Sunday, October 23, 2011

In A Gaddafi Da Vida

A clerihew on the demise of a dictator. Ahem.

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Was not much of a laugh; e-
ven so, Libyan men are all
Relieved he never made General.


  1. I am here
    like a bump on a log
    to avoid reading Sapir
    by using your blog.

  2. Well, if it's any help, I think the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is best summed up in a quote from Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "The best way not to be unhappy is not to have a word for it."

  3. Yes indeed. Except if you're German, as they do composite words to fill in those gaps--giving us my favorite word: Schadenfreude.