Friday, September 09, 2005

Gull

Gull, v.t. To tell the sovereign people that if elected you will not steal.

2005 Update: Root of the word Gullible although hardly the only one.

16 comments:

dddragon said...

1. Gull, root of the name Gulliver, which explains why he was in trouble all the time.

2. The nasty shore bird that left a big, white mess on toddler Goa'uld's head.

3. Birds that flock on shopping mall parking lots in Harrisburg, PA, despite being approx. 170 miles from the ocean.

karma said...

actually the masculine of gill, upto which, in the plural, you can be full to if you do not know your own limits

wtvsiwye: Welsh for 'gull', an imaginary small seabird believed to be descendant of Jonathan Livingston

Minka said...

If combined with sea, a really annoying, noisy bird that has the tendency to attack people in Island.
The only reason why we have umbrellas here!
Strangely enough it is also the Icelandic word for gold!!!
I bet ye did not know that :)

Indeterminacy said...

The plural of gall, since these days everyone's trying to one-up everyone else.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Gull v., See Wolf in bird clothing.
To steal, as french fries from babies.
To impose on, as use the toilet facilities that people happen to be wearing as clothing at the time.
To trick, as in getting people to look upward so as to deposit droppings in their eyes.

Tom & Icy said...

"Gull..." I tried to growl with my mouth full.

Doug said...

Poor, Goa'uld! Was she evil before that?

So, I get soaked to the gulls, Karma?

Monika, you remind me of a funny story. I was at Mono Lake in Eastern California helping a geologist when some gulls flew down and landed on a rock. I said "Cool, a seagull!" The geologist, an educated man, said "That's not a seagull. Seagulls live at the sea. That's a gull." I said, "Well, it looks like a seagull!"

You're right indie. We need a plural of the plural for gall. Maybe gaggle?

Funny, TLP. I have several of those habits.

Icy, I have that problem all the time.

pia said...

This is a joke definition, right?

Modern variation; to proudly steal the election from the sovereign people

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Sreekesh Menon said...

a misspelled dull

LeesahEm. said...

gull-the sad creature that kids foolishly try to feed alka seltzer to, hoping that they will blow up.
Not that I've ever done that!
nmllygnx-anomally gen xer.

Jamie Dawn said...

Back to back aggressive birds.
Have you ever tried to have a nice, relaxing picnic at the beach? Gulls are meaner that geese. At least I was offering the bread to that mean goose, but gulls just dive down and steal it.
I'm feeling an urge to watch "The Birds."

veej said...

"Do not gull unto others as you would that they should gull unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." [ ehm...an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw, 1898]

cvlmf: the big, white mess on toddler Goa'uld's head.

Sar said...

Gull: I recall there being a flock of them by the Sea in the '80s.

Doug said...

Pia, that was a gift. Thanks.

Sreekesh, what's a dull? I'm wondering if I should defend myself.

Masil, how could you?

J.D. I tried to have an ice cream cone on Santa Monica Pier last year almost lost a finger with it.

Veej, you're back! Welcome, friend. Shaw, impressive.

OK, Sar, Flock of Seagulls story. My brother, Andy, was an usher at The Hollywood Bowl in High School. Flock of Seagulls, FOS to cool hollywoody folk, came to play in all their hair. Andy wondered all night what L.O.L.A. stood for.

Sar said...

Lucky Andy. Though I'm wondering what it stands for too. LOLA as in the Kinks? Look Out L.A.? Laugh Out Loud Andy?

Btw, Space Age Love Song is one of my all time favs. I actually wore out my cassette tape listening to it so much. I'm such an '80s geek.

Doug said...

Sar, "'ello L.A."