Friday, September 30, 2005

hypocrisy unlimited

“Hypocritical” has a narrow, very specific meaning. It describes behavior or speech that is intended to make one look better or more pious than one really is. It is often wrongly used to label people who are merely narrow-minded or genuinely pious. Do not confuse this word with “hypercritical,” which describes people who are picky. (from Paul Brian's Common Errors in English Usage)

it is amazing how many individuals that i have encountered lately who fall within this definition of hypOcritical plainly and clearly. simply amazing.

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