Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SUPERFLUOUSNESS & c.

 

 

My Word of the Day

SUPERFLUOUSNESS (SUPE’RFLUOUSNESS) n.s.[from superfluous.]The state of being superfluous.

Recent references to SUPERFLUOUSNESS on Twitter

@nkraus23 @joshuaseawell But I absolutely see the inherent priviliege of my ability to make jokes that stem from my perceived… https://t.co/V9Ai9iH8Se

@jmichaelseyfert Arguably the most nugatory #Jerusalem museum in the history of unavailing superfluousness. I’ll bet you a fist full… https://t.co/SNAN9mOgjN

@WizardBrandi The superfluousness of me. I have a near eidetic memory… but only for stupid stuff. What do you call that? Oh yeah… idiot savant.

@richpaige #mise18 Observations: don’t need a large seed training set to get active learning producing useful results. Recomme… https://t.co/U6RkXKHzAa

@richpaige Not achieving the right level of detail is another explanation for superfluousness. #mise18

@richpaige #mise18 Reasons for superfluousness: the fact that TCP/IP and SNMP are both protocols, but there’s little value to… https://t.co/FqIuKbQ7Ze

@joewilltapper Superfluousness an ironic Haiku by Joe Tapper

Haikus are too short My pleonastic nature… https://t.co/vWMlJpIvyM

@TotterdownAndy @DavidGSmith18 @BBCVishalaSP @netflix @BBCWorld @BBCBusiness @SallyBundockBBC I’m a big fan of superfluousness.

@good_passwords inarticulately ethoses superfluousness supportable

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Shearnerve @realDonaldTrump During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk. Fred Allen

@ricsl1600 “Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.” – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary

@ConsortiumBooks Way to make a first impression, #indiesintroduce picks POSO WELLS and SAMUEL JOHNSON’S ETERNAL RETURN! Don’t forget… https://t.co/zSsizCHc7F

@AstonishingCar 1785 The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson James Boswell 1st https://t.co/uTIyigWZzr https://t.co/1ANHkbkUC4

@xuchimprz “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. Samuel Johnson

@haja36510138 Hope is necessary in every condition. – Samuel Johnson

@ilbevaio There is indeed scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the #happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself a… https://t.co/5onNZyu13S

@coolspaniel Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 “There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity” – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary

@CMURDER26 I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Samuel Johnson’s use of poetry to diss his contemporaries. Literally the first r… https://t.co/PgCffbByRD

@Cent_Excellence Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it. – Samuel Johnson

@beautyeyelashs Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

@DrLenaG So, I am going to bring a few colleagues to the Diversity CRNA Info Session & Airway Sim Lab at Samuel Merritt Univ… https://t.co/wC5bMHombI

@staysit “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. When a man is tired of London, he… https://t.co/9X9N1v43Gf

@ElDudeBroPod @hearmeplaypiano is off on a day out with the kids to the museums this #LondonHistoryDay. No finer city in the worl… https://t.co/57tJbx94az

@UnluckiestDater I think I’m going to have to stop here, because I have a job! But I’ll leave you with this lovely quote from Samuel… https://t.co/WSjsJC4wuv

@guowengui360 @kuriko_c “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson, 1775

@Roy_Wallen Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

@TheSoloTripper “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them… https://t.co/gzERHqUMJR

@BreffniHugh There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.… https://t.co/xehnRw6IrW

 

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