Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fallacies

I was raised with a lot of them as I'm sure many of you out there were too. Here are a few, feel free to add more:

Blood is thicker than water.

Never air your dirty linen in public.

When this life is hard you'll get your reward in the next.

Your friends were too good for this earth so God took them for playmates.

You can always count on your family.

Getting a pensionable job is the most important thing you'll ever do for yourself.

There's no money in being a writer/artist.

To serve is the best aspiration for a woman.

Offer it up and don't talk about it.

Never wear your heart on your sleeve.

Life in Ireland is the best life on earth.

Sparing the rod is spoiling the child.

You can get pregnant off a toilet seat.

Fallacies. All of them.

14 comments:

  1. And there's plenty more where those came from. Like most of the things our parents told us, especially when they were trying to get us to do or not do something. Any old nonsense would serve, as long as it kept us in line!

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  2. If you don't go to bed, you'll never grow (taller)!

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  3. Actually with blood, it depends.....various things, but if otherwise normal Hct the viscosity varies with flow, in arteries it's less dense, in veins when slower flow denser.
    Haven't visited in a while, hope overall things are going ok. Have had a few health issues meself....
    Cheers,
    Mike

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  4. Exactly Nick - heels on the bread would make your hair grow curly, LOL. One way of getting rid of them for us straight-haired kids.

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  5. Funny, GM, I was a tall child in a house of munchkins so that was never said to me :)
    I know I was told I'd go blind from all the books I was reading.

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  6. Welcome back Mike, I have toddled over to yours a few times, I think you went to Florida?
    sorry about the health thing and thanks for straightening out the blood issue :)

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  7. What fun. Never trust a platitude or leave fallacies to the feeble minded.

    Mind you, I am still aspiring to do the womanly servitude. It was to be my lot in life, so why waste money on an education!

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  8. Friko:
    I've never forgotten the moment my father told me that "my brains were wasted on a girl."

    Living with wastage is an awful burden, LOL

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  9. Ireland really held out against the Enlightenment, didn't it.

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  10. A woman's name should appear in print only twice: when she is married and when she dies. Or something like that.

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  11. Lol Hattie, still does, women are merely growbags - fetal rights = women's rights. 14 years in jail for aborting even if pregnancy is rape or incest.
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  12. And it's really not her name as she takes on the name of her husband - Mrs. Michael Murphy. Erasure. Women's history completely obliterated.
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  13. Gee, I guess my parents were pretty good. My mother told me: "A stitch in time saves nine." And she was absolutely correct. And dad would always say, "Brains are better than brawn." And, except for the time Jimmy Moore beat the crap out of me if 7th grade, he was right, too. Then there was, "The early bird gets the worm." Never quite understood that one.

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  14. Tom:
    LOL! Score! I think arising with the dawn is a measure of how your day will turn out. A longer, firmer grasp on that elusive worm.
    But not the one at the bottom of the tequila bottle. No sirree bob!
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