Monday, May 02, 2005

Teetotaler

Teetotaler, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.

2005 Update: Someone in whom the weakness for alcohol succumbs to the temptation of pride. This makes the teetotaler a member of that great class of humanity which opts for the deadly sin when a venal one is available.

10 comments:

london cokehead said...

Yep !!

Sixlegged said...

But the two aren't mutually exclusive. I have no problem pulling "moral superiority" on people when I'm hammered! Cheers, and thanks for stopping by!

Doug said...

Cokehead, I would have expected at least five exclamation marks from you. Thanksforcommenting!!!!!
Sixlegged, you make an excellent point!

Miss Krys said...

I'm just so glad that you used "Someone in whom ..." so many people don't understand the concept of the objective form of who and the fact that prepositions do not belong at the end of sentences or questions! However, I my dear am not a teetotaler as everclear is my toxin of choice.

Clublint said...

So... are we drinking or what then?

Deb

Doug said...

Miss Krys, I consider myself an afficianado of objectionable forms. As sixlegged pointed out, pride and drink are also available buffet-style.
Deb, and all the other commenters- this round's on me.

finnegan said...

venality goeth before the wagon...or something to that effect.

Doug said...

And it makes for one powerful ox, Finnegan

Rachel said...

Excellent update on Bierce!

Doug said...

Thanks, Rachel