Friday, April 29, 2005

Politeness

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

2005 Update: A silken glove around a rusty hook.

12 comments:

The Complimenting Commenter said...

I'm taking it to a whole new level! No rusty hook. I like the comedy of your updated definitions. Nice job.

Doug said...

CC, thanks. So, a satin glove around thin air? Even truer, Thanks for the complimentary comment.

Sreekesh Menon said...

a civil act, almost a law.

Doug said...

Nice pun, Sreekesh.

pia said...

Great definition.

You've been tagged by me to come to my site and take the challenge.

karma said...

by hook or by crook, this one's going in my book ;))

Anonymous said...

Sometimes politeness isn't hypocrosy at all. I try to be sincere in my politeness. Sometimes I fail, other times I succeed. I can't be the only one.

Also for what it's worth I'm going to stop commenting on "Blogger" blogs because I don't feel I should have to register in order to leave my link. It's likely that a lot of others feel the same way.

Jack Jones

monkeymaids.com

Doug said...

Pia, I'm flattered and I'll be right there and it.
Karma, I'm delighted
Jack, thanks for the comment.

"Your righteous indignation is duly noted. Now sit down!" Robert Duvall in Network.

Indeterminacy said...

So true.

Doug said...

Thanks, Indeterminacy

Andrew said...

Very true!

Doug said...

And thanks, Andrew. You're not my brother are you?