Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Daughterly Wisdom

"Elegant is a fancy word for fancy."

8 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Well, hello Mr. Fancypants!

Little Ms. McGravitas has got to be a scream- how soon before she starts her own blog?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fancy is an inelegant word for elegant!

You should be proud, S_McG.
~

mikey said...

Ahh. Afflicted with a truth teller. You'll have some, er, interesting times with this one, I posit.

Some can't find the truth. Some dissemble out of discomfort with the truth. Some know the truth, but will not offer it.

And then. And then there are those who impulsively, almost compulsively tell the truth. They are the most dangerous forces in the world, for they cannot be dissuaded and they cannot be argued with.

They don't always win - history is littered with their desperate campaigns - but they never lose easy...

M. Bouffant said...

When she gets a blog we'll be reading how her father was stealing all her best material, as well as who's number one in peculiar searches.

Smut Clyde said...

Elongated is a long word for long.

Smut Clyde said...

I dimly recall a Mathematical Games column in which Gardner addressed the concept of self-descriptive words (e.g. "short", "sesquipedalian", and of course elegant). He pointed out that you can coin a word ("nunquam", say) for words that do not have this property of self-descriptiveness, but then you ask yourself whether 'nunquam' is itself a nunquam word, and suddenly you're back at Russell's set paradox.gut

J— said...

who's number one in peculiar searches

"Post-orgasmic flush," for example. Congratulations, Smut Clyde!

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