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September 21, 2006


Is "bitch slap" a defined term in Websters? I am only wondering if you can only apply the word when you are slapping someone who is acting like a bitch, which leads me to believe that you cannot "bitch slap" a male, atleast a straight male. Or does "bitch slap" mean when a women is bitchy and does the slapping, in which case your use of the word "bitch slap" is perfectly fine. This may be a question for William Safire's column "on Language" in the New York Times Sunday magazine

Ah, nice topic for dinnertime, husband.

According to urbandictionary.com, with an overwhelming 98 thumbs up,

To slap someone (particularly but not necessarily female) who is being rude or nasty, perhaps screaming a lot (i.e., being a bitch). The idea is to get them to calm down and behave. It doesn't necessarily mean you really hit the person; there is such a thing as a verbal bitchslap.

HIS idea? Oh, so the Wachowski brothers stole ideas for Matrix from your dad? How dare they!

I agree that knowledge does not equal intelligence. We would still need teachers or a solid family system to guide knowledge into the ability to make wise and healthy decisions.

Here's something I love to argue, especially because I (should) always win:
The improper daily usage of the word "osmosis."

"I learned it by osmosis."

No you didn't, you learned it by diffusion, unless whatever it is you learned was dissolved in water and you stuck your head in it. In which case you would probably have drowned and still not learned anything.

Which brings us back to the whole knowledge = intelligence thing. Does intelligence = wisdom?

Speaking of bitchslap (sorry I'm clogging up the comments box), my mother-in-law is visiting...
My Sam's organic coffee isn't good enough, so she bought Costco organic coffee.

My soy sauce isn't good enough, so she went and bought some random Costco soy sauce.

My gala apples aren't good enough, so she bought some at, you guessed it, Costco.

Again, I apologize. I deleted my blog so I needed to borrow yours for a minute.

The definition of Osmosis as defined by Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: os·mo·sis
Pronunciation: äz-'mO-s&s, äs-
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, short for endosmosis
1 : movement of a solvent (as water) through a semipermeable membrane (as of a living cell) into a solution of higher solute concentration that tends to equalize the concentrations of solute on the two sides of the membrane
2 : a process of absorption or diffusion suggestive of the flow of osmotic action; especially : a usually effortless often unconscious assimilation

As you can see their second definittion uses an example of "learning by osmosis"

It would have helped if i'd copied the whole definition - Kris you're not the only one taking up a lot of space!

2 : a process of absorption or diffusion suggestive of the flow of osmotic action; especially : a usually effortless often unconscious assimilation

aahh why is it not pasting right??

a usually effortless often unconscious assimilation -learned a number of languages by osmosis -- Roger Kimball>

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