The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A Surplus Of Homonyms
[And synonyms.] English has too many. No, really -- when you can paraphrase The Princess and the Pea as The Marquesa and the Micturition, things have gone entirely too far. Even though that would be way more detectable in a pile of mattresses.
"Ew," she asked, "Did the cat get locked in here today?"
(Me, I have spent most of the day not on a pea but a heating pad. I think my back is getting better...much too slowly).
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."
Henry David Thoreau
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