Thursday, September 15, 2005

Fashion

Fashion, n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.

2005 Update: . The muse of elective surgery.

34 comments:

dddragon said...

i just KNEW this would be the word for today, yet I did not prepare for it.

hmmmmmmm

Fashion: a seventh sense that either blesses or encumbers.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Fashion, n. Uniforms denoting class, aranged by taste.

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PS If anyone has had trouble logging on to my site lately, the problem has been repaired. This has been a Public Disservice Announcement.

Sar said...

Fashion: Adding one's individual taste and creativity to the adages "dress for success" and "dress the part". The '80s were a fashion anomoly, however.

Doug said...

Didn't you, Dddragon? I was tempted to promise it but I wasn't sure I could think of anything. I came up with four, though. Each a little lamer than the last. This was the last.

Sounds pretty martial, gabriel. Are you sure? Thanks for the notice.

Sar, how did I know you'd have a positive response to the word? Thank you.

dddragon said...

doug: I'm also trying to figure out/why how TLP came up with her comment yesterday - did she manuever you into making Fashion today's word? Maybe I missed something.

Sar said...

How well you know me, Doug! My first instinct was to write:

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accesorize...especially the shoes! ;)

Minka said...

fashion, n. a trend that is always bound to return. There is just so much new you can do to a pair of trousers!

Doug said...

Dddragon, I never figured it out either and I'm hoping she'll explain. And yes. I am but her instrument.

Sar, you mean like tie 'em?

Monika, you mean like wash 'em?

AP3 said...

I ain't got none...

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

By the way, Doug, I hadn't yet mentioned how much I like your new avatar.

Maybe one of these days, I will.

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Shirazi said...

Happy to join the party.

AP3 said...

uh oh... another earworm:

There's a brand new dance
But I don't know it's name
That people from bad homes
Do again and again
It's big and it's bland
Full tension and fear
They do it over there
But we don't do it here

Fashion - Turn to the left
Fashion - Turn to the right
We are the goon squad
And we're coming to town
Beep-beep - Beep-beep

LeesahEm. said...

fashion-the opiate of the masses for the shallow

Doug said...

Aral, that's one more thing we have in common, birth sign, musical taste and lesbianism being the others. If I'd known you were going to bring David Bowie in here, I wish the word had been fame or Pressure.

Why, I'll look forward to that, Gabriel. This icon is a weeklong tribute to Goa'uld.

Shirazi, I'm delighted that you did. Meet some of my other friends. Friends, this is Shirazi and her site is terrific. There's a link on the right.

Masil, that's my exact claim to depth.

Indeterminacy said...

Fashion: The merry-go-round of taste. (I like Masil's definition)

karma said...

it's all about dressing, with passion

what, no word verifier to go with my Gucci sunglasses?

karma said...

that guy is scaring me. wave some garlic in front of him please?

Doug said...

Me too, Indie.

Karma, no more verifiers until the spammers return. Gabriel was having trouble working it into his lifestyle. You can't mean Indie! Well, I guess you could mean Indie, but if you don't recognize him you should be reading his site.

karma said...

i mean the guy who chased Willie away

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Fashion, n.
An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of dress and social interaction.

First time I've been on a PC today. So I'm late. I should have guessed that you'd do this word, but I'm not functioning at my highest level right now. So lame def. inspite of "should have been prepared."

I swear that yesterday when I looked at your profile page that you had changed the occupation to fashion. You and the girls got together to tease me on this, right? I'm not getting senile, right?

a4g said...

I will never be convinced that the definition of fashion, n. has no place for stained printed tees and disintegrating Chuck Taylors.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

fashion, n. Simply a recyling of the customary, and one way to keep track of the popular culture of any given time in history.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

Worship of fashion is just another form of worshipping Mammon. Devil, get thee OUT!

Doug The Una said...

Karma, he's here just to tomorrow.

TLP IS NOT CRAZY! Doug The Una lists Fashion as his industry, mainly because it requires very little memory.

That is such good news, a4g. What's a Chuck Taylor?

Yes, Alice. It's a shroud society stitches itself.

Soapy, this is one of those times I agree with you.

Shirazi said...

Fashion -- Deviation from what has been working fine so far. No?

Sreekesh Menon said...

a feel better clause.

Doug said...

Shirazi, deviation is a key word, yes.

Shreekesh you have too little faith in the substance of thin cloth.

AP3 said...

A ha! So, Bowie it is.

I'm glad to see that TLP isn't insane, by the way.

Doug said...

Me too, Aral, but also a little sad to see who is.

fluff said...

fashion is the illusion that wearing these shoes I am now different from others but most of all from the person that is me when I don't wear these shoes. this is also the foundation of our civilization.

Comfort Addict said...

A sense of style best seen from a distance.

Jamie Dawn said...

fashion: The hospital gowns of the NC Baptist Hospital.
They are the rage!

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