If words are mightier than the sword why are many of yours blunt?
A blunt knife can still kill
And it hurts more
Comment by John going gently — August 18, 2013 @ 18:14
True, John, true. It sure hurts more. Particularly when you are at the receiving end.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:39
WMDs don’t typically rely on the cutting edge.
Comment by Looney — August 18, 2013 @ 20:50
No, Looney, I suppose WMDs are not terribly interested in finer detail. This thought not be chiseled further.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:45
Blunt knives tend to slip. However, something about iron fists in velvet gloves comes to mind.
Comment by magpie11 — August 18, 2013 @ 21:19
Yes, Magpie, if you want to pull a punch, make an impact as it were. I myself prefer being incisive to a black eye.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:47
Ack, forget swords, pens and words… I choose death via a thousand paper cuts
Comment by Ms Quotes — August 18, 2013 @ 22:36
Dear Ms Quotes, and judging by your handy and crafty work you will have died a few of those already. Paper cuts. The thought alone giving me the shivers. As cuts go they are mean, nay, vindictive. Lingering.Took me half a life time to learn how to avoid them.
Good to see you.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:51
You could never accuse me of being blunt, terse, or pithy. Neither am I sharp, in that slice-you-to the-core kind of way. In a word, I wouldn’t make a very good sword, would I? See, it took me 9 words to say that!
Comment by Lorna's Voice — August 19, 2013 @ 15:48
Well, Lorna, you could have fooled me: Not “sharp in that-slice-you-to-the-core kind of way”? Maybe you aren’t in person. But on the page? The art of course, and it does take practice, to slice finely, very finely indeed.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:54
I hope I never made you bleed by anything I wrote. Cough up a lung from laughing…well, okay, but bleed, I shudder to think.
Comment by Lorna's Voice — August 20, 2013 @ 14:56
“Sticks & stones will break your bones, but words will never harm me.”
Comment by bikehikebabe — August 19, 2013 @ 18:27
I disagree, Cynthia. Bones will heal. Whilst a word might get stuck in your heart and soul like a spear with its head broken off, Fully lodged in.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:58
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
~Robert E. Howard
Adds new meaning to the saying, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Perhaps some folks are blunt because they don’t fear the wrath of a club…
Comment by Phil — August 19, 2013 @ 19:24
I do miss your blog phil
Comment by John going gently — August 19, 2013 @ 20:50
John, thank you for your kind words. I miss the writing, but I’ve been so damned busy with work and marrying off my oldest daughter, I barely have time to comment nowadays. Still, I couldn’t resist the temptation to put in a few quotes, given how much Ursula hates them, if only to stir her up a bit… (smilies omitted deliberately)
Comment by Phil — August 19, 2013 @ 21:29
I’ll deal with you later, Phil. First I need to see a woman about a fish.
Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:59
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