Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: QUIBBLE & more

My Word of the Day

QUIBBLE (QUI’BBLE) n.s.[from quidlibet, Latin.]A low conceit depending on the sound of words; a pun.

This may be of great use to immortalize puns and quibbles, and to let posterity see their forefathers were blockheads. Add.

Quirks or quibbles have no place in the search after truth. Watts.

Recent references to QUIBBLE on Twitter

@RitchCay The CGI for the transformation is actually pretty good. I’m impressed..my only quibble is Victor is fully clothed😌😆#VMAngMjoLnir

@jhcopp @TomGMS @propdiddy @LarryGoosetrain @stevielark You’re not wrong, but it’s in my nature to quibble.

@teacheconomics @mikegalsworthy My only quibble with your post is that BORIS IS NOT HIS FUCKING NAME. His “hail fellow, well met” p… https://t.co/ic2BSu8ZpW

@RebeccaRukeyser @elnathan_john I got mine last week! (As a trapeze artist, but one can’t quibble too much.)

@JulieErick3 @wyadvd @Botanygeek Are you arguing that high infant mortality is ok?

If not I think we’ll just appreciate modern… https://t.co/y0cy5n7hOt

@MikeOtsuka 👆A minor quibble. In addition to a different morality forecast, the other factor wasn’t moving to a different bond… https://t.co/nez5fXJV9m

@CasparSalmon @GuyLodge Yeah, really enjoyed getting to grips with it! I think it’s still a little hidebound by its scope, if I h… https://t.co/mEw18NgYGS

@richardm400 @sidrosenberg @Scaramucci A good leader doesn’t have to respond to everyone that doesn’t like or disagree with him. He doesn’t quibble.

@JuniorMinton @Kokilaloki @emilyjanelawler @Sekhmara @womanINtransit I was tabling right by the entrance, the people doing check-… https://t.co/DpzZniz7F8

@getfreemazes not gonna #quibble https://t.co/FKfXUQqg7l

@davidi_williams @JonahNRO My main quibble would be that there is a difference between “academic jargon” and “academics redefining w… https://t.co/u2UpxEQXdR

@Specsavers @miss_jwo Hi Jenny. Specsavers offers a three month no quibble no fuss guarantee after that there is a charge for repairs or replacements.

@jurassic_snark_ @RideTheTiger1 @Friskyfridge Right, so to recap: it’s much more important that we quibble over precisely which name… https://t.co/2oDzyNRqtb

@DavidBeckler1 @_MarwanMuhammad @MailOnline @StopFundingHate Great takedown. My only quibble is you list ‘mistakes’ when they are… https://t.co/O2YMonmu68

@MasterOfPeace8 * I most HUMBLY apologize for my PREVIOUS typo ERROR… for, it seems, that I introduced a SINGLE quotation mark, Y… https://t.co/J5RMULjDbG

@DHoffmeester The audacity of men to quibble about semantics when we’re busy discussing rape, VAW, misogyny & systemic oppression… https://t.co/DdTARxA7NU

@MikeOtsuka Quibble: It’s not clear to me that the Regulator is insisting that an interim arrangement be based on the November… https://t.co/8cu6knDUlR

@MikeOtsuka 2nd quibble re ‘Of the possible interim arrangements – any of which would have to be based on the November valuatio… https://t.co/hyULDgWsgC

@MikeOtsuka Quibble: In the absence of action by JNC following the report of the Joint Expert Panel, benefits will remain COMPL… https://t.co/M6v6zL5VOA

@MikeOtsuka 1st quibble re ‘besides the removal of the 1% employer “Match” into the Defined Contribution Investment Builder, be… https://t.co/UjRrTiozF8

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@ArminRosen Also the novel’s epigraph (from Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson) has really gotten hopelessly stuck in my head… https://t.co/ozEqzLwwlf

@TerrificJewelr 1831 5vols Samuel JOHNSON James BOSWELL Hebrides https://t.co/gYAWns4RpZ https://t.co/qLuI4gjPMK

@AccidentLwysOH 1888 10vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell https://t.co/zY4v5UlJBy https://t.co/OrQgGw8JiH

@StunnningJewel 1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier https://t.co/flHJqcjv8P https://t.co/5YjBnrzjeK

@DailyMed44 1872 5 Vols Life of Samuel JOHNSON by James BOSWELL https://t.co/UFNExlnV6H

@BestMusicB 1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier https://t.co/zZyGAWrZ2H https://t.co/llqGe8yDWY

@Featheread Samuel Johnson — Composition is for the most part an effort of . . .

| #writingtips #writing #amwriting… https://t.co/sPdSNKhh65

@SaraGreen77 “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ” ― Samuel Johnson

@ChickenSoupSoul "Clear your mind of ‘can’t.’" ~Samuel Johnson https://t.co/YtFYr0M6Ly

@quotes4writers Samuel Johnson — Composition is for the most part an effort of . . .

| #writingtips #writing #amwriting #quotes https://t.co/TKu0MMBivd

@CricCrazyJohns Jamaica : Andre McCarthy, Andre Russell, Miller, Elmore Hutchinson, Glenn Phillips, Imad Wasim, Johnson Charles, Ke… https://t.co/t1oOuMEl9h

@JusReggieNoBush Our aspirations are our possibilities. – Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He’ll beat you all at piety. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

@ricsl1600 Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

@ricsl1600 Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

@ricsl1600 He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

@GoAbroad In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. ~ Samuel Johnson

@markjonesjr "People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed" (Samuel Johnson).

@ricsl1600 Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

@ricsl1600 "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBHypeSaTibay #VMAngMjoLnir

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