I want to see Robert “generally scamper about” — ☺ — which he promises to do for any who quote him, as you’ll see if you click Read more. (I already own his novel Ghilan — it’s good, by the way.) Philistine … a fine word, our times scream and yearn for its wider usage. By the way, Goliath was the biggest Philistine in Gath, did you know that?
In a previous post I said I wanted to see the world “philistine”* re-enter common usage. Why? Because philistines and their rampant philistinism are at an all-time high. Don’t struggle to describe these people — use the perfect word!
Since we’re rediscovering the word, let’s use it in a sentence:
“Religious dogma, social convention, and philistinism are the hammer, tong, and anvil of mediocrity.” ~Robert Mitchell
I wish you would quote me on this. I really really do. In fact, if you quote me on your blog or website and post a link to it in the comments below, I will email you a coupon for a free download of my novel Ghilan. Or, if you prefer, I will just jump up and down, sing your praises, and generally scamper about and proclaim what a smart and well-informed person you are.
* Philistine (Phi*lis”tine): A person deficient in…
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