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Twain on Irreverence



"Irreverence is another person's disrespect to your god; there isn't any word that tells what your disrespect to his god is."

-- Mark Twain

2 comments

Urm … Irreverencee :D


stk [Visitor] • http://randsco.com12/31/08 @ 16:48

Perhaps in Twain’s time the word irreverence had a much more negative connotation.

Today, when most comedians pride themselves on being “politically incorrect” (a term that should have died a decade ago) irreverence is a good thing. I’m guessing it was a less admired quality 100+ years ago.


Kyle Sterup [Visitor] • http://www.brendoman.com/kyle12/31/08 @ 20:11

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