Thursday, July 21, 2005

Acerbity

Acerbity, n. The quality that distinguishes the disposition of Deacon Fitch from a crab-apple.

2005 Update: The distinction between a satirical lexicographer and a mere saint.

22 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

Dreaming you're touring Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and waking up to find the dog on the pillow with its butt in your face.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Acerbity, n. Relative ontological acidity levels, caused by imbalanced truth to bile ratio.

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pia said...

the ratio between truth and bull as determined by a computer meter.

Thanks for the birthday shout out!

Doug said...

Tom & Icy, what was the Oompa-Loompa?

Great diagnosis, Gabriel.

You're welcome, Pia, I hope it was grand. Computers aren't proving very clever at measuring that ratio.

mornigndew said...

Nice seeing u again Doug! I like the new look on this blog...but the dark was ok also!

Acerbity! I can only smile!

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Acerbity, n- a term one uses when discussing the taste of a vagina which goes without saying as
Acerb; adj- used by ladies when referring to the ph of their vagina as the term acid is scary to potential lovers.

Salvador Banana (dolly) said...

Miss Smart Alic: That is a truly tasteless comment! Like I told you, leave your number.

Doug said...

Morningdew, smile and the world smiles with you.

Jiminy Christmas, Alice! Don't wanna know what the world does with you! Yeah, and please leave your number.

Salvador Banana, welcome!

a4g said...

Acerbity, n. A garbled pronunciation of absurdity that occurs when one accidentally drops the light laughter and reveals the soul.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

LOL. *loving the definition and the comments. Oh, Alice, you go girl!

Jamie Dawn said...

There's a number of ways one could pronounce that word. My preference is to start it off with ass.

Doug said...

a4g, that's a great definition. The last phrase is more apt than Webster.

As for the rest of you scoundrels and scoundrelesses, I'm about to offer myself to Little Bar of Soap. Perfectly good word and all you people can think about are orifices! GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!!!

Sreekesh Menon said...

a little touchy!

Tom & Icy said...

The gynecologist comes home from work and says: "Had a hard day at the orifice!"

AP3 said...

I don't know how you can be so clever day after day, Doug!

LeesahEm. said...

A post in my honor? Well, I guess I can only be honored!
acerbity-the state of mind the day before a rectal exam.

karma said...

I was a part-time junkie until acerbity in my ass

Doug said...

Sreekesh, you want on my list too?!?!?!?!

Icy, that's an oldie but a goodie. Wasn't that what his wife said?

Aral, acerbic acid supplements. (and thank you)

Et tu, Lisa?

Karma, that's over my head. Pun intended.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

*wiping tears from my eyes from laughing*
You guys are slaying me.

Doug said...

:-), Tan Lucy

Comfort Addict said...

Sometimes simple bad temperament, sometimes medicine we'd best take.

Doug said...

Comfort Addict, yup.