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.


pia said...

Language: the art and science of exhausting other people

Hope you had a wonderful Easter :) I was engrossed with my first family visit

Nessa said...

And the words get in the way.

Jim said...

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.

Ariel the Thief said...

Language, a message encoder system.

TLP said...

Language: An amazing thing when you think about it.

Also something that your mother always wanted you to watch.

Tom & Icy said...

Dead brain talking. Oops, my tongue covered my eye-tooth and I couldn't see what I was saying.

quilly said...

language, the power to both create and destroy without lifting a hand; that which defines us as "made in the image of God"

the amoeba said...

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.

Doug The Una said...

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.

skywind said...

Language is a tool for our exchange.
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Jamie Dawn said...

Language: Babel babble.

sauerkraut said...

Language: something utilized in a way by Mark Fidrych that was and was not understood by many. The language of baseball.

Doug The Una said...

Quid pro quo, Skywind?

Haha, JD. What's that in Polish?

Some memory, Sauerkraut! Tell that story.

cooper said...

Language is the thing that ties us to others and separates us from the other.

Doug The Una said...

Dang, Coop, well you use it well.

Hobbes said...

The babble of Babel.