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.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
HYPOCRITE, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.
Good morning, Actonbell!
i'm not first? i love that!
tagnoz: a follower
A man alleging hypocrisy: I never am wrong except for that one time when I thought I was wrong but was actually right.
A rather large critic.
Wish I'd said "the pot calling the kettle black." But I didn't.
Hypocrite, all of us, as Actonbell said.
Next question? :)
One who mutes her or his sarcasm.
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?
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?!?
Dogs are never hypocrites! Cats are!
Hypocrisy is inherent in all of us!
Weirsdo was close, when you mute your sarcasm you are indeed as much a hypocrite as when you exaggerate it.
A man alleging hypocrisy
Say Hallelujah! And thank you, Jesus.
one who has doctors swearing
From the Greek: a stage actor. A smile hides many sins.
Wordless Wednesday - King of the Field
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.
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.
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.
Oh hey! I did one of my etymology thingies here yesterday. I HATE blogger!
may i suggest a 420 moment or a beer...quill,,HATE,is such a strong word
Quilly, I hate Wordpress because it never loses my comments.
Good suggestion, Bear.
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