Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Monday, April 13, 2009
LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.
2009 Update: The voluntary contractions by which higher species dissemble. In man, expression is autonomic and reception involuntary.
Language: the art and science of exhausting other people
Hope you had a wonderful Easter :) I was engrossed with my first family visit
And the words get in the way.
If my language offends anyone please tell the serpent charmer, i.e. go to H*ll! :-)
BTW, that came to mind, I generally don't let my tongue speak for my mind.
Language, a message encoder system.
Language: An amazing thing when you think about it.
Also something that your mother always wanted you to watch.
Dead brain talking. Oops, my tongue covered my eye-tooth and I couldn't see what I was saying.
language, the power to both create and destroy without lifting a hand; that which defines us as "made in the image of God"
LANGUAGE, n. The wayward child of communication, whose irregular verbs, idiomatic expressions, and general cussedness are the bane and despair of grammarians, spelling reformers, and other parental and Authority figures.
Pia, that's excellent. Thank you and I hope you had a grand Passover.
Good grief, Nessa. I sort of remember that song.
Jim, discretion is one of the principle commitments of this web site.
Ariel, see what we missed having two males write the post?
TLP, that's funny if you think about it. Watch your language and listen when I'm talking to you.
Icy, I tried that joke just yesterday. Hope it works better for you.
Quilly, the bible says "In the beginning was the word," and human experience adds "and soon after, another word."
Amoeba, that's just righteous wrath.
And yet you listened, Actonbell.
Language is a tool for our exchange.
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Language: Babel babble.
Language: something utilized in a way by Mark Fidrych that was and was not understood by many. The language of baseball.
Quid pro quo, Skywind?
Haha, JD. What's that in Polish?
Some memory, Sauerkraut! Tell that story.
Language is the thing that ties us to others and separates us from the other.
Dang, Coop, well you use it well.
The babble of Babel.
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