Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hypocrite

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.

2009 Update: A man alleging hypocrisy.

23 comments:

actonbell said...

We're all hypocrites in some way. Do I get to be the first one to come by and say good morning?

Doug said...

Good morning, Actonbell!

karma said...

i'm not first? i love that!

tagnoz: a follower

Jim said...

A man alleging hypocrisy: I never am wrong except for that one time when I thought I was wrong but was actually right.
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TLP said...

A rather large critic.

TLP said...

Wish I'd said "the pot calling the kettle black." But I didn't.

Ariel the Thief said...

Hypocrite, all of us, as Actonbell said.

Next question? :)

weirsdo said...

One who mutes her or his sarcasm.

Karen said...

weirsdo ~ are you implying that alleged hypocrisy is nothing more than muted sarcasm? This blog is supposed to have a slightly sarcastic tone. I mean, what would be the point of The Devil's Dictionary in the first place?

the amoeba said...

HYPOCRISY, n. An undersupply of Christines, resulting from the decline in popularity of that christening, in favor of such handles as Beyoncé, Crayo'la, Inqblot, and Portland.

You think I'm kidding?!?

Tom & Icy said...

Dogs are never hypocrites! Cats are!

Thom said...

Hypocrisy is inherent in all of us!

Cooper said...

Weirsdo was close, when you mute your sarcasm you are indeed as much a hypocrite as when you exaggerate it.

A man alleging hypocrisy

Karen said...

Say Hallelujah! And thank you, Jesus.

karma said...

one who has doctors swearing

Nessa said...

From the Greek: a stage actor. A smile hides many sins.

Wordless Wednesday - King of the Field

Lily Strange said...

Lily Strange was a hypocrite for getting into the nursing program even though she is burned out on caregiving and now her vile decision has come back to bite her on the nether regions.

Doug said...

Karma, sincerity is the first requirement of hypocrisy.

Jim, my dad used to tell that joke. Happily, he seems to have forgotten it.

Back to the cupboard, TLP.

OK, Ariel, next should maybe be egalitarian.

Weirsdo, a bad habit, that.

Karen, I considered Weirsdo's comment a vindication of us all.

Amoeba, that looks like a spoof to me, but I like Inqblot. If my next dog is spotted, I'll consider it.

Absolutely true, Icy.

Easy for you to say, Thom.

Cooper, this is why I just let it roll on out.

Amen, Karen.

By which you mean another doctor, Karma?

Nessa, while a frown accuses them all?

Lily, that can happen in any profession but I don't know why you'd call that hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

double standards
jah

Doug said...

Jawohl, Bear.

quilly said...

Oh hey! I did one of my etymology thingies here yesterday. I HATE blogger!

Anonymous said...

may i suggest a 420 moment or a beer...quill,,HATE,is such a strong word
JAH

Doug said...

Quilly, I hate Wordpress because it never loses my comments.

Good suggestion, Bear.