Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lips v. Mouth

Dear Open-Mouthed and Willing Lipped,

This is a very compelling discussion of the meaning of words, which relates to some recent readings posted here at the Dodo.  It's got me thinking a lot about the *difference between lip and mouth.  Lips frame a mouth, but maybe not a message?  A word?  Voice is not lips, that seems sure.  Do you convince with your lips, your mouth, your mind?  Do you rule with your thoughts, your words, or your stern glance?  Shall woke women now use 'mouthstick' to avoid being doormats and wallflowers?

*Don't give me no lip.  Enough of your smart mouth.  Hmm. 

PS  This, on the history of the bottle cap opener.