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#4982 Cock Tales and Feathers

Posted by BetsyGritt on 31 March 2016 - 01:04 PM

In 1779 a woman by the name of Betsy Flanagan owned a tavern near Yorktown, New York. Men from Washington's army used to hang out at this establishment to relax their worries and energize themselves with concoctions of alcohol known as bracers. Many of the officers used to tease old Betsy about the chickens that one of her close neighbors. Seems the neighbor was a Tory. Well, one day she decided to make them all eat their words.
 
Back in those days, no true patriot would buy anything from a Tory. It just wasn't done. Political correctness and all. So, Betsy arranged a wonderful chicken dinner for them. When they finished feasting on the delicious birds they continued their celebrations at the bar with more bracers. To their merriment they found each bottle or 'bracer' festooned with a cock's tail from the Tory chicken farmers coop. They laughed and laughed and a toast was called for and one of the men (I think he was French) exclaimed:
 
"Vive le cock tail"
 
Betsy was a popular gal it seems. Since that day forward all of Betsy's concoctions were known as cocktails, a name that we still use today to describe the inebriating drinks we so love to imbibe from time to time.
 
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#3705 Dante's Divine Internet

Posted by Ludikrus on 01 January 2016 - 06:33 PM

Thought ya'll might like to travel the travails of comedy divine...

 

http://forum.chicken...comedy-inferno/

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Wrestling with the inner/outer self.

Value of the guide becomes irrelevant in the end.

Decisions of the self increase....
Chiasmic Triple tercet of tactics.

Plus random structures of context and images.

Song sssStructure:  ABA BCB CDC DED CDC BCB ABA

Rhyme and reason; rejection is hell.
Blaming Everyone, but yourself.
It gets better, once you get rolling...
Try not to assume so much along the way.

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#9895 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 02 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

How can I make a thread of this nature without including metaphors?
 
Metaphors are one of the most common types of speech. They add a sort of definition and color because they describe a comparison between two things that are most often apart except for a common characteristic that can link the two together. A noun or a verb can be described as something different. 
 
An example comparing a chef to a writer. Learning to write can be visualized with cooking skills. One must learn to bake, roast, chop, and cut. Including all the little things that go with it through practice and experience. They're great for sharpening the imagination and to give further understanding in communicating ideas 
 
Metaphors are different from similes in that they don't use terms like "like" or "as" to compare two things. Metaphors make hidden comparisons. Portraying one thing as being something else but not that something else. There is an implied implicit meaning.
 
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:chuckle:
 
 

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#9850 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 31 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

Doppelgangers really add spice to some of the best stories out there.
 
They can show different aspects inside the nature of an individual character. 
 
The Picture of Dorian Grey shows this very clearly:
 
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Then there also is the relationship aspect involved. 
 
As shown in Lukes conflict and fear of becoming his father:
 
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#9848 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 31 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Ever hear of a Doppelganger? These are characters created in literature that define a mirror image within a principal persona. A common definition usually references a look-alike type of personality. Traditionally, doppelgangers are the evil aspect inserting wicked ideas into the head of it's counterpart. They're used to show other parts of a character study to create a conflict within a story and to show the darker more objectionable sides inside a protagonists mind and heart. Showing the possible dark side as well as the light...
 
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#9708 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 23 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

Allegory is a wonderful way to tell a story. They're used for stories that teach ideas and principles. Usually with a moral outlook. Allegory is often confused with symbolism. Allegory includes actions and characters to stand in for ideas. Symbols don't tell a story. An example would be Plato's cave story: it tells how some people stand in ignorant chains and others see the light. Allegory allows people to express layers of meaning within there own stories. 
 
A literary example of allegory would be "Animal Farm", by George Orwell. 
 
“All animals are equal but a few are more equal than others.”
 
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#9704 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Ludikrus on 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

:Grin9:

 

 

I like Homophones. These are words with different spellings and meanings but sound the same. Like 'soul' and 'sole'.

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They're different from Homographs: which are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Like 'spring' which means 'to jump' or a season

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:chuckle:

 

Then we get to Oronyms, which is apparently a word invented by Gyles Brandreth, and quite frankly I wouldn’t put it past him. An Oronym is a sequence of words that sound the same as another, with endless comic possibilities. The brain hears speech not as individual words but as an overall flow which it has to try to interpret, and what with accents and mispronunciation and slang, it’s hardly surprising that occasionally we get it wrong.

“The stuffy nose can lead to problems.”

“The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”

Actually, by far the best example I can give of Oronyms at work is the Four Candles sketch by the Two Ronnies.

http://www.murderati...nd-mondegreens/



https://youtu.be/OCbvCRkl_4U

 


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#4795 Charms for inspiration...

Posted by Forster Woods on 13 March 2016 - 04:53 PM

I found a great thread from another site. It offers an artistic approach at creating 'enchantments'.  Whether by words and phrases, images, and sound. An inspirational approach that may help others transform their own personal relationships into something more positive.

