Monday Jul 25, 2022

”You Are That Man!”

How easy it is to find fault in others, even as we’re genuinely oblivious that those same faults flash from ourselves like neon signs.

Today’s episode contains three little stories in which proud people are “hoisted by their own petards.” 

Incidentally, that phrase, which is now cliché, was first penned by Shakespeare in Hamlet. Its general meaning is “to be blown up by one’s own bomb.”  But . . . 

The French word for “fart” is pétarade, and therein lies the root of the word that has come to English as “petard.” 

So, in essence, to be hoisted by one’s own petard is to be launched by one’s own fart. And that’s kind of what we do when we criticize others for displaying faults that we ourselves display.

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Intro - “Yice Hole!” by CHIGGERTICKY

Outro - “Rickwood Field” by CHIGGERTICKY

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