ARMED TO THE TEETH: equipped with a maximum amount of armaments

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In the past few weeks there have been many descriptions of the horrible slaughter of human beings in the War on Terrorism.  The shootings at the newspaper offices in Paris continue to horrify readers and incite volatile responses. One of the terms used by a number of journalists to describe this and other attacks is […]

SATIRE: a composition, in verse, artistic expression, music or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.

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Numerous articles have been published over the past week concerning the atrocious murder of the cartoonists who published the weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.  Many of those articles refer to the magazine as a work in satire and the journalists and cartoonists as satirists.   My suspicion is that a lot of people who have […]

NAIF : pertaining to a naive, or inexperienced person*

A book in my library which remains a favorite is called “Paris et les Naifs.” It is a compilation of paintings about Paris, including some children’s work and some adult works.  But all are accomplished in the genre of art called naif. When I pull the book from my library I find myself gazing at […]