Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 38 of 38

Thread: Joseph Campbell

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    for what it's worth im not a big fan. i think it's not cute enough. but respect him for his work on the wake.
    Is this a typo or do you really not find it cute enough?

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14,907

    Default

    no, not a typo. doing this kind of thing you have to be really cute about it.
    for example i think a vision by yeats(!) is great. i think that huge book ted
    hughes did on shakespeare is a sloppy ill conceived and unconvincing mess.
    ie not cute enough.

    are these good metaphors? do they fit. do they help. do they clarify.
    etc etc etc do they seem to flip in and out of being metaphor at all
    metaphor/literal/metaphor/literal


    that sort of thing.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    cute

    1. attractive, especially in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty:
    a cute child; a cute little apartment.

    2. appealing and delightful; charming:
    What a cute toy!

    3. affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious:
    The child has acquired some intolerably cute mannerisms.

    You mean in the first way?

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14,907

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14,907

    Default

    clever, tricksy, smart. it's an american usage.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Fear - Dublin
    Posts
    7,088

    Default

    Think its Hiberno-English actually. A 'cute hoor' is someone who pulls a fast one, is sly but gets away with it... nothing gets past him.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to droid For This Useful Post:


  8. #37
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    5,765

    Default

    Ah interesting - 'don't get cute with me' sort of thing

  9. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14,907

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •