iconoclasts have large vocabularies

15 October, 2008

worm bench

From a page or so in The Order of Things:

Exegesis: explanation, exposition, to lead, seek, an explanation or critical interpretation of a text.

Instead of saying: ‘what the fuck is he saying Marx is saying? It’s like fucking Greek or something, how the hell did he get that from that?! I will have a goddamn aneurysm trying to figure this out. Fuck.’

I can say: ‘His exegesis of Marx is astoundingly complex. Lets hope he doesn’t expect me to be able to follow him’.

Recrudescence: a new outbreak after a period of inactivity; a renewal.

Instead of saying: ‘he is a fair-weather friend and that pisses me the fuck off’.

I can say: ‘the recrudescence of his appearance in my life indicates only fickleness and the general inconsistency of his affections’.

Ludic: of, relating to, or characterized by play: playful.

Instead of screaming: ‘I’m fucking serious you son of a bitch, listen to me when I speak!’

I can say: ‘this is not ludic banter, my dear, these are serious issues that you must address if you wish to remain in my proximity’.

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One Response to “iconoclasts have large vocabularies”

  1. jackie Says:

    You make my heart smile, not just my face!


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