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March 15, 2009

The Sweetest Words of All

Grim poses a fascinating question:

The finest words in the English language are, I am convinced: "You've earned it."

If you've another suggestion, post it below. Yet beware: What can match it? Here is a recognition that what you have is won by right, given by men of equal standing. We are Americans, after all: this admission is granted freely, by free men. What matches it?

This is great discussion fodder. Go over and put your two cents in.

Posted by Cassandra at March 15, 2009 08:42 AM

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Yet beware: What can match it?

"I, Barak Hussein Obama II, do hereby abdicate..."

Posted by: BillT at March 15, 2009 10:33 AM

"F*** me, you magnificent bastard!!!"

or something to that effect.

But yours runs a decent second place...


Posted by: Obloodyhell at March 16, 2009 06:08 AM

*earseseseses ringinginginginging*

Posted by: BillT at March 16, 2009 07:20 AM

"Hi, I'm Ed McMahon from Publisher's Clearinghouse..."

Posted by: Tony at March 16, 2009 12:13 PM

"Yes, dear. Whatever you say..."

*running away*

Posted by: Cass at March 16, 2009 01:00 PM

I think "It's Up To You" is pretty high up there. It denotes that the speaker either has more confidence in your decision than their own, or, has no "dog in the fight" and the outcome is unimportant, or, as is the usual case, they don't want to be blamed when it goes down in flames.

But you can certainly bet your bohiney that they will be there to suck up the glory if it does all work out.


Posted by: kbob in Katy at March 16, 2009 01:17 PM

"Free of charge" works for me.......preferrably before the plastic melts.

Posted by: Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca BananaFannaBoBesca the Third--but you can call me Dot at March 16, 2009 02:53 PM

When your spouse says, "You were right"

Posted by: Georg Felis at March 17, 2009 09:34 PM