You’ve Heard Of Word Salad? Meet “Word Salsa”

This quote popped to mind…

“We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

…when I read this twitter thread:

To plumb the depths of our culture’s intellectual collapse, here’s the NR article Cooke wrote on the subject.

4 thoughts on “You’ve Heard Of Word Salad? Meet “Word Salsa”

  1. Now *that* is a great quote. What a perceptive guy. I just wish TSL were more easily read, but I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with being a midwit.

  2. Why is it that thinkers in the past were so much smarter and intelligent than the rabble today?

  3. jpa as AllenS noted real education:
    “After serving in France with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I, he [Lewis] began his studies at Oxford and achieved an outstanding record, taking a double first in Honours Moderations (Greek and Latin texts) and Greats (classical history and philosophy) and then staying on for an additional first in English language and literature, completing it in one year instead of the usual three. He became a fellow and tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1925, a position he held until 1954. From 1954 to 1963 he was professor of medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge.”

    Lewis, Tolkien, etc were conversant in Latin, ancient Greek, and usually had at least a passing knowledge of Hebrew; for them words, and consequently the expression of thoughts, were three dimensional. If recent announcements are accurate our current intelligentsia no longer believes it necessary to understand Greek, Latin, or Hebrew for Classical Studies.

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