A weekly series that explores a featured theme — this month, it's "tongues" — by pairing classic quotations with urgent images. What recent news items inspired these textual/visual sets? Leave your guesses in the comments, and check back next Wednesday afternoon for the answers.
You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death's house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is.”
―Oscar Wilde (from The Canterville Ghost)
“I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.”
“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”
"It is a luxury to be understood."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"They say the government should be overthrown every sixty years. And I would argue that, you know, that maybe language should be overthrown every sixty years. Change the name of things."
—Bill Peters (from Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality)
See the connections? Write your guesses below — and feel free to leave your own "tongues" quotes — and check in next Wednesday to find the headlines that inspired these pairings.
Answers to last week's ISAV ("Speaking in Tongues"):
- "How to Get Rich Simulating the Deaths of Billions of People" (Wired)
- "The Shill Becomes a Journalist" (Slate)
- "China’s Sex-Ed Problem" (Daily Beast)
- "Obama Uses Twitter Town Hall to Remind Us He’s So Chill" (Gawker)
- "Judge to CA: You Can't Ban 'Gay Cures'" (Newser)