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

 

Samuel Johnson Bot Post of the Day

 

 

My Word of the Day

To TENT (TENT) v.a. To search as with a medical tent.

I’ll tent him to the quick; if he but blench, I know my course. Shakesp. Hamlet.

I have some wounds upon me, and they smart. —— Well might they fester ’gainst ingratitude, And tent themselves with death. Shakesp. Coriolanus.

Some surgeons, possibly against their own judgments, keep wounds tented, often to the ruin of their patient. Wiseman.

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

 

Samuel Johnson Bot Post of the Day

 

Channeling #NeverTrump with subtweet on TO PRESERVE…

My Word of the Day

To PRESERVE (PRESE’RVE) v.a.[præservo, low Latin; preserver, Fr.]1. To save; to defend from destruction or any evil; to keep.

The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. Bible2 Tim.iv. 18.

God sent me to preserve you a posterity, and save your lives. Bible Gen.xlv. 7.

She shall lead me soberly in my doings, and preserve me in her power. Bible Wisdomix. II.

He did too frequently gratify their unjustifiable designs, a guilt all men, who are obnoxious, are liable to, and can hardly preserve themselves from. Clarendon.

We can preserve unhurt our minds. Milton.

To be indifferent, which of two opinions is true, is the right temper of the mind, that preserves it from being imposed on, till it has done its best to find the truth. Locke.

Every petty prince in Germany must be intreated to preserve the queen of Great Britain upon her throne. Swift.2. To season fruits and other vegetables with sugar and in other proper pickles: as, to preserve plumbs, walnuts, and cucumbers.Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@InspiredMinds77 Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson

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

@KingTekkers Samuel Johnson – “Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly… https://t.co/9GtBbm9ecj

@Entreprreneur “Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Dr. Samuel Johnson”

@markhaber713 @Coffee_House_ @gabehabash @ABAbook Finished Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return last night. It’s a beautiful & phenome… https://t.co/lxvbujiFcy

@chickhuber so, 85% of clicks? it’s not PPC, but product listing, nowadays. join #cbuswaw as samuel johnson gives us the skinn… https://t.co/mhBYRcpolt

@hildyjohns “No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men: but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” ― Samu… https://t.co/AJ2w1bHvvv

@RSPCHCO Good reminder from the great Samuel Johnson on what a patriot is and is not https://t.co/oMdfUve3YM

@Celaasi “Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly d… https://t.co/ToOnoQZyDP

@photosbyTMcneil There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. ~Samuel Johnson

@iHustleDailyHD Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson #quote

@charityisms101 “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 It is better to live rich than to die rich. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary

@NigelPatrickUK Re the Brexit vote: ‘ Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’ [Samuel Johnson,1775] – useful, as I was look… https://t.co/vAwynRYxb6

@DakinJohn @munnwez @cafc_football @Channel4 When Nelson wrote his letter of 1805, people had been campaigning against slavery… https://t.co/NyQhwnAEiV

@JustFlandre Is Dwayne Johnson the new Samuel L. Jackson or something cause I swear this fucker is in every movie recently

@AshleyNelsonOSU “when a (wo)man is tired of London, (s)he is tired of life” – samuel johnson https://t.co/Dm08ov5KdB

@iam_ginghs @Mye_Pixie @ALDubFTnQT @fthotladies @Arwen_Elfin @wengcookie @Salvesayson @ricsl1600 @montenegro_emil @ALDub_RTeam… https://t.co/xlP8l5CM5f

@iam_ginghs @Mye_Pixie @ALDubFTnQT @fthotladies @Arwen_Elfin @wengcookie @Salvesayson @ricsl1600 @montenegro_emil @ALDub_RTeam… https://t.co/GyFPNSQtTg

@ReneaCollick Samuel Johnson~ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

 

Samuel Johnson WOTD PAUCILOQUY









PAUCILOQUY (PAU’CILOQUY) n.s.[pauciloquium, Lat.] Sparing and rare speech. Dict.

