Monday, July 18, 2005

Refinement

Refinement, n. Drinking whiskey out of a champagne glass.

2005 Update: A pet-name for irrelevance.

Happy Birthday to Monika!

30 comments:

karma said...

... champagne out of a lady's slipper?

pia said...

White house spokesman giving a straight answer

weirsdo said...

Barbie, fully clothed?

Doug said...

Karma, it depends if she's wearing it at the time.

Ha, Pia, that's a little more than a refinement. Maybe remodeling>

Weirsdo, clothed, captist and chaste.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Having to pay a traffic ticket twice 'cause the money you minted bounced on accounta bein' homemade.

a4g said...

Refinement, n. The act of refining, usually spanning several hours, as one begins a Waking Ambrose definition early in the morning, but does not find the courage to push 'post' until the afternoon.

Doug said...

Funny, TLP. Nice pun.

a4g, please just hit the button. A few typos on your part would make me feel a lot better about myself.

AP3 said...

Does drinking beer out of a champagne glass count?

Minka said...

It is the same as with Eccentric and Crazy, one for the rich, the other for the rest of us. Refinement is to the Queen Of England what snobbery is to me.
Thanx Doug for wishing me a Happy Birthday.

Doug said...

Absolutely, Aral, but you don't want to go by my standards.

Monika, happy birthday again, snob. And here's your present: On her birthday, Monika claimed that 1977 was 26 years ago only to find that her picture made it seem more recent.

LeesahEm. said...

Okay, let me give this a go:
Refinement- Eating the mashed potatoes at KFC with a spork and not spilling gravy on your shirt?
Man, I suck at this game.

Doug said...

I love it. You're grand at this game. Same time tomorrow, third base?

actonbell said...

Refinement is drinking beer out of anything BUT a can, or holding that bottle by the neck as you guzzle it down (pinkie extended, of course).

karma said...

ok, the difference between them and us.

happy birthday Monika!

Jamie Dawn said...

No whiskey for me, thanks. But I will take a Mike's Hard Lemonade in any container.

Sar said...

Happy b-day Monika. :)

*shudder* "whiskey in a champagne glass" - oh the horror! ;

Rio said...

refinement: warm white wine out of the bottle in the jeep after you pushed the cork in and wine spurted all over your white jacket and still going into the restaurant for dinner reaking of wine on your breath and clothes.

Sreekesh Menon said...

sticking a sticker over a sticker.

Doug said...

Actonbell, the pinkie extended may be too refined. You folks are just fancy.

Karma, I assume they are the refined ones. Pretty sure it ain't us.

Jamie Dawn, we offer a wide selection.

Sar, is the horror from the whiskey or the champagne glass?

Rio, that would be exactly the 20-year-old version. At that age I was mostly spilling Wild Turkey from a plastic bottle and taking my date to Denny's. If she was cute.

Sreekesh, a bandage on a crown of thorns?

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

refinement;
Paying for your nyc apartment with money from your old rich drunk nyc city boyfriend Billy Joel.
No I'm not drunk just tired.

Doug said...

That's pretty damned refined, Alice.

Indeterminacy said...

Refinement: The dismantlement of the considerate sensibilities into the golden ideal of boorishness.

Tom & Icy said...

Huh? Refinement? Like that platonic orgy? Buying a Playboy just to read the articles. Or going to the outhouse just to order something from the catalog. Or like when Jimmy Swaggerd went with a prostitute just to save her soul. Or buying a cow when you get the milk free. No, maybe barking up an empty tree just to impress the master. Prancing around with a dog biscuit stuck behind my ear.

Doug said...

Indie, welcome back and great definition. Of course, my knuckles drag.

Tom & Icy, yes, yes, all of those and, maybe, sniffing someone's backside to measure their class. Don't underestimate the soul-saving aspect of the oldest profession. By which I mean blogging.

Minka said...

Karma and Sar, thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday. Doug, I think that was a compliment, but I can´t be sure...i blame language barriers!

Doug said...

Monika, it was meant as a compliment based on your definition but I'll remind you that I never gave you a DDR ID. Given that you taught me English last week, I'll be skeptical about language barriers.

prying1 said...

I agree wit a4g - Typing, cutting and pasting, backspacing, asking opinions of friends and neighbors, praying others will get it and then hittin' the enter key!

Doug said...

Oh, come on y'all! Neither of you should hesitate. I still use your definition of Eucharist. Besides, it's not like you're on payroll.

Comfort Addict said...

A kind of denaturing that purports to enhance but often vitiates.

Doug said...

Comfort Addict, denaturing is one of my favorite words recently. Such a refined way of referring to that process.