the beautiful people

from time to time some good looking person (or, occasionally, an ugly) will state or imply, in words or through their behaviour, this sentiment:

beautiful people are attracted to beautiful people.  ugly people are attracted to ugly people.

and i die a little inside.  i only figured out why today:

cats are attracted to cats.  dogs are attracted to dogs.

when people say the ‘beautiful/ugly people attraction thing’, what i hear is:

ugly people … they’re not really human, are they?

get called “sub-human” often enough and you’d be miserable too.

new words

it seems that whenever i read a moderately intellectual-looking book i find one (exactly one) word in it i’ve never seen before. it’s all highly suspicious … almost as if the authors look up one obscure word per book just to sound more clever….

anyway, today’s word is: inchoate.

answers on a postcard or in the comments. googling or equivalent is cheating. 😛

gah – and veridical, antithetical, inimical and kerygmatic. something to do with “verification”, “opposite”, “different” and … i’ve no idea? still, that last one’s a quote.