 

An Art form of great Quality

Choose to click or not click!

That is the question.... :chicken4:

http://the-fringe.co..._of_enchantment

I'll offer a bit here on Chickensomething of what I added on this interesting thread. It dovetails into something I've been thinking about for some time...

Regarding the enchantments created by the medium in which I call like to call 'The Flickers'. An old term. A 'magic' word used by people long since dead when Magic lanterns became something more....

I'll try to get to more on magic words at the end of this post.

The problems and dangers of time travel. Sometimes, it's real hard getting back to the future. Ah well, I guess that's just the pro's and con's of hitch hiking. The guide on the galaxy is pretty good for that. All this led to a bit of visual psychology. You know, the hypnotism of the flickers. Symbolism of imagery combined with sounds and music. Looking at iconography and how it can be used for enchantments. Showing major contentions in the psychological injections of ideas and fantasies into our minds and ultimately our human spirit. These injections include both positive and negative stimulus.

Which ingredients for enchantments are the best kind? We could use humor as an example. Divide it in two. One side comedy, the other satire. Comedy is positive. Satire is negative.

Visuals in black and white. Silent film era...Positive and negative flickers of thought! Yeah, I know these are old flickers of enchantment, but, I think they're pretty good. Those old enchanters really knew what they were doin.

Harold Lloyd - Satire

His films seem to mock the human condition and enjoy doing it. Extreme situations of danger and personal catastrophe . Master at editing and clever camera work. Willing to do own stunts at great hazard.

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Charlie Chaplin - Comedy

Comedy with etiquette and finesse. Positive in a world of suffering. The tramp should never talk. He says enough by his genius at silent lucid gesture.

Can this be a magical word of enchantment?

In those days your subtitle count was the measure of your art...

Now, I gotta ask, is this really good etiquette at the table?

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:EvilLaugh1:

 


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#4749 Giving the Game Away

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 06 March 2016 - 01:05 PM

We could mention some of the nefarious selling procedures practiced by the cell phone companies. Always pushing the bundles and getting people to sign contracts that lock them into cages filled with debt and more price increases along the way. These contracts only ever work one way. To benefit the seller. Nevermind the inside theft and little discrepancies appearing with bonus' for the bigger fish. Tricking proxy holders into signing extra rewards to the sycophants just for doing their jobs. Cooking for accountants 101...


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#4363 Useful and Free Software

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 01 February 2016 - 08:25 PM

Thank you for the pin!

 

 

:)

 

Welcome!  In fact, looks like it might be good for a perma pin!

 

B)  B)  B)

 

:)

 

 

 

Those are always good. Little sites that offer simple links to stuff. This link is nice in looking for specific task minded software...
 
Windows Download Hubs
 
Download Hubs help you to easily and quickly find software that performs a specific task. But here's the twist: we won't just recommend the "best apps ever" and force you to take our word for it.
 
Instead, our editors create a list of hand picked software titles that can accomplish the task and you can make a choice based on your own criteria.
 

 

 

That one is really good! A task criteria driven search engine.  Nice!

 

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#4336 Useful and Free Software

Posted by BertNicker on 01 February 2016 - 10:10 AM

Anyone like freeware? Have you ever installed a high end app only to use a few features? If you just need to do a quick task and need a small app to do it in, here's a listing of sites that offer free categorized software for just about anything you want to do.
 
 
 
Home of the Underdogs (This one is a bit ify, I'll leave it to the mods to decide)
 
:) 
 

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#3810 Orientating the Stars...

Posted by Ghost in the Machine on 07 January 2016 - 03:55 AM

Cato stays where he is. For all his stubborn foolishness it was the right way for him. Roman honor dictated his ultimate action...too bad for him!

 

He points the way up the mountain!

 

Ah, a beautiful battle of thought. The medium must know itself in the unfolding of the poetic voice. Yes, Cato points the way up, but you are wrong in that he will stay where he is! After all, purgatory gives everyone redemption. Cato will move on, eventually! He has been forgiven his sin. For at this pathway to the mountain, Cato is urging Moral purification. He is saying to begin again...in forgiveness!
 
Appreciate what the good must be...
 
Love too much?
Love too little?
Love the wrong thing?
 
How do we measure?

 

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#3708 Dante's Divine Internet

Posted by Quartus on 01 January 2016 - 07:17 PM

I sense a Parallel between Dante and Machiavelli...?
Why concentrate so much on the Inferno?
It's a modern day lingering in hell.
 
You can't win against the devils down there.
It's best to leave them to their own devices.
They'll linger forever.
 
But, I think you already know that....
 
