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By Frederick Busch

With prepared ruminations that keep in mind the critics of yore--Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe--Busch, during this period of ethical indirection, calls on his enduring love of serious books to bare how the literature of the prior is the major to the long run.

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Alternatively, shit on wheels reflects an over-inflated opinion of oneself. (We, however, could in no way determine how one could deign this to be a self-compliment). p nt, re ageme spar ation, di ro Shit a brick technically means discharging a copious and compacted bowel movement, but colloquially it refers to accomplishing the impossible. Lastly, to be so angry as to perform said impossibility is engaging in a shit-fit (also known as pitching a bitch). Certainly there are Latin instructors standing by to assist us.

When last we checked, thou shalt not bear false witness against one’s neighbor was still the ninth commandment. So “I misspoke” won’t cut it with the keeper of the pearly gates. repro rium, rob opp st w Tuft Hunters and Suck-ups In English colleges such as Oxford, the aristocrats wore special tassels (tufts) on their mortarboard hats to denote their status. The more obsequious among the student body sought them out, ergo—tuft-hunters. To most, these truly annoying suck-ups are sycophants. If overtaken by an undeniable need to publicly decry this character flaw, one might whip out one’s French dictionary and sniff “leche-cul” (butt-kisser) right in the servile flatterer’s face.

Gk kraipale ] (1536) 1 : marked by intemperance esp. in eating or drinking 2 : sick from excessive indulgence in liquor If not behind the wheel, intemperance can be relatively benign. Indeed, a crying jag is embarrassing but hardly lethal. Be forewarned, even wearing beer goggles (optically impaired by drink) can get a limb chewed off (see coyote ugly). In one’s armor (fighting drunk) is the best way to get ass-whupped. We don’t even want to talk about the infamous brewer’s droop (also known as whiskey dick).

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