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, January 04, 2010
MYRMIDON, n. A follower of Achilles-particularly when he didn't lead.
2010 Update: An armed sycophant, more credulous than a drone bee and more persuasive. A partisan without couch or complaint.
Myrmidon, the Ancient Greek version of a samurai.
swirdly - my sword against your wings
Whatever you say.
Myrmidon: well armored heel
Doug you're digging deep or superficial. I can't tell :)
I always admired the Myrmidon, they were myrmidons if I ever knew of any.
One of my naughty vampires is a Myrmidon.
I blame the movie Troy which I was watching a lot.
I'm gonna take your word for it on this one :)
Like your definition Doug.
Sounds like that instrument I love to listen to... marimba ... more fun too.
Hai, Ariel. Yassou!
Sure, TLP. My sources for this entry were Bierce and Webster.
Superficial, Pia. Just running low on words.
Indeed, Jim. You can pretty much always tell 'em.
Jenn, I'd blame it too, if I watched it, I bet.
Not my word, Thom. Don't take mine.
Bear, if you need your dazed state confirmed, you're only at 210.
I'm sure they're related, Terry. Just replace the mallets with swords.
Okay...this was just a hard word for me...I just couldn't relate LOL
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