Friday, May 13, 2005

Presentable

Presentable, adj. Hideously appareled after the manner of the time and place.

In Boorioboola-Gha a man is presentable on occasions of ceremony if he have his abdomen painted a bright blue and wear a cow's tail; in New York he may, if it please him, omit the paint, but after sunset he must wear two tails made of the wool of a sheep and dyed black.

2005 Update: Wearing underwear, if at all, beneath one's clothes and smelling passably sober.

18 comments:

weirsdo said...

How far we've come.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Presentable, adj. Cleanly rinsed and shaven for the slaughter.

Stuffing is optional

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Doug said...

Professor Weirsdo, ironically I'm nostalgic for higher standards of hygiene and dress even though I never looked right and don't today.

Gabriel, as always, great contribution.

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Andria said...

smelling sober= a challenge but the tails are probably a breeze

Doug said...

Livinglikekings, welcome back. Nice to see you again.

Hi, Braidwood.

andria, I guess it all depends on how much you want to be presentable.

Lenwood said...

Hey Hey! This is good news, I'm presentable after all!

Doug said...

Sure, Lenwood. It's all a matter of setting the right standard.

Comfort Addict said...

Meeting the expectations of those you expect to meet. By the way, Doug, thanks for the books (that was truly cool of you).

Doug said...

Not at all, Comfort Addict, I got a great post on a hard word and reeled in a first-rate commenter. The books were just bait.

weirsdo said...

Mrs. Weirsdo is not a professor. My cousin Dr. Minnie Strator and her had words. Mrs. Weirsdo is hard to get along with.
DR. Weirsdo is still a professor. He had that tenure thingy.

Sreekesh Menon said...

speaking and looking good so much so that others would follow.

Doug said...

Pansi, thank you for clarifying. I thought Weirsdo was Dr. Weirsdo and Mrs. Weisdo was Mrs. Weirsdo. You are a sunbeam on a cave painting.

Sree, your standards are so much higher than mine.

karma said...

hic ... what?

Doug said...

Karma, you're always presentable.

Atalanta said...

One out of two ok? ;)

Doug said...

Atalanta, of course, but if you drink, no golden apples.