Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SUPERFLUOUS & more

My Word of the Day

SUPERFLUOUS (SUPE’RFLUOUS) adj.[super and fluo, Lat. superflu, Fr.]Exuberant; more than enough; unnecessary; offensive by being more than sufficient.

I think it superfluous to use any words of a subject so praised in itself as it needs no praises. Sidney.

When a thing ceaseth to be available unto the end which gave it being, the continuance of it must then appear superfluous. Hooker.

Our superfluous lacqueys and our peasants, Who in unnecessary action swarm About our squares of battle. Shakespeare’s Henry V.

A proper title of a peace, and purchas’d At a superfluous rate. Shakespeare.

As touching the ministring to the saints, it is superfluous to write. Bible2 Cor.ix. i.

Horace will our superfluous branches prune, Give us new rules, and set our harp in tune. Roscommon.

If ye know, Why ask ye, and superfluous begin Your message, like to end as much in vain. Milton.

Recent references to SUPERFLUOUS on Twitter

@scottberry912 @TalksAnne @PrisonPlanet See, you tried squirming about, but again, it doesn’t stop the fact that alcohol consumpti… https://t.co/FQNzKjzBd2

@Charlesfox1054 @poconomtn @dbongino Football is about paying the biggest baddest thugs to duke it out, and watching it. Would be d… https://t.co/lid7FHSyXv

@JerikoGenie The best I’ve read in ages. Raw, poetic prose with not a superfluous metaphor or description of furniture in sight.… https://t.co/CJ9ytatpK8

@JTumwesigye My thoughts exactly. How is academic research meant to shape public policy if it is shrouded in superfluous jargon? https://t.co/BNNsFsBCZC

@90MC_Wrestling Now THAT was a great match! Well paced, no superfluous 20m floor brawling, no six false finishes with the same “fin… https://t.co/dFTzKcKfNb

@Eofthewest The opening is also one of the most effective in comics. It manages to give a character a complete story arc and be… https://t.co/btQLQwyXw4

@WS_Dude Yes. Aadhaar also makes more stark, the realization that democracy and it’s underlying promise of a rule of law are… https://t.co/TA93iIC6ZB

@1Anson1 @cspanwj @thomasjwood @OhioState "It will not be superfluous to remind my brothers in the episcopacy of an affirmat… https://t.co/1oNDiYu3Zw

@Karin_Ladwig @realDonaldTrump @MariaBartiromo @realDonaldTrump The last word is not spoken yet. The tweet is superfluous like y… https://t.co/U5dhRIMBFu

@FightRooskies The tapes seem superfluous to me. There aren’t really people who doubt Trump is a racist, are there? https://t.co/IfdvzcgFn3

@HumphreyBohun Question seems entirely superfluous at this point tbqh. https://t.co/Xgo4HwTIXk

@NewportAcademy “Joy isn’t some superfluous extra. It’s directly connected to our fundamental instinct for survival. On the most ba… https://t.co/7iDLZU3Lsr

@registrarism Hard to argue and have to say I think the title and arrow were therefore superfluous https://t.co/4UEu3fcPhV

@devine_mb How can you not love a brew called Superfluous Nomenclature? https://t.co/Pl8IraGjll

@DSutton1986 @beccadaun In this case, physicians and nurses can combine directly with cannabis producers for closer feedback loo… https://t.co/Y7sQcoARVc

@pmcppmcp If you complain to women they’ll just use it against u unless ur family or something. They’ll never help, they’ll j… https://t.co/dxM1ftivmK

@ONECATSHORTOFCR @lenirtpls @TravisRuger @LolaMotz Obtuse and off the point. We let party members vote b/c we care about who they wa… https://t.co/iFGfEM0JvT

@0207DaSha @everlife_ai @michiel_mulders Everything is clear, nothing superfluous

@ScarpazzaV Who wrote this, certainly not a professional journalist. The words “because” and “but” are superfluous https://t.co/F33tKCF92B

@BeevaloB @iowahawkblog There seems to be a lot of superfluous anger out there.

I wonder what is really bothering @AlexanderKoru?

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@joeMN1858 @BillKristol Love the Samuel Johnson homage…!

@PaulTomBlog #quote “Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.” Samuel… https://t.co/LJsgpB6ksR

@PeterKirstein @realDonaldTrump Your majesty: we don’t suspend people or constrict speech based on your definition of patriotism.… https://t.co/SSsfYrq00t

@AsaDeMatteo @realDonaldTrump Patriotism: The last refuge of a scoundrel. ~~Samuel Johnson, the first formal lexicographer of modern English.

@DenisGRANT7 @mmpadellan @realDonaldTrump If you don’t mind a view from over the pond. As Samuel Johnson once said patriotism is… https://t.co/ewBwf9F0wp

@GreatBabyItem 1825 6vols The Works of Samuel Johnson With Murphy’s Essay Robert Lynam Edition https://t.co/k9S4Qo9umR https://t.co/tqdXbjGsIx

@RaspiArduino When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. — Samuel Johnson

@australian77 1825 11vol The Works of Samuel Johnson Oxford English Classics Lives of Poets https://t.co/N1Pehpp7k2 https://t.co/6SvawgjvJJ

@crobo @realDonaldTrump “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel” – Samuel Johnson.

@AilleneAlbert Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. – Samuel Johnson


@emeraldrkesuma "Language is the dress of thought." (Samuel Johnson) ✿⊰✧♡✧⊱✿ #quote #twittbot

@mrlantern "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life" – Samuel Johnson #buckinghampalace https://t.co/GOGgoUQZ9C

@BeauJest1 @Jim_Jordan @jack "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous an… https://t.co/MLySG49kzR

@eebart1 @ChangeNow86 @ChaseM15 @IamAmazingLucas @KamalaHarris In April 1775 Samuel Johnson said: “Patriotism is the last r… https://t.co/JsCRaZYUh3

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBContentedHearts #VMHammerman @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @ALDUBThess16 @sherrypie18… https://t.co/gCL0yYNiO1

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBContentedHearts #VMHammerman @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @ALDUBThess16 @sherrypie18… https://t.co/Bb02tM0Ol5

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBContentedHearts #VMHammerman @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @ALDUBThess16 @sherrypie18… https://t.co/xlGYNSnGIg

@MrSandwichful Dwayne Johnson is replacing Samuel L. Jackson by being in every film. He needs to chill

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBContentedHearts #VMHammerman @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @ALDUBThess16 @sherrypie18… https://t.co/JLStIlggNN

@wearehipchips "Sir, when a man is tired of #London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." – Samu… https://t.co/nm00Hm2VB0

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