excessively harsh and severe
synonyms: strict, extreme, drastic, stringent, tough; cruel, oppressive,
ruthless, relentless, punitive; authoritarian, despotic, tyrannical,
Even though they’re not related, whenever I hear this word,
images of fire-breathing dragons float through my mind.
(Not so much of stretch, since “Draco” is Latin for Dragon)
Do you suppose this is where the term “Dragon Lady” comes from?
A stern, unrelenting, humourless, draconian woman?
[Read about the actual origin of “Dragon Lady” HERE.]
I knew one such person; the principal of the boarding school I attended in ninth grade. Here’s a thought: Why are there no “Dragon Men”? Why do women always have to be the BITCHES?
In any case, those who attempt to inflict their draconian edicts on me are going to get an argument – every time! Just ask my mother; rebel then, rebel still. 😉
“DRACONIAN” is Greek in origin and derives from “Draco”,
who was the first legislator of Athens in the 7th century BC.
He laid down a code of laws that mandated death as punishment for minor crimes.
How do you react to draconian stipulations?
Looking forward to your comments!