A year ago on Round and Square (7 July 2012)—Asian Ethnicities 1B: Han
Two years ago on Round and Square (7 July 2011)—Middles: T.S. Eliot's "Marina"
|[a] Obey RF|
We reach another dimension of feline life and vocabulary today. If you are a longtime reader of Round and Square, you know that I have already written about "feline overlordship" and the prostration of human beings to their every whim. And this reminds me of two of my favorite sayings about cats:
Definition of CONTUMELY
: harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; also : an instance of such language or treatment
Origin of CONTUMELY
Middle English contumelie, from Middle French, from Latin contumelia
First Known Use: 14th century
|[b] I said "obey" RF|
And, if you really want to think about how to make use of vocabulary, use a sentence that you might actually speak or write.
The governor's silly, harsh contumelies about the lack of harmony in society
have worn thin with the voters, who would far prefer that he actually govern.
Contumely. It is haughty and overbearing when it comes to politicians, but I just click into obedient step when the kits want their food, warm blankets, and ear scratches. They run the show, and we are mere homo sapiens automatons...with big, football-sized brains that teach us all sorts of ways to follow the lead of our feline overlords.
It's not just for dinner anymore.
|[c] Sleepy-haughty RF|