Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Man

Man, n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.

2005 Update: One who makes up for wanting sensitivity by wanting servility.-Bill Barbour

Congratulations to everyone who entered the contest. Please look for another contest this summer.

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8 comments:

plucky said...

How up lifting/./...;.

Doug said...

Look here, Plucky, you want rays of sunshine there's stay-at-home-mom blogs all over the internet.

weirsdo said...

Congratulations Bill. Thank you for a fun contest, Doug. I have to go. Pansi is hysterical.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, tell Pansi to play again next time. Besides, I here Pedant Ken sometimes picks up the tab.

Indeterminacy said...

Congratulations Bill! What an elegant definition!

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Karass said...

that's a pretty good definition. did Bill do both the top definition and the update definition or just the update definition? I really enjoyed the first definition. (especially the Canada reference...I personally thought of Texas first :P)

Doug said...

Jin, the top definition is Bierce's and his reference to "the whole habitable earth and Canada" is one of my favorite of his phrases. I rarely miss a chance to crib it when in the company of Canadians or Pacific Northwesterners who I consider related ;)