Tuesday, March 20, 2007

J is for juxtapose

Juxtapose deserves to be the word of the day for many reasons.

I mean, just look at it. Juxtapose. Juxtapose. Juxtapose.

Earlier in life I always heard "Just suppose" when someone would say "juxtapose." Though you can get away with this misunderstanding, you don't get quite get the meaning.

Juxtapose: To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

For example, after watching Oliver Stone's "Nixon" I might say, "Juxtaposed to Bush, Nixon didn't look so bad!"

What other fun things can be juxtaposed? Your imagination is the limit!

  • Smooth, creaminess of hummus jxtpsd with warm, toasted pita bread = :)
  • Relaxing embrace of sedatives jxtpsd with the screeching sound of a dentist drill = :(

  • You get the idea. . .

    There's apparently a low-brow art rag called "Juxtapoz." Chock full of misogyny (isn't that the hallmark of high-brow art?) I did find this interesting pic & decided to rip it off. In the name of women everywhere.

    Interesting juxtaposition.

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