Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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I will bear three girls all with strawberry curls, little Ella and Nelly and Faye...

I'm not sure why I found this so funny, but I really must post.

I was looking up a synonym for "sell short" because that sounds dumb in an analytical paper, and using the Mac "Dictionary" application (aka, the Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd edition), and stumbled upon this gem:

sell out, def. 2: they say he has sold out as an artist abandon one's principles, prostitute oneself, sell one's soul, betray one's ideals, be untrue to oneself; debase oneself, degrade oneself, demean oneself.

Ouch. I mean...prostitute oneself? Sell one's soul? That hurts.

In other news, I was going to use this short break between my classes to work more on my Rembrandt/Whistler paper, but I have a ridiculous headache and the computer screen is not helping. So methinks I shall lay down and close my eyes for a while, hopefully deter the throbbing in my brain so that I will be able to a) concentrate in Geography, and b) return home to finish up my paper without huge amounts of pain.

Tags: art, class, dictionary, paper, school, words

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