Saturday, June 25, 2005

Filial

Filial, adj. In such a manner as to placate the parental purse.

2005 Update: In a concentration of love, hate, scorn, frustration, impatience, envy, admiration, expectation, condescension, confidence, exaltation, mistrust, misunderstanding, disappointment, disdain and dyspepsia superior to fraternal and inferior to parental.

27 comments:

karma said...

the first time i rode a filial, she threw me on the ground

A Little Bar of Soap said...

Do you ever read the Good Book? You seem to like words. Perhaps you should read the Good Word sometime.

Dog Face Girl said...

I don't get all those funny looking words. Is this a Spanish lesson or something?

Nony Mitchell said...

Okay...so I have to start keeping a dictionary on my desk so that I can decipher your definitions...well actually I only had to look up one word..;-)

Great work....

dddragon said...

Isn't everything inferior to parental?

And can a person with parents AND children ever win?

Tom & Icy said...

Sounds somewhat like sibling rivalry

Dusty Daddy of Icy said...

Maybe Ambrose was a captist, like placating and all.

Hippy That Looks Like Jesus said...

There was a lot of oxymorons in our family, too.

albino squirrel said...

The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree

Sar said...

Disobediency and rebellion are cool until you're the parent; then expectations of offspring turn to that of filial, docile behavior.

Doug said...

Karma, same thing happened to me the first time I rode a...

Little Bar of Soap, I actually do but I'm not very funny when I write about it.

¿Que dice, figura de perra?

Dyspepsia, Spiritdancer? I found it in another definition by Bierce and I've wanted to use it ever since. Find a way to put it on your site, you'll feel better.

Maybe, dddragon, but that's not how I'm betting.

Tom & Icy, now I wish I'd used fraternal in place of romantic. You guys inspire me to edit.

Dusty, Bierce is remembered as an athiest, but he could have just been a smart Captist.

Hippy, glad you could stop by after preparing the sacrament of the Lord's Feast with Soapy.

Albino, your tree is sure producing acorns like crazy.

Sar, may your expectations be met better than my mother's were.

actonbell said...

Wow. The word filial sounds like it's applying for a patent.

Tom & Icy said...

To err is human, to edit is divine

Doug said...

That's really funny, Actonbell. Are you Lucinda's cousin?

Caught that, huh Icy? Good Dog!

Sar said...

Yours and mine both, Doug.

Doug said...

Come on, she expected more than Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard University?

karma said...

teehee, haha ;))

dddragon said...

at first I thought you had typed "filth" - that word keeps popping up EVERYwhere these days ...

weirsdo said...

Short form of filiamental: hanging on by a thin, sometimes incandescent, wire.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Isn't "dyspepsia" an antacid of some sort?

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Doug said...

Karma, ;-)

Dddragon, not just the word either. Thank God we're getting a decency code from our Government,

Weirsdo, great metaphor. Like a violin strng?

Gabriel, Dyspepsia is why you take an antacid of some sort.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Huh? I'm feeling so ignorant.

Tom & Icy said...

Your relationship with you dogs is what filial is all about -- we're just parents to you!

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, it must be poor writing.

Icy, that would be funny if it weren't true. Gotta go, Walela says the kitchen's a mess.

Sar said...

Doug - thanks for the reality check! BTW, in response to Gabriel's comment, I thought it was some kind of soda.

Anonymous said...

She is not, ughs....well maybe sometimes when you are dyspepsic!

Doug said...

Momma! I have no idea what you were trying to say, but delighted to see you write.