January 15th, 2021

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Weekend Challenge: Wisdom and Humor

As a last minute fill in for this weekend challenge, I have collected 30 bits of wisdom/humor from the wordsmith Tim Minchin. Some are lyrics, some are from his comedy sketches, some come from interviews.

I am often awed by his turn of phrase and wish I could emulate his wit and phrasing. Comedians often seem to possess a special turn of wisdom...or at least the ability to make us see things in ways we hadn't. And because I've been obsessed with Tim's new album since it came out, a quote challenge he has provided ;)

Give me a number (or more!) between 1 and 30 and I'll give you the corresponding quote. Use them in whatever way inspires you before next weekend's challenge, giving at least 200 words or 2 icons and I'll reward you with either words on my WIP, my undying devotion, icons in exchange, or a banner if you give me the dimensions you need/prefer :)
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Word of the Day 01/15/21 Duplicitous

Duplicitous (adjective)
duplicitous [ doo-plis-i-tuhs, dyoo- ]


adjective
1. marked or characterized by duplicity.

OTHER WORDS FROM DUPLICITOUS
du·plic·i·tous·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO DUPLICITOUS
cheating, dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing, shady, two-faced, two-timing

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1960–65; duplicit(y) + -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DUPLICITOUS
Jones is not trying to be duplicitous; detail is the essential clothing of all good fiction, historical or not.
AMERICAN DREAMS, 2003: THE KNOWN WORLD BY EDWARD P. JONES|NATHANIEL RICH|NOVEMBER 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST

If you think Iran is duplicitous about its nuclear weapons program, just wait till you hear its deception on human rights.
IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER LOVES FACEBOOK DESPITE BANNING IT AT HOME|DAVID KEYES|OCTOBER 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST

It was a cynical and duplicitous ploy to put a kindly face on a cruel and selfish policy.
WHY BELIEVE ROMNEY NOW, AFTER HIS LIES ON MEDICARE, BAIN & TAXES?|ROBERT SHRUM|AUGUST 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST

This season, without such a duplicitous person, they invented one.
‘BACHELOR’ FINALE: BEN FLAJNIK, COURTNEY ROBERTSON & A TERRIBLE SEASON|ANDY DEHNART|MARCH 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Passing the Daily Challenge to JuJuKittyChick!

I did quite a bit of editing, and added a few hundred words to a WIP on my day. The even better news is that I had a really creative week! I wrote over 2k of new words, POSTED fics for the first time in months, and made a couple of watercolor drawings as well. Woo hoo!

It's your turn now, jujukittychick - I hope the muses treat you well, too!