Big Word Wednesday-Week 18
Let’s get political. With the Republicans wrapping things up in St. Paul tomorrow night I thought we would visit a couple of words from the realm of promise breaking politics. In honor of Al Gore, who invented the Internet, Big Word Wednesday, Global Warming and Humility, I give you gravitas. It means; seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech. It could also mean a serious or dignified demeanor, which would explain why Al Gore chose it to describe himself. He wanted to use “God-like”, but even he realized that using it would thwart his ability to earn millions giving speeches in the Middle East at the end of his term in office. His staff also had to talk him out of “Buddha-esque” and “Mohammed-ish”. Don’t fret for Al, though, he sold the rights to these terms to Obama and made a handsome profit. Our second word this week is casuistry. It means; Specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead. Think High School when the object of your affection said; “Thanks for driving me to school all semester! And I really DO like you…as a friend”. Or Al Gore when he justifiably states; “We have a special needs Beagle; that’s why his 4,295 square foot doghouse has a pool and central air”. Even Obama is guilty when he says; “I am my brother’s keeper”. Too bad he forgot about his 1/2 brother who lives in a hut in Kenya on $12 a year. He’ll never be held to account; though, as months from now he can state; “I said I was my brother’s keeper, not my ‘brother from another mothers’ keeper”. Oh, semantics; gotta love ‘em. Don’t forget to check out the BWW Home Page for all of our selections thus far and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! If you don’t, I don’t want to hear you cryin’ about it later.
Go by and say Hi to Joeprah, he’s finally resurfaced. He said the aliens treated him fine, but due to excessive “experimentation” by the aliens, he has to stay lying down for at least a week. Doctors orders. He also said he now prefers Reese’s Pieces to M&M’s. Wierd.