:dovepeace:

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#3373 Esoteric Teachings in Churches & Cathedrals

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 14 December 2015 - 11:39 AM

Gothic cathedrals are an excellent example of hiding in plain sight. The cathedrals, with their “spiritual architecture”, where gravity is seemingly overcome by the flying buttresses externally, and where walls through architecture seem dissolve into light to allow the visible manifestation of the power of god to penetrate the building as it penetrates the soul... These buildings seem to defy gravity, great masses of stone soaring upward, yet seemingly as light as air, giving us a psychological lift from earth-like mind to heaven-like mind.

The word “religion” stems from Latin religare , which means to tie up (ligare) once again, for the second time (re) .

On one hand, the mystery of existence and the harmony of the universe arouse in man to a natural and genuine feeling of awe, which man expresses through spontaneous prayers. On the other hand, some behaviours – rituals and ritual prayers – were codified by a group of men – the sacerdotal class. The priest is a professional figure, a ‘pontiff', an intermediary between earth and heaven. The word stems from Latin pontifex , which means pontem facere , to build a bridge.

The temporal power vested this class with the job of organizing such behaviours and to oversee the relevant performance by the laity. I will call “religiosity” the former and “religion” the latter.

We know that, during ancient times, it often happened that religion conflicted with religiosity. The religious hierarchy trying to overlay the faith, religiosity, for some purposes, which cannot be considered as spiritual. This practice is called religio instrumentum regni , religion as a means of ruling; spirituality then necessarily withdrew itself, far from danger, being content to speak to those few men who had “ears to hear” and “eyes to see”

 

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A proverb says that if one wishes to hide a tree, he has to put it in the wood, not in the desert, or, as Edgar Allan Poe noted in The Purloined Letter, the best place to hide something is in plain view. No wonder, therefore, that religiosity's voice can be still heard in catholic churches, especially in the Gothic ones, despite 2,000 years of religio instrumentum regni .

http://www.esonet.co...le-sid-393.html

The Meanings of Esoteric Symbolism in Valencia Cathedral

Latin Cross

 

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Star of David
 

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Mary Madonna and oval

One of the most striking images in Valencia Cathedral is the Mary Madonna stain glass window encased in an oval, the shape of an egg symbolising the birth of creation.

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All-Seeing eye

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#3128 Badass Weapons You’ve Probably Never Heard of...

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 02 December 2015 - 01:22 PM

:cokesmiley:

 

Nice!  Found some old school obscurities from some master gunmakers...

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http://io9.com/58229...he-19th-century


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#11198 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 13 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

 

SNARK!

 
Don't cha just love the sound of this word? It's so sharp and snakey. Always good with an exclamation point! This word means a snide and sarcastic comment. They can be both wildly stupid or incredibly clever. Depending on the point of view. It combines cynicisms with blended wit. They'r usually quick little quips to tease someone into an emotional response. Derisive in nature they can and will at times cut deep into the psyche. It can be used as a defensive device to cut away at an individual like an ad hominem attack. Most of the time snarks are used to mask points of view.
 
 
:chuckle: 

 

 

:GoldenSmile1:

 

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A really effective rhetorical device we hear a lot in todays world is sarcasm. Most people know what it is, what it feels like, where to direct it; both on the sending and receiving end of things. It can be used as a witty comeback or an avoidance to an uncomfortable situation. It deflects attention away from embarrassing moments and can be used to hide uncomfortable feelings.
 
They are used to express a mocking attitude towards an object, person or an idea. They can be used in a satirical comment with the specific purpose of destroying another's opinion. Sarcasm can be cruel, amusing, pointed, and biting. It is used to dig into anothers emotional center of being. An attack on the spirit.
 
Delivery of Sarcasm is key.
 
There are 7 basic types of tone to consider when employing its biting commentary:
 
Self-Deprecating Sarcasm - Inferior, worthless
Brooding Sarcasm - Polite bitterness
Deadpan Sarcasm - Without emotion
Polite Sarcasm - Delayed effect; listener must think about it to get it.
Obnoxious Sarcasm - The kind that makes a listener wanna crack a skull.
Manic Sarcasm - Delivered with an unnaturally happy mood
Raging Sarcasm - exaggerated violent threats
 
Here's a decent link I've found describing these tones in more detail:
 

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#11168 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Ludikrus on 11 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Idioms are figurative devices used to convey something literal in a more ornate way. They can add subtle meanings in both good and bad expressions. Idioms are two or more words used to describe a clearer sense of coherence. As always cultural differences do apply. Metaphorically, the quality of the idiom is a matter of degree. Idioms are shorter ways of expressing a complicated idea and they bring clear mental images to the mind. Idiom use in quality news reporting is limited but are common in advertisements and promotional materials. Tabloid press magazines and bombastic alternative news outlets use idioms constantly.  
 
Idiom Site
 
An alphabetical listing of common idioms
 

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#10800 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 18 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Yeah, that's a big word. Too big for general use. Still, it's nice to know there is a word that describes the fear of using long words. 
 
