A Man Without A Country Vocabulary List

anglos

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Yes, and even today there is a sort of San Andreas fault line running between German-Americans and Anglos, but fainter all the time.

antireligion

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The statement has also entitled many in this country to say that socialists are antireligion, are anti-God, and therefore absolutely loathsome.

austrian

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He was from out of town, with no friends and protectors among the Austrian nobility.

beatles

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All pop music today--jazz, swing, be-bop, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Stones, rock-and-roll, hip-hop, and on and on--is derived from the blues.

breathable

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Our children have inherited technologies whose byproducts, whether in war or peace, are rapidly destroying the whole planet as a breathable, drinkable system for supporting life of any kind.

canuck

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This would not be the case if the kid were a Canuck or Swede or Limey or Frog or Kraut.

clammed

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I think a lot of people, including me, clammed up when a civilian asked about battle, about war.

confucius

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But it was actually said by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, five hundred years before there was that greatest and most humane of human beings, named Jesus Christ.

egomaniac

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Be an egomaniac!

einstein

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Albert Einstein and Mark Twain gave up on the human race at the end of their lives, even though Twain hadn't even seen the First World War.

englishman

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The Englishman Michael Faraday built the first electric generator only a hundred and seventy-two years ago.

fahrenheit

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The title of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury's great science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451.

faraday

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The Englishman Michael Faraday built the first electric generator only a hundred and seventy-two years ago.

firebombing

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In Dresden, on February 13, 1945, about 135,000 people were killed by British firebombing in one night.

flamethrower

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And they sent in guys with flamethrowers.

fricasseed

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If they see or at least hear about fricasseed women and children and old people who looked and talked like themselves, maybe even relatives, they will be incapacitated by weepiness.

gargling

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When he was forty-one, he says, Jesus appeared to him and made him knock off the sauce, stop gargling nose paint.

gettysburg

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And may I note parenthetically that I have already in this section exceeded by a hundred words or more the whole of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

hitler

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Adolf Hitler, incidentally, was a two-fer.

hooray

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Hooray for our team!

hoosier

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He was a typical Hoosier idealist.

indochina

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Order couldn't be restored in Indochina until the people kicked us out.

kraut

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This would not be the case if the kid were a Canuck or Swede or Limey or Frog or Kraut.

lampoonery

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They at last agreed to do this in a spirit of lampoonery, of satire, of scorn.

limey

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This would not be the case if the kid were a Canuck or Swede or Limey or Frog or Kraut.

luddite

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3Here is a lesson in creative writing 4I'm going to tell you some news 5Okay, now let's have some fun 6I have been called a Luddite 7I turned eighty-two on November 11 8Do you know what a humanist is?

martian

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But I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers.

mexican

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Do you know we actually captured Mexico City during the Mexican War?

navaho

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The Navahos.

ouija

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If you have messed around with Ouija boards, you know there are malicious spirits floating around, liable to tell you anything, and you shouldn't believe them.

pasteur

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When my father was a little boy, Louis Pasteur was still alive and still plenty controversial.

polonius

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This windbag, Polonius.

poseidon

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Today we have contraptions like nuclear submarines armed with Poseidon missiles that have H-bombs in their warheads.

prometheus

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I say it was Prometheus, a Titan, a son of gods, who in Greek myth stole fire from Zeus and gave it to human beings.

rectally

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He announced that the new high was banana peels taken rectally.

sacco

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He also led protesters at the execution of the anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in Massachusetts in 1927.

sinatra

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You know, the kind that would be made into a movie and where Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and the others would play us.

sleaziest

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What has happened instead is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'etat imaginable.

spanish

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Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition.

stalin

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Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition.

tamest

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They arrived at a time when the Anglo ruling class, like our polyglot corporate oligarchs of today, wanted the cheapest and tamest workers they could find anywhere in the whole wide world.

tinhorn

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There is also, "If you don't like it here, why don't you go back to your little tinhorn dictatorship where you came from?"

twerp

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2 Do you know what a twerp is?

unfunny

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The biggest truth to face now--what is probably making me unfunny now for the remainder of my life--is that I don't think people give a damn whether the planet goes on or not.

victorian

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I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.

viennese

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What thanks did Semmelweis get from the leaders of his profession in Viennese society, guessers all?

voltaire

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Total catastrophes are terribly amusing, as Voltaire demonstrated.

weepiness

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If they see or at least hear about fricasseed women and children and old people who looked and talked like themselves, maybe even relatives, they will be incapacitated by weepiness.

whoopee

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We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet--the only one in the whole Milky Way--with a century of transportation whoopee.

windbag

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This windbag, Polonius.