Thankery

Being thanked is in some ways harder than giving thanks. It can feel a little awkward to be so gratitued. Over-demonstrative hanky-thankery, I think, can seem down-right gratitewd. When it gets to the point where special thanksgivery is required, that’s pure gratefulishness. I mean, just say your peace and sit down — don’t act all thanktified, whether you’re in a thanktuary or not. Otherwise, some thanker management might be in order. Of course, one can expect things to get a little out of hand during a thank holiday, but it’s important to stay thanguine and greetful toward all one’s relatives, however much private thangst one might be feeling. That’s why we feast! It’s all about the gratitouille, the celebration of harvest and plenty — for which, and because of which, we all must be great-full.

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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  1. Thanks, Jean and Lucy. Good to know I wasn’t just amusing myself here. I rather think one or two of these might be useful additions to the lexicon…

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    1. Success! (Sorry for the extra hassle, but this new commenting system really is unmatched in its ability to thwart spam-bots.)

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  2. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha……many tanks and much grittitude for this, Dave.
    Tell me about this commenting system and see my Blaug, pleez! I’m desperate to find some new system to replace the old Haloscan/Echo/JDKit (now gone forever).

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    1. Hi Natalie – Glad you liked this! I’m afraid the comments system wouldn’t work for you — it’s part of a WordPress plugin. Your best bet is probably Disqus, I think.

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  3. Disqus doesn’t work for me unfortunately. I tried it and it does show up but they only allow one box per page so I can’t have comments under more than one post.

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    1. Then I’m afraid it might be time for you to either reconsider the inclusion of comments, or acknowledge the Blogger mirror site as the true blog.

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  4. this is that of which you spoke…clevah

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