Monday, June 13, 2005

Litigant

Litigant, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

2005 Update: See Citizen.

15 comments:

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Litigant, adj. A little gaunt, generally from stress and/or unneccesary justice.

Oh...and I finally updated.

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Manjusha said...

Bierce's definition for Litigation is a riot! I can't wait to see your twist if you ever get around to posting that one.

Doug said...

Gabriel, great definition. Unnecessary justice is just a great turn of phrase.

Manjusha, I hate disappoint, but that's it.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

Update after finger in custard incident: person who retains another's bones in hopes of skinning him too.

Tom & Icy said...

I'm still upset over yesterday when Ambrose threw a rock to kill a dog. That's litigable from my view!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Frankly, I think that in this case Ambrose can't be beaten. (But maybe he should be for throwing that rock. I dunno.)

Sar said...

Not to be confused with the urban slang for what's going on / happening / up.

"Yo! Sup Doug, what's litigaten'?"

Doug said...

Gnat, that is fantastic.

Icy, it wasn't Bierce it was a doctor. Bite a doctor. You'll feel better.

Tan Lucy, I agree and Manjusha's right. Litigation's a great one. Stay tuned.

Sar, you are correct. I don't think that's a reference to Bierce. Maybe Twain.

Sreekesh Menon said...

i cant think of anything to say, does that make me guilty?

karma said...

sticks and stones my dear

karma said...

... and why is your dog looking at me like that? i am not throwing him a bone

Doug said...

Sreekesh, just please don't show up in your pajamas and a captain's coat.

Karma, he probably read your post today. Made us all hopeful.

Indeterminacy said...

My feeble attempt, and I know it's somewhat limited:

A person clever enough to make the mental leap from coffee spiller to millionaire.

Sreekesh Menon said...

then dress up like a king , forget the nose at home, call up a male rapper in a dress and make him sing a song.

Comfort Addict said...

One of a pair of gamblers with the dice of misfortune and ambition. As in all gambling, the house always wins.