Monday, June 23, 2008

Raca

a predestined fool,
a high-toned fool,
a fool of nature,
a B-sharp and B-flat fool,
a heavenly fool,
an earthly fool,
a jovial fool,
a happy and frisky fool,
a mercurial fool,
a handsome and lively fool,
a lunatic fool,
a tipsy fool,
an erratic fool,
a tasseled fool,
an eccentric fool,
a fool with bells,
an ethereal, Junoesque fool,
a laughing and sexual fool,
an Arctic fool,
an abstracted fool,
a heroic fool,
a fool from the top of the barrel,
a genial fool,
a fool of the first barrel,
a predestined fool,
a foaming fool,
an august fool,
an original fool,
a Caesar-like fool,
a pope-like fool,
an imperial fool,
a consistory fool,
a royal fool,
a cardinal fool,
a patriarchal fool,
a papal-bullish fool,
an original fool,
a synod-like fool,
an honest fool,
a bishop-like fool,
a ducal fool,
a doctoral fool,
a flag-waving fool,
a monkish fool,
a lordly fool,
a fiscal fool,
a palatial fool,
an extravagant fool,
a leading fool,
a puffed-up fool,
a magisterial fool,
a beginning fool,
a total fool,
an oversexed fool,
an elevated fool,
a fool with a diploma in folly,
a priestly fool,
a messmate fool,
a boss fool,
a licensed fool,
a triumphant fool,
a lickspittle fool,
a vulgar fool,
a superfluous fool,
a domesticated fool,
an echo-like fool,
a model fool,
a faded fool,
a rare and foreign fool,
a stupid fool,
a courtly fool,
a fleeting fool,
a polite fool,
a well-connected fool,
a popular fool,
a wild fool,
a familiar fool,
a noble fool,
a remarkable fool,
a full-grown fool,
a petted fool,
a bone-biting fool,
a Latinate fool,
a recovered fool,
an ordinary fool,
a savage fool,
a feared fool,
a driveling fool,
a transcendent fool,
a slack-jawed fool,
a sovereign fool,
a bloated fool,
a special fool,
a coxcomb fool,
a metaphysical fool,
a secondary fool,
an ecstatic fool,
an oriental fool,
a categorical fool,
a sublime fool,
a predicated fool,
a crimson fool,
a violent fool,
a born fool,
an officious fool,
a middle-class fool,
a well-drawn fool,
a feathered fool,
an algorithmic fool,
a topmasted fool,
an algebraic fool,
a major fool,
a cabalistic fool,
a thought of a thought of a fool,
a talmudic fool,
a scholarly Arab fool,
an alchemist's fool,
a queer fool,
a compendious fool,
an Aquinas fool,
an abridged fool,
an abridging fool,
a hyperbolic fool,
a Moorish fool,
an Aristotelian fool,
a papal-bulled fool,
an allegorical fool,
a proxy fool,
a tropological fool,
a begging-friar fool,
a pleonasmic fool,
a tenured fool,
a capital fool,
a slyboots fool,
a cerebral fool,
a surly fool,
a cordial fool,
a double-chinned fool,
a gutty fool,
a high-handed fool,
a choleric fool,
a well-hung fool,
a splenetic fool,
a scribbling fool,
a lusty fool,
a giddy fool,
a legitimate fool,
a kitchen fool,
an azimuth fool,
a hardwood fool,
a celestial-circle fool,
an andiron fool,
an appropriate fool,
a wretched fool,
an architrave fool,
a rheumy fool,
a pedestal fool,
an elegant fool,
a perfect fool,
a twenty-four-karat fool,
a famous fool,
a bizarre fool,
a happy fool,
a transverse fool,
a solemn fool,
an absurd fool,
an annual fool,
a touchy fool,
a festival fool,
a cap-and-bells fool,
an amusing fool,
a well-aimed fool,
a bumpkin fool,
an up-to-date fool,
an agreeable fool,
a stumbling fool,
a privileged fool,
an out-of-date fool,
a rustic fool,
a boorish fool,
an ordinary fool,
a hard-swotting fool,
a constant fool,
a gallant fool,
a harmonious fool,
a luxurious fool,
a determined fool,
a quick-footed fool,
a hieroglyphical fool,
a figurative fool,
an authentic fool,
a protective fool,
a valuable fool,
a hooded fool,
a precious fool,
a full-cut fool,
a fanatic fool,
a Damascus-bladed fool,
a fantastic fool,
an arabesqued fool,
a lymphatic fool,
a Persian-pursed fool,
a panicked fool,
a farting fool,
an alembic fool,
a speckled fool,
not a boring fool,
a proven fool.

-Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book 3, Ch. 39, trans. Burton Raffel. I'll leave Ch. 26 for someone else.

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