Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Not Dog Related: Vitriol

Vitriol - from Dictionary.com - this is a word who's definition I want to remember because it's a perfect synonym for bullshit that I've been trying to remember. It's been on the tip of my tongue for weeks and I haven't been able to pull it out of my brain and it came to me this morning on my way to work - but it's what my employer has been subjecting me to lately and I'm tired of it. I'm not the only one who's being subjected to it - there's almost 100 employees in my department, but I'm the only one who is in the wonderful position of being the secretary. I could just put up with it for another 2 years - but we've only got this one life to live and 2 years is a long time in that life, so what's the point?

ps: It's not slander if it's true - and I am not a 17 year old child who will be bullied with threats.

So here's the definition of vitriol - I love confusing people with long words. For some people - it's SO easy to do!

Vitriol: abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will [syn: vituperation, invective] v 1: expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol 2: subject to bitter verbal abuse

Vitriolic: adj 1: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent] 2: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action [syn: caustic, corrosive, erosive]


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:23 AM

    I think I will send you a voodoo doll of her for a Christmas present :)