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Friday, January 6, 2017

Pinch Ego's Ear

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Development Hexagram 53

"The ego tempts us to believe we can influence another by forceful words or actions."  Brian Browne Walker

Ahh. Me and the word well.
When I start a sentence with well, I should put a sock in it.
It's invariably my lead word to unasked for and unappreciated advice.

I'm reminded by this card, I'm up at four AM because I had another idea. Perhaps a way to laugh at ego working at its own game.

12 comments:

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    1. fine then, be that way.Also known as cutting my nose off to spite my face

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  2. I'm kind of like that with the word "but..."

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    1. Dr. Phil says putting but in the middle of a sentence negates everything you said before. I'd never thought about it that, but observing myself, he was right. But on the other hand...

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    1. I suppose that is legal, it is a mother's mantra the world over, yes, but... and maybe. Children live on those words like a promise, and never catch on that the real answer was mostly no.

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  4. Well crap. I say and write like this all the time, and you're exactly right. Shut up, Deb!

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    1. euu...shut up is a phrase I dislike more than curses :)
      I know, I come from the race of funny people.

      I've run that title through a grammar check and it still looks like it needs an apostrophe..

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    2. Yes. I hate "shut up" too, and I think it should be "pinch ego's ear"

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    3. I know! Just when I think I should be right "this time" it is wrong. That is also why I most often use the more formal it is rather than its...
      I tried it with Freds ear and Bettys ear, no apostrophe. Is not wonder english is hard to learn.

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  5. Ah. It's a poor grammar checker, then! It should be Fred's ear and Betty's ear and Ego's ear.

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    1. tried another one, it oked it twice, then offered it Fred, the suggestion of different spellings came up, along with Fred's.

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