Friday, July 22, 2005

Ego

Ego. n. I-the Latin form of the word. The Romans were afflicted with an impediment in their speech, and that was as good a stagger as they could make of it. Kings and editors get a little nearer to the true pronunciation; they say "We."

2005 Update: A rose-colored mirror.


"OMG I'm first .... and I've nothing to say! {quick, hit "publish" before someone else does}"- dddragon!

29 comments:

dddragon said...

OMG I'm first .... and I've nothing to say!

{quick, hit "publish" before someone else does}}

dddragon said...

Ego. n. Like money, some have too much and others don't have enough.

Doug said...

Dddragon, I'd say both definitions are good, but the first one is perfect.

Manjusha said...

Absolutely brilliant, old chap!!

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

The source of the River History.

Jamie Dawn said...

Ego: It seems that people with the biggest, are actually the ones with the most fragile.

Doug: You, of course, are most humble.

Doug said...

Manjusha, geologically.

Nice one, Gnat. I expected to hear from you on this one.

Jamie Dawn, it does seem that way, doesn't it? And thank you for noticing. I'm the humblest man ever, humbler than whole African villages, humble as the moon and the stars and the comets that patrol the sun and planets...

And goofy? Yikes!

a4g said...

I'm not going to touch this one.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

I won't touch it either. Good Job.

Tom & Icy said...

Either the confidence that lets us expose who and what we are inside, or the insecurity that makes us create a facade and hide who and what we are inside.

dddragon said...

Ego: something that should be served with humble pie but usually isn't. Doesn't apply to goofy people.

Doug said...

a4g, in your case I won't argue.

Alice, was that a sequel to your comment yesterday?

Icy, very deep and very true. It's interesting how ego seems to come from both ends of the confidence spectrum.

Ddragon, I don't usually eat my vegetables either.

weirsdo said...

Akin to our national bird: soaring high, but bald and in constant danger of being shot down.

The sum of Cartesian cogitation: ergo without the "are."

Sreekesh Menon said...

extend the 'o' to a 'g' and it tastes better.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, great phonetic puns today. I think therefore I is?

Sreekesh, that sounds like Keralite hip-hop.

actonbell said...

Hey, do I get to be LAST?
ego-I go (first) loosely trans. as ME FIRST.
egas-you go (first) a polite & phoney expression.
egat-(derogative) s/he goes (first)loosely trans. as HE'S PUSHY

egamus-we go (first) (of course.)
egatis- pl. of polite form
egant-pl. of derogatory form.

Doug said...

Actonbell, egas last so far. How'd I do?

actonbell said...

hehehe, very well:)

AP3 said...

It was my understanding that there would be no Latin....

Doug said...

Haha, Aral. I promised no correct Latin.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Ego: balloon for an adult.

I'm with Aral. No latin, no math, I didn't sign up for that class.

Doug said...

TLP, what do you want to be when you grow up? You need Latin. I'm studying to be a pig farmer.

The Jerz said...

Ego Leggo of My Eggo.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I want to be rich, beautiful and NOT famous. Do I need Latin?

Doug said...

Jerz, welcome. You're new around here aint'cha? At Waking Ambrose, we never violate a man's eggo.

TLP, you don't need a thing.

Graham said...

Ego is something that's part of us, distorts everything, and leads us to dream ridiculous, impractically grandiose dreams. But, it's weird, because some of the greatest accomplishments of mankind probably were because of such stuff.

Great blog, btw :)

Comfort Addict said...

The illusion of independence in an interdependent world.

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Doug said...

Thanks, Graham, and I appreciate your view of ego. If it weren't for vanity, for example, there would be about seven blogs and this wouldn't be among them.

Comfort Addict, as always, sharp.

Thank you, Yeshwant, for your careful reading and response.