Word of the Week #96:

Vitriol

We are at a very interesting point in human history.

Why interesting?

Well, on this very day 70 years ago, a man who preached peace and brotherhood to a torn and troubled people was shot and killed for his troubles…

Of course, this was 70 years ago. You would assume things have changed since then, right? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that is not true.

The sort of ideology, or rather dogma, which led to that assassination, as well as countless others thereafter, has not been exterminated from our society. Instead, it has thrived. Every passing year, its voice only seems to grow louder and bolder, as the common man continues to sit idly by.

One cannot do much but wonder why the world works this way, right?

The answer is simple.

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Word of the Week #53:

ouroboros_fma_by_jordanpokemon28-d5pjakhOuroboros

 

No, I’m not going to make any “chasing tail” references and steer the conversation towards the infamous Anti-Romeo Squads. Whatever did Romeo do to these guys, anyway…

No, this word is basically just the answer to the question:
“What is the one tattoo you would like to get?”

Unlike the other tattoos depicted in Fullmetal Alchemist, and other such popular media, this one is actually viable, gives you the freedom to choose where you want to get it, and looks pretty neat. Continue reading Word of the Week #53:

Word of the Week #52:

Mercurial

Look. When people start using the same adjectives that commentators for decades have held in reserve for Shahid Afridi to describe you, it does make you question the entire universe, and your place in it.

Is it weird that I keep bringing him up?

To be very honest, he has been a major part of all our childhoods, has he not? Maybe not so much the impact as the sheer span of his presence.

Anyway, let us shift away from this topic before the Nationalist Brigade breaks into my house to confiscate my passport right on the eve of this fairly moderate, but nonetheless noteworthy, landmark.

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