Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says.
As to the adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
It is not that I believe that there are too many idiots in this world, just that lightning isn't distributed right.
Jim said he believed it was spirits, but I says: no, spirits wouldn't say "dern the dern fog".
We have the best government that money can buy.