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Sesquipedalian Sayings
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Posted on 12/23/2010 2:47:08 PM PST by EveningStar

The stylus is more potent than the claymore.

Pulchritude possesses exclusively cutaneous profundity.

It is futile to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.

The greatest of need is the maternal parent of the art of original contrivance.

A revolving lithic conglomerate accrues no lichen.

Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affections and international armed conflicts.

The temperature of the aqueous content of a metallic receptacle under unremitting surveillance does not attain its level of evaporation.

Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.

Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.

It is fruitless to endure lacrimation over precipitately departed lacteal fluid.

Similar sire, similar scion.

Pulchritude reposes within the optic parameters of the perceiver.

Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

Where there are visible emissions from carbonaceous materials, there exists conflagration.

Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.

Integrity is the superlative strategy.

A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiate the potable concoction.

Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience domestically.

All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not, ipso facto, auriferous.

An addlepated individual and his specie divaricate with prematurity.

The ultimate entity of dried gramineous organism induces a rupture of the dorsal portion of the ship of the desert.

Hubris antedates a gravity-impelled descent.

Three quarters of a dozen individual movements by slender sewing instrument may be obviated by the utilization of a single, opportunistic thrust of said instrument.

Exclusive dedication to necessitous employment without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders John a hebetudinous young person.

Soft airs possess the potency to mitigate the anguish residual in the barbaric thorax.

Minuscule erudition jeopardizes security.

Consolidated we maintain ourselves erect; bifurcated we plummet.

A feathered biped in the terminal part of the arm equals the value of a brace of such creatures in densely branched shrubbery.

Persons deficient in judgment hasten to undertake that for which winged celestials hesitate to assume responsibility.

Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices of patent frangibility are advised to refrain from catapulting petrous projectiles.


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1 posted on 12/23/2010 2:47:13 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; Borges

ping


2 posted on 12/23/2010 2:48:03 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar
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3 posted on 12/23/2010 2:49:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Couldn’t have said it better myself!


4 posted on 12/23/2010 2:52:44 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: EveningStar

Huh?


5 posted on 12/23/2010 2:53:46 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: cripplecreek

Whenever I see that picture, I crack up! Thanks for the laughs!


6 posted on 12/23/2010 2:55:43 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: EveningStar

Thanks, those are pretty good!


7 posted on 12/23/2010 2:56:55 PM PST by Jolla
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To: EveningStar

OK, I will bite!
The first one says, The pen is mightier than the sword (or gun [whatever!])


8 posted on 12/23/2010 2:58:33 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: cripplecreek

Perfect picture!!

Say what? LOL


9 posted on 12/23/2010 2:58:51 PM PST by aquila48
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To: EveningStar
Otherwise known as obfuscations.
10 posted on 12/23/2010 3:01:27 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Inspiration. The momentary cessation of stupidity.)
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To: EveningStar
And the ever-popular:

Please attempt to propel certain renal byproducts vertically along a section of woven hemp.

11 posted on 12/23/2010 3:11:13 PM PST by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
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To: EveningStar

A scintillating carbon crystal surrounded by superfluous strata.

Merry Christmas!


12 posted on 12/23/2010 3:11:17 PM PST by bigheadfred (what a gem...)
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To: Buddygirl

And the second is “Beauty is only skin deep”.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 3:19:46 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: EveningStar

Excellent! Great post.


14 posted on 12/23/2010 3:20:29 PM PST by golux
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To: EveningStar

Eschew obfuscation!


15 posted on 12/23/2010 3:20:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: golux

(Love and War and Bird in the Bush are my LOL favorites - I hope they replace the originals in my mind!)


16 posted on 12/23/2010 3:23:17 PM PST by golux
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To: EveningStar

Sir, I cordially invite you to go conduct yourself in a biologically impossible manner!

;^)


17 posted on 12/23/2010 3:23:49 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Buy Sabra brand Hummus, made in Israel!")
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To: EveningStar; Envisioning; waterhill

You’ve been reading William F. Buckley again, haven’t you?

Good for a much needed laugh.


18 posted on 12/23/2010 3:24:49 PM PST by ixtl (When people fear government, there is tyranny; when government fears people, there is liberty.)
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To: EveningStar

Those are great! My family loves word games. Going to print these off for them.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 3:27:06 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: EveningStar
Get the guy who wrote these.... get they guy who posted them! Merry Christmas ES!Great stuff!


20 posted on 12/23/2010 3:36:19 PM PST by Daffynition (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: EveningStar

I love these. Thank you.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 3:50:15 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: EveningStar

I get all but “Soft airs possess the potency to mitigate the anguish residual in the barbaric thorax.”


22 posted on 12/23/2010 3:53:11 PM PST by OHelix
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To: EveningStar

That was good for a laugh. There were some I had to puzzle over for a while.


23 posted on 12/23/2010 3:56:14 PM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: OHelix
"“Soft airs possess the potency to mitigate the anguish residual in the barbaric thorax.”

"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast."

24 posted on 12/23/2010 3:57:20 PM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: OHelix

Music hath power to soothe the savage breast.


25 posted on 12/23/2010 3:59:17 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: EveningStar
This is reminiscent of Sheldon and Amy playing “Counterfactuals.”
26 posted on 12/23/2010 4:04:20 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: AndrewB; redhead

Thank you.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 4:04:52 PM PST by OHelix
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To: DejaJude
“Beauty is only skin deep”.

"But ugly goes clear to the bone."

28 posted on 12/23/2010 4:13:41 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: EveningStar

3. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.