Sesquipedalian
 
These are Big, long words with many, many syllables. This type of word helps to emphasize attention. They have a tendency to slow down the pacing of sentences within a structured paragraph. Giving the audience pause to consider the meaning of the word. 
 
Word hobbyists love to concoct new words by adding multiple prefixes and suffixes to common terms extending the meaning or even creating a new one. A hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianist is anyone who enjoys using really long words, and anyone who uses them regularly is a sesquipedalianist.

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#10687 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by MrChips on 13 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.
 
Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication.  It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.
 
I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution.  This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!

 

 

 

:Grin8:

 

Five star thread OP!

 

:hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:

 

 

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

 
Rhetorical appeals and their uses:
 
Ethos refers to how trust worthy a person is. Ethos is used to appeal to a moral philosophy or reliable integrity. It attempts to signify credibility within the speaker.  It is effective as a strategy because it automatically inserts belief in the speakers credibility because of a higher educational or moral being. A doctor is good example. People hold a doctors power of reasoning in high regard. Same with a judge because a certain trust is automatically implied. It can used to challenge the reliability or moral stance in an argument. 
 
Pathos is another powerful device. They appeal to emotions. It's always loaded with vivid illustrations that trigger emotional buttons. The speaker wants the listener or reader to be persuaded by the emotional value this type of argument can generate. Packed with sympathy and empathy they dim the analytical processing of rational thought. The more people react to this type of rhetoric the more they become least likely to ask the big question(s). Like WHY? In many instances they're used in calls to action within a group or society.
 
Logos denotes an appeal to logic and reasoning. Logos is tricky because it relies on theories and abstract language. They include definitions, factual data, and statistics. Including learned comments by authoritative sources and Ethos driven opinions. Logos tries to give the best sources and reasoning. Appeals are taken as matter of facts and are useful in persuading others to believe a conclusion. 
 
 

 

:Flying:

 

 

 

Too bad these kinds of things aren't taught on a basic elementary level. I don't think humans were necessarily smarter in the ancient days. What's been handed down by them is our continued thoughts through the ages. Only thing is, anything really thoughtful and fulfilling is subjugated to extreme prejudice by any who hold high authority. For a reason! I think the value of Ethos has been taken over to shield these powers from the common masses. Inserting passive pathos against the masses using the logos to fool common sense. Turning knowledge into a commodity. Even simple trade knowledge is being suppressed....

 

Does this do any society well? 

 

 

Criticizing knowledge itself and denying the possibility of a universal truth makes knowledge dependent on the individual knower. This is an old concept meaning that your ideas are as good as mine and that there is no objective truth that is absolute for all men and women. With that in mind it became necessary to investigate thinking in a carefully framed theory of knowledge. Today we call this logic: a set of laws and a blueprint to work within the science of thought. 
 
Yes, knowledge is a commodity...
 
Common sense for the masses is based on consumerism. Using desire to tease out an emotional response. The tools to learn new things for the individual knower are there. But, they're obscured by thunderous clouds of wanton emotion. Raining torrential temptations down on the common mind to befuddle it with endless addictions that go nowhere...
 
Where is the soul in all of that? Besides, couldn't ethos, pathos, and logic be universal truths in their own right? That is if they were truly represented in their most altruistic form...
 
:Brain_Fart:
 
:chuckle:

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#10198 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by MrChips on 17 June 2017 - 06:00 PM

:Grin8:

 

Five star thread OP!

 

:hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:   :hangingfromastar:

 

The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.

 
Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication.  It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.
 
I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution.  This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!

 

 

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

 
Rhetorical appeals and their uses:
 
Ethos refers to how trust worthy a person is. Ethos is used to appeal to a moral philosophy or reliable integrity. It attempts to signify credibility within the speaker.  It is effective as a strategy because it automatically inserts belief in the speakers credibility because of a higher educational or moral being. A doctor is good example. People hold a doctors power of reasoning in high regard. Same with a judge because a certain trust is automatically implied. It can used to challenge the reliability or moral stance in an argument. 
 
Pathos is another powerful device. They appeal to emotions. It's always loaded with vivid illustrations that trigger emotional buttons. The speaker wants the listener or reader to be persuaded by the emotional value this type of argument can generate. Packed with sympathy and empathy they dim the analytical processing of rational thought. The more people react to this type of rhetoric the more they become least likely to ask the big question(s). Like WHY? In many instances they're used in calls to action within a group or society.
 
Logos denotes an appeal to logic and reasoning. Logos is tricky because it relies on theories and abstract language. They include definitions, factual data, and statistics. Including learned comments by authoritative sources and Ethos driven opinions. Logos tries to give the best sources and reasoning. Appeals are taken as matter of facts and are useful in persuading others to believe a conclusion. 
 
 

 

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