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Couture C'ching/Dw i isio pob dim' (Couture c'ching/I want everything) runs the instantly catchy chorus; a pithier comment on the nature of modern society one could not imagine.
Cayetano calls his assailant, cabron, which literally means a he-goat, but colloquially has a much pithier meaning, with sexual connotations.
The recent and quite public outrage over James Frey's A Million Little Pieces calls into question Masters's pithier dialogues with Stuart, and critic Carolyn See takes issue with the author's judgment in his handling of the subject.
Actually their comments were briefer and pithier, but I've accurately represented their sentiments.
It's hard to find, for example, a pithier comment on the American character than that which appeared in his chapter entitled "Why the Americans Are So Restless in the Midst of Their Prosperity":</p> <pre> In America I saw the freest and most enlightened men placed in the happiest circumstances that the world affords; it seemed to me as if a cloud habitually hung on their brow, and I thought them, serious and almost sad, even in their pleasures.
Readers who prefer a pithier but algebraic presentation of the argument which follows will find it in the Appendix.
The pithier the better: "The basic idea that all of us ought to have tattooed on some visible appendage is that the best editorials focus on a single idea.
What it shows is their recognition that the mind-reality issue was more complicated than their pithier formulations implied.
It's entirely possible, then, that there were bigger stories this year that we didn't recognize, better and worse examples than the ones that appear in our "Best & Worst," and quotes pithier than we ever imagined.