Saturday, April 27, 2013

Today's Word - Diplomacy

The dictionary fails to define it thusly:


[dih-ploh-muh-see] Show IPA

1. the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
2. the art or science of conducting such negotiations.
3. skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact: Seating one's dinner guests often calls for considerable diplomacy.

Well,  the actual meaning is to either pay them off to not do something or convince them the price they will pay will be too outrageous if they do what you what you don't want them to do.  

It has nothing to do with people playing 'nicey-nice' and getting others to see your point of view.

When we talk about diplomacy, we're not talking about dinner guests, we're talking about the boy nuclear war dreamer in N. Korea or the whackjobs in Iran.

Here's a cat performing some Diplomacy with some house spiders.


  1. That crazy kitty is the perfect graphic for discussing diplomacy!

  2. Gunboats and diplomacy, foreign relations at its finest.

    1. Ronald Reagan - Diplomacy at it's finest too.

  3. That's one beautiful pussy you have there, Kid.

    Nothing like a lively little pussy to lighten up your life, is here? ;-)