eleanor_cleavely at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 26 18:37:59 PST 2002
Um, that was nice but...couldn't you have used bigger
words than "supercilient"?
--- Stephen Macthomas <macthomas at ev1.net> wrote:
> For brevity's sake, I have spared my contemporaries
> the need, the
> obligation, the - how shall I say - chore? of
> reading my words, flowery
> though they may be, once more. Suffice it to say,
> those that have not read
> them have passed over one of the more supercilient
> and supremely unnecessary
> exercises in overstating and overglorifying the
> obvious presented to these
> good artisans in at least the past quarter hour.
> Good Toshiro of Bonwicke observed the words that I
> had written to my fellow
> bards throughout Ansteorra, and opined in the
> following manner:
> > Man's got to be a bard.
> > Used a hundred words when one would have been
> Now I, rightfully challenged, and feeling the bond
> of acquitting one's self
> admirably in this most public venue, am inspired to
> issue my response thusly
> to my good acquaintance, and with these words, I
> raise my glass in salute to
> him, and wish him every good fortune and health.
> But these words, though
> pretty, do not make a response to his rightful
> statement. Feeling the more
> pressure upon me to speak, and meaningfully, I do
> give this response to his
> Bards mailing list
> Bards at ansteorra.org
The human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars.
- - - Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
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