Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SLOPE & more

My Word of the Day

To SLOPE (SLOPE) v.a.[from the adjective.]To form to obliquity or declivity; to direct obliquely.

Though bladed corn be lodg’d, and trees blown down, Though palaces and pyramids do slope Their heads to their foundations. Shakesp. Macbeth.

On each hand the flames Driv’n backward slope their pointing spires, and rowl’d In billows, leave i’ th’ midst a horrid vale. Milt. Par. Lost.

The star, that rose at evening bright, Toward heav’n’s descent had slop’d his westering wheel. Milt.

All night I slept, oblivious of my pain;Aurora dawn’d, and Phœbus shin’d in vain:Nor ’till oblique he slop’d his evening ray, Had Somnus dry’d the balmy dews away. Pope’s Odyssey.

Recent references to SLOPE on Twitter

@Gimulnautti Allowing people’s #privacy to be violated in the name of creating better softwaren is a slippery slope https://t.co/UCWXHg76Dv

@paddys13th Best wishes to tipperarygaa U21s today In the @munstergaa #munsteru21final V Cork . From us all here @paddys13th an… https://t.co/Kz7t0LMpDg

@__RoseRed As a child, I’d most likely try to run down the slope . After realizing it was flat, I’d probably imagine I was doi… https://t.co/CbbYCFNSr4

@BronzeAgeTeuton Remember, the slippery slope argument is never wrong. https://t.co/SLfFKA5laQ

@VickyCBooks @TheresaJSnyder @Bibliophile012 Oooh ok let me check out The Slope & Trail Rules as well as Summer of Supernovas (I… https://t.co/2AVr6MGYZJ

@scuttlebug_bot and this portion depends on the slope of the ground

@LaurasLaineinc Slope High-heel Wedge $47.00 ➤ https://t.co/YhkLl9l2Sn https://t.co/AFL2ZvV2UQ

@RayTski @GeolibGeorge @LiberalPenguin @NightmareFuelNF You make it sound like a slippery slope, where it clearly hinges on… https://t.co/L97o5iHsBJ

@krakenwithaplan people always go to the slippery slope defense when we’re trying to prevent neo-nazis from mobilizing ("where do we… https://t.co/3ghNoEvhTL

@HiWireBrewing 🇺🇸 Happy Fourth Of July everyone!! Both of our taprooms are open. The South Slope location opens early at 1pm. Have… https://t.co/PilV7eD8QW

@TODDCastPodcast 2nd best thing about #HumpDay? The downhill slope to the weekend.

The best thing? Bottomless @MilanoRoasters… https://t.co/ganZcyRNDy

@JeffLee2020 US Treasury Slope Flattens To 30 BPS (Break On Through To Inversion) https://t.co/o0djCUkm6e via @wordpressdotcom

@BrooklynXRental For rent in Brooklyn:

Modern and Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment w/ Private Laundry in Prime Park Slope for $3150!

M… https://t.co/3nXBgfgYOw

@drkencham @Marcotti I’ve always found the language thing to be a slippery slope.

@larissalusk I just saw a gif that said, "They put kids in cages. Who’s next?" and I guess my feeling about that is, "Does it re… https://t.co/1g2IvGNtPV

@snowflexworld Or you could just visit your local Snowflex slope instead 🙂

https://t.co/hFtVR6gHaW

https://t.co/JAlKgsnnja… https://t.co/TuC3g4z2GU

@decreased @lancewallnau A little bit further down the slippery slope… until people don’t know who they are and don’t want t… https://t.co/g8PCEkzpHE

@RiveraSunAuthor "Despair is a treacherous slope, muddy and slick, pocketed with hidden cliffs.~from #RootsOfResistance, a book of l… https://t.co/Ags0o6tT2m

@TommyLeeAllman @melisheath @GOP Not to be offensive, but for 37 years the @GOP has been lying and gaslighting the people of the US… https://t.co/khew5mUcdz

@MartinRJay @M_Haimour Ok, i take your view. Im prepared to admit that maybe we shouldn’t use twitter to generalise against peo… https://t.co/UVUFk6VLUR

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@nicholassavage @KatzOnEarth Samuel Johnson also said “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

@lifentruth Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. – Dr. Samuel Johnson

@famousquotenet Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. – Dr. Samuel Johnson

@RossanaIgartua Samuel Johnson~ Men are wise in proportion not to their experience but to their capacity for experience.

@ProfSaiz @realDonaldTrump “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”—Samuel Johnson

@DavidBrown1964 @neilhimself Good to see the Samuel Johnson quotation mentioned. I immediately thought of that as soon as I read the re-tweet.

@EpicureanDeal “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson. Counterpoint: https://t.co/JjNZwzaqcH

@christopherburd @sentantiq As Samuel Johnson put it, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"

@eBayUK_news Menswear brand #Luke1977 has grown sales on eBay by 700% since 2012 – and founder Samuel Johnson says online market… https://t.co/bVl9EhneCl

@warsonapoleon "Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life." – Samuel Johnson

@kamcpherson1 @HuntsmanAbby @foxandfriends I don’t know. As Samuel Johnson said, patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Wh… https://t.co/BnAHukxx6L

@Messenger_Augur @MrsMessiness @johnpavlovitz Or we could quote them Dr Samuel Johnson; but as w Latin, they would not understand. W… https://t.co/T5s9PYnY6m

@GeliHitler "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson

@ImmanuelOlomu Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged…. Samuel Johnson.

@DonnyPugnacious @realDonaldTrump “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scroundrel” said Samuel Johnson. You who don’t know the word… https://t.co/GF05loKu4m

@AllGlocal Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson #quote https://t.co/1tLOmjsHXR

@kane1944 "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" : Samuel Johnson 1775, and still as true today. https://t.co/UwwZ6YN9ba

@Soulecting Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson #quotes

@CHepworthAuthor "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." ~ Samuel Johnson

@da_Rock777 Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.- Samuel Johnson #SPDQ #Attempt #Objections #Overcome

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