Friday, July 25

Signs, Quotes and Definitions

Shephard sent the sign above today. Little did he know I had this post ready to go, and his sign was so good I just had to add it!!

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(my motto, above)


grammatolatry (gram-uh-TOL-uh-tree)

The worship of words: regard for the letter while ignoring the spirit of something.

"The worship of words is more pernicious than the worship of images. Grammatolatry is the worst species of idolatry."
By Robert Dale Owen; The Debatable Land Between This World And the Next; Trubner and Co; 1871.


There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)


catachresis (kat-uh-KREE-sis)

The misuse of words.


parapraxis (par-uh-PRAK-sis)

A slip of the tongue (or pen) that reveals the unconscious mind.

NOTE: I won't be able to comment much over the next three days. We are attending a family wedding, and my time will be taken up with merriment, I hope. I'll miss you.


PI said...

The bear notice made me LOL especially as a blog friend is presently in Grizzly country.
Enjoy your trip.

tiff said...

The bear sign is hysterical!

Have fun at the wedding - always a good time. Yay for cake!

Love the words. This has been a very good week for them, hasn't it?

Granny Annie said...

Isn't this what blogs are all about: "parapraxis (par-uh-PRAK-sis) A slip of the tongue (or pen) that reveals the unconscious mind."

Have fun and hurry back!

bobbie said...

I really love your signs - especially the bears.

sage said...

I love that first sign-I'd like that on my office door. Have a good wedding, as its a family wedding, does it mean you want have to work with flowers, but get to sit back and enjoy?

Bear Naked said...

Well you know that I just love that bear sign.
Enjoy the wedding and take lots of photos to share with us.

Bear((( )))

GJG said...

A timely post, saved a fortune not buying Pepper Spray and called the whole trip off.---merriment at a wedding?---sounds like an oxymoron.

Gary (aka Old dude)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are all GREAT, Judy...I love that first sign sent by Shephard---Some Choices...LOL! And The Bear one is Hilarious! LOL!
Great sayings and some very interesting words I've never heard before!

I hope you have a wonderful time at The Wedding, my dear!

Bob-kat said...

Love all of these! LOL :)

Hope you have a great time at the wedding. When you get back, pop on over to mine as I have something for you over at my blog :)

Beverly said...

Wonderful. I love the bear sign too. Have fun.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

These are fun!

whimsical brainpan said...

I love these posts. :-)

Have fun at the wedding!

Ginnie said...

I love the Gandhi quote. Have a good few days off. We'll be here when you get back !

Claude said...

Can't decide between the bear sign and the motto! I think I'm going to adopt the latter as my motto!

Shephard said...

I actually collect words as well as quotes. :)