Bitch on the Blog

August 18, 2013

Sharp

Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 16:37
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If words are mightier than the sword why are many of yours blunt?

U

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17 Comments »

  1. A blunt knife can still kill
    And it hurts more

    Comment by John going gently — August 18, 2013 @ 18:14 | Reply

    • True, John, true. It sure hurts more. Particularly when you are at the receiving end.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:39 | Reply

  2. WMDs don’t typically rely on the cutting edge.

    Comment by Looney — August 18, 2013 @ 20:50 | Reply

    • No, Looney, I suppose WMDs are not terribly interested in finer detail. This thought not be chiseled further.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:45 | Reply

  3. Blunt knives tend to slip. However, something about iron fists in velvet gloves comes to mind.

    Comment by magpie11 — August 18, 2013 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Yes, Magpie, if you want to pull a punch, make an impact as it were. I myself prefer being incisive to a black eye.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:47 | Reply

  4. Ack, forget swords, pens and words… I choose death via a thousand paper cuts šŸ™‚
    Qx

    Comment by Ms Quotes — August 18, 2013 @ 22:36 | Reply

    • 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.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:51 | Reply

  5. 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! šŸ˜‰

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — August 19, 2013 @ 15:48 | Reply

    • 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.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:54 | Reply

      • 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 | Reply

  6. “Sticks & stones will break your bones, but words will never harm me.”

    Comment by bikehikebabe — August 19, 2013 @ 18:27 | Reply

    • 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.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:58 | Reply

  7. ā€œCivilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.ā€
    ~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 | Reply

    • I do miss your blog phil

      Comment by John going gently — August 19, 2013 @ 20:50 | Reply

      • 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 | Reply

        • I’ll deal with you later, Phil. First I need to see a woman about a fish.

          U

          Comment by bitchontheblog — August 20, 2013 @ 08:59 | Reply


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