Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Siren

Siren, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus from a life on the ocean wave. Figuratively, any lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance.

2005 Update: A scurrilous term for an honest broker who simply trades what a man hasn't for whatever he has.

4 comments:

Manjusha said...

Here's another one..

Siren: Eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills

Now isn't that pretty sight?

Doug said...

I'd give everything to an eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs and permanent external gills. Even give up life on the Ocean Waves.

pia said...

Can you change broker to lawyer?

Just kidding

Doug said...

What's in it for me, Pia?