Episode 97: More Stupid Adjectives

 
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We’ve been talking about insults to the intelligence, and this week we conclude our discussion of adjectives.

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Cartoon accompaniment:

gall-gull

Links:
This week’s calendar entry is “gull/gall.”
Silly Symphonies on YouTube
Alessandro di Cagliostro on Wikipedia

From John Skelton’s 1528 volume entitled “Replycacion agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers”:

As touchyng the Tetrycall [severe] Theologisacion of these demy-diuines and Stoicall studiantes and frisca-ioly yonkerkyns … . moche better bayned [banned?] than brayned basked and bathed in their wylde burblyng and boyling blode Feruently reboyled with the infatuate flames of their rechelesse youthe and wytlesse wontonnesse enbrased and enterlased with a … moche fantasticall frenesy of their insensate sensualyte.

The Zombies perform “She’s Not There”:


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