Beautiful deck of cards. Sadly, only offered in reward for $100 worth of fonts, and while there are far, far worse things to spend $100 on, I am on a budget til my first payday because I bought a ticket to go here yesterday. 😀
Stolen (among other things in this post 😉 ) from a friend, in order to fluff up the content, but i’m sure sidesh0w’s already seen it <sigh>…
Deadly muse. (creamycreamycheesycheesy)
Also, here’s yesterday’s word-of-the-day, which was actually one I had not heard before:
Socratic irony (suh-KRAT-ic EYE-ruh-nee) noun
A profession of ignorance in a discussion in order to elicit clarity
on a topic and expose misconception held by another.
[After Greek philosopher Socrates (470?-399 BCE).]
Today’s word in Visual Thesaurus: Socratic irony (Check this out, it’s popped up here before, but it’s still cool…edit: the word itself doesn’t work, but you can try it with others, try throwing down that standby of sixth-grade “world’s ____-est” convo’s antidisestablishmentarianism.)
“John, who’d been sitting in a plastic waiting-room chair not saying
a word, looked up, shrugged his shoulders and replied with an air of
Socratic irony that he honestly didn’t understand.”
Tristan Egolf; Lord of the Barnyard; Grove Press; 2000.
“Indeed, from one point of view, Socratic irony seems analogous to
false speech, in the sense that it is not straightforward and
J. Peter Euben; Corrupting Youth; Princeton University Press; 1997.