29 posted on 12/23/2010 4:28:52 PM PST by annieokie
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To: EveningStar

5. a rolling stone gathers no moss


30 posted on 12/23/2010 4:31:01 PM PST by annieokie
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To: EveningStar

That was fun, EveningStar.


31 posted on 12/23/2010 4:48:51 PM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: EveningStar

Masticate transpositionally.


32 posted on 12/23/2010 4:54:12 PM PST by bvw
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To: EveningStar

A Sinophiliac incendiary inculcation.


33 posted on 12/23/2010 4:58:02 PM PST by bvw
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To: Slip18

pong


34 posted on 12/23/2010 4:58:43 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: EveningStar

Excrement occurs.


35 posted on 12/23/2010 5:09:53 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: EveningStar
If I was a hacker, it could be fun to hack Jim Thompson & Co.'s reply format page with one of the overwrought "do-overs". In red, of course.
36 posted on 12/23/2010 5:13:10 PM PST by BlueDragon
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To: EveningStar

Wow, I cannot figure two of them out!
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The stylus is more potent than the claymore.
tHE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Pulchritude possesses exclusively cutaneous profundity.
BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP

It is futile to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.
YOU CANNOT TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS

The greatest of need is the maternal parent of the art of original contrivance.
IT’S WHAT MOTHER ALWAYS WANTED

A revolving lithic conglomerate accrues no lichen.
A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS

Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affections and international armed conflicts.
ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR

The temperature of the aqueous content of a metallic receptacle under unremitting surveillance does not attain its level of evaporation.
A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS

Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS

It is fruitless to endure lacrimation over precipitately departed lacteal fluid.
NO USE CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK

Similar sire, similar scion.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Pulchritude reposes within the optic parameters of the perceiver.
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

Where there are visible emissions from carbonaceous materials, there exists conflagration.
WHERE THERE IS SMOKE, THERE IS FIRE

Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.
DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Integrity is the superlative strategy.
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiate the potable concoction.
TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE POT

Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience domestically.

All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not, ipso facto, auriferous.
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

An addlepated individual and his specie divaricate with prematurity.
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED

The ultimate entity of dried gramineous organism induces a rupture of the dorsal portion of the ship of the desert.
THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK

Hubris antedates a gravity-impelled descent.
PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL

Three quarters of a dozen individual movements by slender sewing instrument may be obviated by the utilization of a single, opportunistic thrust of said instrument.

Exclusive dedication to necessitous employment without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders John a hebetudinous young person.
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKE JACK A DULL BOY

Soft airs possess the potency to mitigate the anguish residual in the barbaric thorax.
MUSIC HATH CHARMS THAT SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST

Minuscule erudition jeopardizes security
A LITTLE KNOWLEGE IS DANGEROUS

Consolidated we maintain ourselves erect; bifurcated we plummet.
TOGETHER WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL

A feathered biped in the terminal part of the arm equals the value of a brace of such creatures in densely branched shrubbery.
A BIRD IN THE HAND EQUALS TWO IN THE BUSH

Persons deficient in judgment hasten to undertake that for which winged celestials hesitate to assume responsibility.
TO GO WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD

Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices of patent frangibility are advised to refrain from catapulting petrous projectiles.
PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES


37 posted on 12/23/2010 5:18:57 PM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

“The greatest of need is the maternal parent of the art of original contrivance.
IT’S WHAT MOTHER ALWAYS WANTED”
Or is it... NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

“Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience domestically.”
GOOD DEEDS HAVE (OR ARE) THEIR OWN REWARD.

“Three quarters of a dozen individual movements by slender sewing instrument may be obviated by the utilization of a single, opportunistic thrust of said instrument.”
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.


38 posted on 12/23/2010 5:35:58 PM PST by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: RaceBannon

Missed this one the first time through...

“Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.”
BEGGARS CAN’T BE CHOOSERS.


39 posted on 12/23/2010 5:38:58 PM PST by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: RaceBannon
The greatest of need is the maternal parent of the art of original contrivance.

IT’S WHAT MOTHER ALWAYS WANTED

Actually, I think this is, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention".

40 posted on 12/23/2010 5:39:19 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: NerdDad

I screwed one up...

“Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience domestically.”
GOOD DEEDS HAVE (OR ARE) THEIR OWN REWARD.

Should be...

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.


41 posted on 12/23/2010 5:46:42 PM PST by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: bigheadfred
A scintillating carbon crystal surrounded by superfluous strata.
42 posted on 12/23/2010 5:58:17 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: bigheadfred
A scintillating carbon crystal surrounded by superfluous strata.

A diamond in the rough. And Merry Christmas to you too.

43 posted on 12/23/2010 5:59:23 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: Doomonyou
"But ugly goes clear to the bone."

How would you say that in keeping with the tone of this thread?

44 posted on 12/23/2010 6:02:47 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: OHelix

Music soothes the savage beast?


45 posted on 12/23/2010 6:04:05 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: SAJ

Go piss up a rope. :-)


46 posted on 12/23/2010 6:13:06 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: elcid1970

Go F yourself!


47 posted on 12/23/2010 6:14:50 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: bvw

Chinese fire drill?


48 posted on 12/23/2010 6:19:30 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: DejaJude; Doomonyou
"But ugly goes clear to the bone."

How would you say that in keeping with the tone of this thread?

Perhaps a visualization will give some inspiration...


49 posted on 12/23/2010 6:21:09 PM PST by bigheadfred (STAND IN THE CLOSET AND SCREAM WITH ME)
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To: DejaJude

“But ugly goes clear to the bone.”

Scrofulous predicates to the marrow.


50 posted on 12/23/2010 6:28:42 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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