Word: Bon Ton


1. sophisticated manners or breeding

2. fashionable society

I have no practice at all in the established rules and procedures or in what is called “bon ton literary language,” and am therefore constrained to write not as ordinary “patented” writers do, to whose form of writing you are in all probability as much accustomed as to your own smell. (Gurdjieff, Beelzebub)

Like a Pianola

Having begun thus, I can now be quite at ease and should even, according to contemporary notions of “religious morality,” be completely assured that from now on everything in this new venture of mine will proceed, as is said, “like a pianola.”

(From Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales)

New metaphor for the mental log. Strange word to use describing mysticism.