                                    ”An eyewitness to history”

1684.                                                    ”Eyewitness to history”

1685.                                                     ”History makers”

1686.                                                     ”Historical longevity”

1687.                                                      ”The Archives”

1688.                                                      ”Delving into the archives”

1689.                                                       ”Delved into the archives”

1690.                                                       ”History is written by the winners”

1691.                                                         Frozen in time”

1692.                                                         ”Time freeze”

1693.                                                          ”Stuck in time”

1694.                                                           ”Stuck in the past”

1695.                                                            ”Time stops”

1696.                                                            ”Trapped in the past”

1697.                                                            ”Trapped in time”

1698.                                                             ”Can’t escape your past”

1699.                                                              “Can’t escape the past”

1700.                                                              ”The Big Bang”

1701.                                                                ”The Theory of Evolution”

1702.                                                               ”The Origin of the Species”-Charles Darwin

1703.                                                                ”The creation tale”

1704.                                                                 ”The creation myth”

1705.                                                                 ”The creation story” 

1706.                                                                 ”A shortage of time”

1707.                                                                  ”A forgotten civilization”

1708.                                                                   “A forgotten history”

1709.                                                                  “A forgotten past”

1710.                                                                    “A forgotten legacy”

1711.                                                                      “A forgotten heritage”

1712.                                                                     “Covered wagon times”

1713.                                                                     “Romanticizing the past”

1714.                                                                      “The time is now”

1715.                                                                      “Old fashioned”

1716.                                                                      “Ole’  fashioned”

1717.                                                                      “Clock in, Clock out”

1718.                                                                       “He’s on his way out”

1719.                                                                       “She’s on her way out”

1720.                                                                      “That’s it”

1721.                                                                       “Will take it to my grave”

1722.                                                                       “Will take it to his grave”

1723.                                                                       “Will take it to her grave”

1724.                                                                        “He took it to his grave”

1725.                                                                        ”She took it to her grave” 

1726.                                                                         “No more”

1727.                                                                         “9 to 5″

1728.                                                                         ”Pre-History”

1729.                                                                         ”Pre-historic”

1730.                                                                          “Sad days”

1731.                                                                           “Sad times”

1732.                                                                           “Happier times”

1733.                                                                            “Happier days”

1734.                                                                            “All those years ago”

1735.                                                                             “From here to eternity”

1736.                                                                             “Better late than never”

1737.                                                                             “It is all about timing”

1738.                                                                             ”It’s all about timing”

1739.                                                                              “It’s all about timin’ “

1740.                                                                              “It is all about timin’ “           

1741.                                                                              “A retrospective account”

1742.                                                                              “Retro” 

Short Bio: 

Alex Philips is the Founder and Publisher of  Mr. Philips holds a Master’s degree in History from Rutgers University and is a Social Science Instructor at a New York City College.          











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