Philistines (Goliath was the Biggest One in Gath)

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?

Robert Mitchell Jr.

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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2 thoughts on “Philistines (Goliath was the Biggest One in Gath)

  1. […] Rachel Izabella reblogged my quote.  So, as promised, this is a photo of me snapped mid-scamper.  As for singing […]

  2. Robert Mitchell says:

    Here you go Rachel — I have scampered about and I have sung your praises! When I saw your comments and re-blog I actually literally laughed out loud (which garnering me some funny looks from nearby persons). Thanks for making my day, and for the kind words about my sophomore writing effort “Ghilan.” Since you already have it, I’ll send you a coupon for the sequel when it comes out late-Summer.

    Yes, I was aware that Goliath was the biggest Philistine in Gath. But did you know that the biggest Philistine still alive today is George W. Bush? Check the Guinness Book, it’s right there in black and white!

    Seriously though, according to Wikipedia anyway, the Actual Philistines may have been Greek settlers in the region. Who knew?

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