Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Auctioneer

Auctioneer, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue.

2005 Update: A facilitator of commerce between a scoundrel and an optimist. Practically a cabinet position.

22 comments:

karma said...

well, you got to pick a pocket or two. and i get to be the first. yayyy!

planetmoron said...

2) A congressman setting policy with advice from his supporters.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Well heck. You did so good, I can't comment. Except to say, "You did very well on this one!"

Doug said...

Karma, and I'm second ;-)

Planetmoron, good one. A Deputy Chief of Staff, too.

Tan Lucy, that's a very acceptable comment. Thanks. Am I forgiven for "Litigation?"

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Auctioneer, n. Early rural practioners of rap music.

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Solace Cai said...

I always thought an auctioneer was the guy willing to sell his own mother for a good potato.....

actonbell said...

These are fab-I prefer the first def. slightly.

Doug said...

Gabriel and Solace, thanks great definitions.

Welcome especially to Solace Cai, I think you're new here. I enjoy your site. I'll have to drop by and see if you redesigned.

Lucinda, I never should have waken Ambrose. Thanks, as always. Me, too by the way.

Sar said...

Doug - I like your definition, and methinks you may have had me in the back of your mind when you added your footnote to it. :)

BTW - I also like how you've dubbed us "friends & editors". Very appropriate.

dddragon said...

My DH has been banned from neighborhood auctions. His pocket is easily picked.

Doug said...

Thanks, Sar and we finally know the truth- Sar is Karl Rove

dddragon, DH="dear husband?"

Sar said...

You're really too kind - to think little ole (note I refuse to call myself old!) me yielding that kind of brilliance and power. There is the thing about the shoe, but has anyone ever actually seen Karl Rove's shoes?

Doug said...

I just assumed he wore red stilettos.

Sar said...

Perhaps, but the shoe in question is black with a hot pink accent.

Doug said...

Damn these ancient eyes of mine. Donald Rumsfeld, then?

Dog Face Girl said...

I don't get it.

Tom & Icy said...

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN was really funny! He might add to that the guy who calls horse races.

Doug said...

Dog Face Girl, I think Alien Guy needs your attention, but thanks for commenting. You're a doll.

Tom & Icy, if you have a high tolerance for profanity, follow the link on right marked "The arch-? Gabriel." I think you'll like how he does his blog and he's witty and smart and daring and furry like Icy.

karma said...

darling, you are second to none :P

Doug said...

:p, yourself, Karma

weirsdo said...

DEAR Mr. Dog!!!!
I would absolutely adore to define thingy or any other like you know stuff on your blog!!!!!!
LUV,
PANSI!!!!!

Doug said...

OK, Pansi I'll email you with the details.