Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Special Guest Sar
Sar, the co-author of Sound Destruction provided the second Special Guest Wednesday definition. Her contribution to this here Lexicography:
Knee-jerk, adj. Foregoing the luxury of reason and integrity, preferring a physical or mental exertion predicated on deceit often with dire consequences.
Knee-jerk, n. Aerobics for Politicians.
About Sar: Sar and her brother, Strider (not her husband, she'll have you know) create Sound Destruction. Their site mixes up pop culture, amusing news, and political expression from a Democratic perspective which avoids knee-jerk liberalism in favor of profoundly personal responses. Along with Sar and Strider, Mark Twain is also a frequent contributor, which adds a dead smart-aleck dimension that I obviously favor. Like many of my other favorite sites, the comments section is always rich because both Sar and Strider invite and engage their readers.
Sar is married with two beautiful daughters, a blue gal living the red-state ideal. Her wholesomeness makes an excellent contrast with her renegade brother's stridence.
Thanks to Sar for a wonderful contribution.
How you can be special, too: I'm building a list of contributors for future Wednesday posts. To guest-write a definition either leave me a comment below or email me through the address on my profile. Immediately after posting Wednesday's guest contribution, I will email someone from that list with a word not in Bierce's dictionary, for redefining. The only rules are these:
1. No profanity.
2. Please keep the length reasonable.
3. If the person I select doesn't respond within 48 hours, I will choose another person and hold the first. Gotta feed the beast.
Thanks to all who have responded.