Sunday, February 24, 2019

words once victimized

Think of all the underutilized and perhaps maligned words in your native tongue -- words wantonly left out and ignored or, perhaps worse, misused and denigrated. Are they too not victims whose time in the shades of literal or metaphorical opprobrium has been prolonged and deserves a moment in the bright light of agreement and applause.

Oh the victim-hood!

Consider, for example:


And nor is such an example, alone.

The me-too's await!

Let the cangues hang from newer, unaccustomed necks!

1 comment:

  1. “Samothrace,” “cangues.” Huh? You showin’ off or going off the deep end?

    Does your dictionary say that “Samothrace” has a meaning other than being the name of an island in the Aegean Sea?

    At its most interesting, it is explicitly used in combination with “Eleusis” in denoting one of the most famous mysteries in antiquity, that of Eleusis and Samothrace. Approximately, the mystery refers to the “relationship” the Gods of Greece had with the those who were accepted into a certain cult. Supposedly, the Gods would protect and aid the cultists and the cultists would become more virtuous individuals.

    Going on 50 years, I’ve been partial to the Pythagorean Mysteries. In addition to being an insightful mathematician, Pythoreus was a skilled adept in many traditions and eventually founded his own school.

    Ah well... You might need to spend some times wearing a cangue to get your head straight.