PATRICK STEPHENSON

Earthbound concerns of an ascendant adult

Ear Wigs

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I go through periods where words—like strong-hookéd pop songs—get stuck, lodged you might say, in my head. Recently, it was ‘legerdemain,’ today it’s ‘vituperative.’ I had a dream about ‘vituperative’ last night. Someone, his face dream-shrouded now, was applying it to everything including me around his person: ‘You’re so vituperative.’ I didn’t know what it meant till just now, via Dictionary.com: “marked by harshly abusive criticism.” Based on that definition, I don’t believe you’d use ‘vituperative’ to describe a person. It seems applicable to media only: texts, criticism. I hope I’ve freed my mind of ‘vituperative.’ Does anyone else experience this?

[Cross-posted on Return of the Reluctant]

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Written by patiomensch

May 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

Posted in Random

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  1. Yes.

    Jake

    May 20, 2007 at 8:19 pm

  2. That is the worst response ever.

    patiomensch

    May 20, 2007 at 8:28 pm


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