dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


200 Years Ago Today

Abraham Lincoln was born. He famously stated his belief that "all men are created equal."

Charles Darwin was born. He famously popularized the theory that no men were created (never mind equal).



Anonymous Josiah said...

How insightfully witty. Jason, can I quote you on that?

2/20/2009 12:47 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Sure. I can't take 100% credit for it, though. I was sitting at the computer and had the words down through "no men were created" but was getting too wordy in closing the thought. I read what I had out loud, and my mom suggested the parenthetical close.

2/23/2009 12:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

[Blinking like a bear crawling out of a dark cave]
Hey Jason,

It's been way to long, but I am alive, and well, and at night I dream...

... about grammar and phonology (literally).

I have been kept really busy here at GIAL, but I am enjoying all of my classes tremendously. I pretty much have classes all morning, and three days a week I have language sessions (Arabic) in the afternoon. Then, for each of my three classes I have just about two hours of homework every day.

Anyways, great post; way to cut to the quick!

Peace to you, bro.


2/26/2009 12:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, excellent satirical essay on Darwin. I also love the Lincon/Darwin comparison. Keep up the good work.

Uncle Mark

3/11/2009 7:47 PM

Anonymous Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Sure appreciate your blog Jason!
Check out this link:
Your friend,
Johann Van De Leeuw

3/25/2009 4:15 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Uncle Mark,

Thanks for the stopping by. And thanks for the encouraging feedback.

4/06/2009 11:27 AM

Blogger Jason said...


Sorry for the delay in responding...

So is the link part of an argument that Lincoln didn't believe that "all men are created equal" based on the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation only applied to rebelling states?

4/06/2009 11:31 AM

Anonymous Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Yes. I am part of that forum, and ran across it. I thought you might be interested. If you'd like to discuss this, go ahead and contact me. I presume you have my email?
Your Obedient Servant,

4/07/2009 6:22 PM

Blogger Johann Van De Leeuw said...

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4/13/2009 4:22 PM

Blogger Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Sorry, forgot the actual link!

4/13/2009 4:23 PM


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