Recent references on Twitter

@ReneaCollick Samuel Johnson~ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

@normanbluecoll1 Samuel Johnson was a Tory, when he attacked patriotism he was referring to the Americans demanding independence and… https://t.co/VWluf9JZph

@ppockras @ChortlesWeakly Hmm. Should be "Froot Groop". Why yield to societal orthographic norms? Why be bound to elitist Samuel Johnson?

@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@scottjbuxton @davidfrum Stand out head-clearing quote of Samuel Johnson’s jeer at the American colonists: “How is that we hear t… https://t.co/DzRbZ2MOPL

@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

@DrRamPeddada Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o… https://t.co/MtgCs8PdBO

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

@QuotesInternet This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

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

@ykomska “For better or worse they are now a part of this copy of Johnson’s most enduring work […], people will be remarki… https://t.co/85rg8kFzBI

@MetheAntivist “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.”

― Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

@LiveLetBuy “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of Lo… https://t.co/UmMmzWG6XW

Samuel Johnson WOTD PORPHYRE









PORPHYRE (PORPHYRE) PORPHYRY (PO’RPHYRY) n.s.[Gr.poqutqa; porphyrites, Lat. porphyre, Fr.] Marble of a particular kind.

I like best the porphyry, white or green marble, with a mullar or upper stone of the same. Peacham on Drawing.

Consider the red and white colours in porphyre; hinder light but from striking on it, its colours vanish, and produce no such ideas in us; but upon the return of light, it produces these appearances again. Locke.

Recent references on Twitter

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@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD SPARKFUL https://t.co/i6SZNkurMm

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD POACHY https://t.co/UNdTKxfhkN

@ReneaCollick Samuel Johnson~ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

@normanbluecoll1 Samuel Johnson was a Tory, when he attacked patriotism he was referring to the Americans demanding independence and… https://t.co/VWluf9JZph

@ppockras @ChortlesWeakly Hmm. Should be "Froot Groop". Why yield to societal orthographic norms? Why be bound to elitist Samuel Johnson?

@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@scottjbuxton @davidfrum Stand out head-clearing quote of Samuel Johnson’s jeer at the American colonists: “How is that we hear t… https://t.co/DzRbZ2MOPL

@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

@DrRamPeddada Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD To https://t.co/AeiHq6STlc

@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o… https://t.co/MtgCs8PdBO

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

Samuel Johnson WOTD UNCOMPLAISANT

 

 

UNCOMPLAISANT (UNCOMPLAISA’NT) adj. Not civil; not obliging.

A natural roughness makes a man uncomplaisant to others, so that he has no deference for their inclinations. Locke.

Recent references on Twitter

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD To https://t.co/Gcwqd5fnv2

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD SPARKFUL https://t.co/i6SZNkurMm

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD POACHY https://t.co/UNdTKxfhkN

@ReneaCollick Samuel Johnson~ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

@normanbluecoll1 Samuel Johnson was a Tory, when he attacked patriotism he was referring to the Americans demanding independence and… https://t.co/VWluf9JZph

@ppockras @ChortlesWeakly Hmm. Should be “Froot Groop”. Why yield to societal orthographic norms? Why be bound to elitist Samuel Johnson?

@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@scottjbuxton @davidfrum Stand out head-clearing quote of Samuel Johnson’s jeer at the American colonists: “How is that we hear t… https://t.co/DzRbZ2MOPL

@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

@DrRamPeddada Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

@fredzannarbor Samuel Johnson WOTD To https://t.co/AeiHq6STlc

@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o… https://t.co/MtgCs8PdBO

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

@QuotesInternet This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

 

Samuel Johnson WOTD is LAMENT









To LAMENT (LAMENT) v.n.[lamentor, Latin; lamenter, French.]To mourn; to wail; to grieve; to express sorrow.

The night has been unruly where we lay;And chimneys were blown down: and, as they say, Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death. Shak.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice. Bible John.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing-men and women spake of Josiah in their lamentations. Bible2 Chron.

In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee. Bible Ezek.xxvii. 32.

Far less I now lament for one whole world Of wicked sons destroy’d, than I rejoice For one man found so perfect and so just, That God vouchsafes to raise another world From him. Milton’s Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 874.