1. says

    Not sure, but it seems to me that it’s probably a bad effort at a recursive pun.

    “living philosophically” is sometimes shorthand for living a “considered” or “well considered” life, something praised by philosophers since at least classical Greece and Socrates, who famously said that they unexamined life is not worth living:

    ὁ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ

    It’s also been given other names, like “living mindfully”.

    So how is this a recursive pun (or an attempt at one?)

    Well, the character is “the philosoraptor” as a portmanteau/pun on “philosopher velociraptor”.

    I think they’re trying to reset the root word to “philosoraptor” then create an adjective out of that, then swap back “veloci” for “philoso” to try to create the recursive pun.

    So, if it would be “philosophically”, then the pun form, to my mind, would something like, “velociraptorally”, but with words so twisted and retwisted, I can kinda sorta see it with “velociraptorously”.

    Anyway, that’s my best guess.

  2. says

    Oh and I don’t have any ideas at all about where the “wouldst thou” comes from.

    And, of course, I’m not necessarily right. It’s just what comes most readily to my mind. The only other thing I can even think of that might work is “live victoriously” but I’m not sure that’s ever been a thing. At least not in philosophy, whence Philosoraptor is supposed to draw inspiration.

  3. says

    Twas a bad effort indeed. I can see how, by the way I titled this, you may have thought I was wondering about the meaning of the meme. I was actually just saying I don’t know what to post, in my weary state, so this. I made the meme myself in a quicky internet meme generator during a conversation where I randomly referred to life’s difficulties as “velociraptorous” (pick my subconscious for that one), and then, thinking of the quote from “The VVitch,” I put it together. The movie quote is, “Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?,” spoken by a devilish goat. I’ve never seen it, but the quote itself is low key meme fodder.

  4. invivoMark says

    For what it’s worth, I shared this with my partner who loved The Vvitch and also loves dinosaurs. It was well received. You’ve brightened someone’s day for sure.

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