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And all the Kings men couldn't put the Queen back together again.

Posted by: Frenchy on January 24, 19100 at 10:02:31:

In Reply to: Frenchy is like Humpty Dumpty, who insisted a word meant what he wanted it to mean. posted by Pete on January 23, 19100 at 11:49:22:

: So the guy who insists on invoking Latin to define the term "homophobic" has now expanded the definition of the term "work" to include the 50 million dollars a billionaire can earn by just leaving his money in the bank. Frenchy is like Humpty Dumpty, who insisted a word meant what he wanted it to mean. I join Stoller in praise of your new, restrained style, Frenchy. You used to be a stupid, reprehensible, frothing-at-the-mouth capitalist ideologue. You don't seem so stupid anymore.

Wasn't it the Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland' who defined words as she saw fit? But, hey, what do I know?

McSpotlight: It was Humpty Dumpty.

"...Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't--till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'

`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.'

`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master--that's all.'

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. `They've a temper, some of them--particularly verbs, they're the proudest--adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs--however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'

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