Paramythia (pa-ra-mee’-thi-a): An expression of consolation and encouragement.

You can’t win ’em all. Look, you’re only 17 years old. Forget about politics for the next 20 years!

Look, Uncle George wasn’t anything at all his whole life until he was in his 40s, then, presto, like magic he was Governor of Texas and President of the USA. Like your uncle, you ought to dedicate your youth to cocaine, alcohol, Country Western Dancing, and screwing up oil companies. These are developmental experiences and will prepare you for a later life of public service.

Now, chin up. Have a beer. Relax.

Ha Ha!

Have another beer!

You’ll get there–take it from your Grand Daddy (do not listen to your Aunt Laura–she’s a stick in the mud & doesn’t know the difference between a bad time, lunch time, and happy hour).

Here’s to you, boy! “May your youthful indiscretions prepare you to lead the United States of America into the next Cold War.”

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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