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There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. However, to think that English – or any language – could hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience is as arrogant of an assumption as it is naive. Read this article en Español HERE ARE A FEW examples of instances where other languages have found the right word and English simply falls speechless. 1. Toska
Slang Dictionary .. airhead noun : A silly, vacuous, unintelligent person. a.k. noun : Acronym of "Ass-kisser."
Consider the following situation: A successful businessman who has made a bundle of money, has a house in the Hamptons and a pied à terre in New York. He has a wife, several mistresses, a couple of kids and a drinking habit.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” That’s what we used to chant as kids when we got into name calling contests in the school yard. Of course, it’s untrue and it’s disingenuous.
It’s stating the obvious to say that the worst thing about the internet is the horde of morons that populate it (present company excluded, of course). I will admit to antagonising these sad excuses for human beings for my own amusement in the past. What can I say?
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The word “swear” has two meanings, or at least it seems that way. Swearing, as in swearing an oath, means making a solemn promise, whereas swearing also means using foul language. The two meanings are closely related since the swearing of an oath traditionally involved swearing on the Bible or in God’s name. So when, in the 16th century, people developed a habit of invoking “sacred names” when no oath was being made, they were guilty of “taking sacred names in vain.” Such an act was profane (the opposite of sacred) and the word used to describe such a horrendous sin was profanity.
There is a crisis of insults on the Web. On one hand, the volume of flames is very high yet the quality is poor. Gone are the days of the razor-sharp wit of Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill*, only to be replaced by a string of four letter words typed in ALL CAPS by n00bs (the latest of which is “FAIL”, itself a failure of coming up with a more scathing insult, if you think about it).
You are so dumb, you think that martial arts are paintings by the sheriff. I love what you've done with your hair. How did you get it to come out of one nostril like that? If fat were gasoline, you'd have enough to circle the earth 3 TIMES! You look like you've been pulled backward through a knothole.
May 15, 2011 | 7 Comments » | Topics: List , Writing A cat-lover. A gathering. Attractive. To exhaust with attacks. To think alone.
“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” So says Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . Imho nonsense should be relished by everyone. There’s something magical about it.
How about "someone peed in your genetic pool" ? Or, "You must be from the shallow end of the genetic pool." I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
1. You know how it smells after it rains? That clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground? That’s petrichor , from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (the blood of Greek gods and goddesses).
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - From the movie Annie Helen Keller said that the best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart . Love, is one of those things. It is true that love can only be felt, and not defined or explained. However, for one to feel this love, another needs to express it. It is said that words are the best way to tell someone what you feel, think and want.