Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Classic Phrases

Well, there has been a new skirmish in blogland. I'll refrain from commenting on the actual goings on but the writing involved! I just want to make a list of my favourite bits:


  • A battle of insults ensues, often ad hominem attacks 
  •  monolithically condemning great swathes of the population
  • ... an army of sycophants worshipping at the altar of my deathless prose
  •  it does remind me of children pissing on each other 
  • a taint of drama queen (king?) in your self victimization
  • Sometimes I wish you'd talk about men. Or something. Of interest.
  • either we do have grown up discussions of we play with yellow rubber ducks in the paddling pool of our earliest awakening.
  •  (Wo)man up, Man! 
  • what do you know about my behind? But yes, I am slim. So, I suppose, bonny, not boney, will do.
And, unrelated to the skirmish this wonderful metaphor "I have a lot of friends, human bubble wrap"

Bloggers, I bow at the altar of your gorgeous phrases.



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If anybody is as dog crazy as I am, you might like to read this delightful description of a day out, by the whippety-grey, Charlie.

And for Charlie, if he should visit again, a picture of fellow long dog, Harry



26 comments:

  1. Razor sharp phrases, but they are not all from the skirmish we have in common, are they? I don't recognise them all..... probably because I've been playing with my rubber ducks!!!
    Sx

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    1. They were all borrowed from the blogs of Ursula and Wise Web Woman, although I think some were from commenters rather than the blog authors.
      Human bubble wrap brilliantly coined by John Gray.

      Put those ducks away and woman up, Dame Scarlet :)

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  2. I think that I should shift gears and perhaps write some interesting phrases!

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    1. I'm sure you have a wealth of interesting phrases to share!

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  3. How lovely and sweet of you, Kylie, to pay other bloggers some homage.

    WWW's imagery of "an army of sycophants worshipping at the altar of my deathless prose" certainly had me floored in awe, not least the deathless prose bit.

    The "human bubble wrap" was funny. Reminds me of some saying my youngest sister sent me years ago; something to the effect, loosely translated, as "Being polite might not amount to anything but it does cushion the bumps of exchanges between humans". If that doesn't sound clumsy I don't know what does. That's why I pity translators. It's the devil's own job.

    If I didn't know it's a dog I might be forgiven to take him for a horse (at first glance; elongated face and all that).

    Hope today is panning out better than your patience anticipated,
    U

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    1. When he first came here I said he was as big as a horse but I don't notice anymore, he's just our lovely boy.
      My day is just starting, it should be ok but we never know!

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  4. I've read all the blog posts these phrases feature in and I must say, there are some very talented wordsmiths out there in blogland! "an army of sycophants worshipping at the altar of my deathless prose" was my favorite of the lot.

    I also read about Charlie's adventure while having my coffee this morning...you're right, it was delightful! (That blog is a delight, period).

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    1. I think my fave was "monolithically condemning great swathes of the population"

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  5. Harry is a beauty. But you (and he) know that.
    Charlie's adventure was BIG.
    I am constantly blown away by the talent in the blogosphere.

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    1. I've had other dogs who I loved but never been quite so obsessed! Maybe it's because I have more time now but they do say that when you get a grey, you join a cult so there's that.....

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  6. I've never been described as a drama queen before. It sounds rather exciting.

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    1. Don't get too attached to the description.

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  7. This is fun, but slightly confusing to me, since I don't do drama or have readers who do it either. I will just enjoy the secondhand "excitement" quietly from my little corner of the world.

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    1. Charlie might be more your style!

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  8. Harry is such a charmingly handsome fellow! The story of Charlie had me on pins and needles and I'll return to read the final part.

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    1. harry said to tell you he is a retired afflete and that's why he is so buff!
      Charlie....well, what can I say?

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  9. It makes me realise what mundanities lurk within Eagleton Notes. I shall definitely have to pop over to Ursula.

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    1. I did. Now I'm really bemused.

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    2. It took me a while to get the hang of Ursula. It was worth it

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  10. Great picture of Harry. He looks so intelli..., I mean interesting. As for these spats in the blogosphere, I think you do right to stand on the sidelines - instead of getting involved.

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    1. I usually stand on the sideline and laugh but I did briefly get involved this time. I thought it was the right thing to do.

      Do you like dogs on the track?

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    2. I have only ever been to two greyhound stadiums. That sort of "sport" is not my cup of tea Kylie.

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