[extropy-chat] blatant self aggrandizement

scerir scerir at libero.it
Tue Jan 30 13:33:04 UTC 2007

Google translates autoincensamento as self-praise.
I guess that gets the meaning over, 
but it loses a lot in translation.  :)
Self-aggrandizement (with a hyphen) 
is a much richer term in English
than mere self-praise.

# We also have 'automagnificazione',
but it is a bit obsolete.

In the "Memoirs" (1562) Benvenuto Cellini writes 
"shining light . . . seen over my shadow . . . 
and it appears to the greatest advantage 
when the grass is moist with dew."  
He attributed his early morning 'halo' to
"the wondrous ways of providence toward me."
[picture above is not a Cellini's 'halo',
it rather represents a 'glory']

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