26 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

malinger

\mə-ˈliŋ-gər\ verb

To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work

(Source: a-word-for-that)

13 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

paralepsis

[par-uh-lep-sis] noun

mentioning something by saying you won’t mention it

(Source: a-word-for-that)

11 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

admass

[ad-mas] noun

those who are easily influenced by mass media advertising ; the process of agents thereof

(Source: a-word-for-that)

21 June, 2011

laodicean

wordsyoushouldknow:

(lay-ah-duh-SEE-uhn) adjective

Lukewarm or indifferent, especially regarding religion.

(Source: a-word-for-that)

16 June, 2011
pantslessprogressive:

Trivia time! Who said it: a feminist or a nazi?
a) “Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all this here talking about?
That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?
Then they talk about this thing in the head; what’s this they call it? [member of audience whispers, “intellect”] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or negroes’ rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?
Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ‘cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain’t got nothing more to say.”
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b) “All great cultures of the past perished only because the originally creative race died out from blood poisoning.The ultimate cause of such a decline was their forgetting that all culture depends on men and not conversely; hence that to preserve a certain culture the man who creates it must be preserved. This preservation is bound up with the rigid law of necessity and the right to victory of the best and stronger in this world.Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”
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Answer key!
a) Abolitionist and feminist Isabella Baumfree (a.k.a. Sojourner Truth), at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851 (pictured above).
b) Adolf Hitler, in Mein Kampf
To the men and women who use the term “Feminazi:”
I suggest you read the above and educate me on how these two individuals are so similar that you feel comfortable embracing this Rush Limbaugh-branded word.
Signed,
PP

pantslessprogressive:

Trivia time! Who said it: a feminist or a nazi?

a)Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what’s this they call it? [member of audience whispers, “intellect”] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or negroes’ rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ‘cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain’t got nothing more to say.”

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b) “All great cultures of the past perished only because the originally creative race died out from blood poisoning.

The ultimate cause of such a decline was their forgetting that all culture depends on men and not conversely; hence that to preserve a certain culture the man who creates it must be preserved. This preservation is bound up with the rigid law of necessity and the right to victory of the best and stronger in this world.

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”

——

Answer key!

a) Abolitionist and feminist Isabella Baumfree (a.k.a. Sojourner Truth), at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851 (pictured above).

b) Adolf Hitler, in Mein Kampf

To the men and women who use the term “Feminazi:”

I suggest you read the above and educate me on how these two individuals are so similar that you feel comfortable embracing this Rush Limbaugh-branded word.

Signed,

PP

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via hissingbooth)

13 June, 2011

abulia

wordsyoushouldknow:

[uh-byoo-lee-uh] noun (psychiatry) 

abnormal lack of ability to act or make decisions

(Source: a-word-for-that)

1 June, 2011

manqué (m) / manquée (f)

wordsyoushouldknow:

[mahng-kay] adjective

 having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated

(Source: a-word-for-that)