Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Imbecility

Imbecility, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary.

2005 Update: That which compelled creation of the social services and governs them still.

23 comments:

dddragon said...

Well, we're about to go out the door this morning, and all I could think of was what websites might be close to this word:
http://www.imbelly.com
http://www.imbecility.com

Goa'uld is calling for us to leave now ...

weirsdo said...

Loved the definitions today. Can only add "Amen," and leave Pansi's picture here.
weirsdo

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Imbecility,n.,
1. The state of being constantly at the end of one's wits. In some cases, it is not far to go.

2. A force unto itself. A thing more difficult to fight against than evil.

Jamie Dawn said...

Boarding up your mobile home and deciding to ride out the storm.

AP3 said...

Great definition, Doug. You know a lot about the social services for someone in the fashion industry!

That word makes me think of the Three Stooges and my brother, Nivek Army Ranger Pez.

I might rant about Garvey, Jackson and the 77 World Series a little later... it will be draining, though, sad memory that it is.

Sar said...

Imbecility is next to senility, especially as it pertains to Dubya.

fluff said...

imbecility, the lack of ability to make life more difficult than it is. :)

Doug said...

Dddragon, the second link is terrific. I'm going to explore that later.

Weirsdo, thanks for the illustration.

Jamie Dawn, that could be an example, yes.

Aral, you are confusing me with Doug the Una who works in Fashion. I am an executive in the social services and imbecile. Didn't mean to take you to the bad place. (See?)

Sar, can I take a shot at your definition? Submitting one's will to the opinion of those without knowledge.

Hah, Ariel. You just paraphrased a favorite of mine, that stupidity is the lack of simplicity.

Doug said...

Ooops, TLP! Sorry! Both of those definitions are good. I suffer the first, and we all seem to suffer imbeciles.

Imbecility, n. Passing a friend without saying hello.

Tom & Icy said...

How I feel trying to think of something to write here

Sreekesh Menon said...

im..ability!

LeesahEm. said...

imbecility-that which makes us wake up each day and think, "Today is going to be a better day."

Doug said...

Icy, I had a benefit you don't have. In my case, the word is self-referential.

Sreekesh, that's very 21st century. You should have my job.

Masil, in my case too there's a fine line between optomism and cognitive disabililty.

actonbell said...

Great definitions! All foolproof.

Minka said...

Imbecile, n. Applied to people acting contrary to ones anal expectations. A word used by Monika in Icelandic traffic every day. Especially during the morning hours, when everybody drives half asleep and I can barely keep my eyes open ;)

a4g said...

Imbecility, n.

1. Honored every fall at the Emmy Awards, and every spring at the Oscars, it is a powerful emulsifying agent, which gives Hollywood the ability to act as an universal donor, via the one common thread that connects us all.

Fred said...

Imbecility synonym? FEMA

Doug said...

Nice pun, Actonbell. Like fish are waterproof.

They're everywhere I drive, too, Monika. Especially when I'm talking on my cellphone.

A rich source, a4g.

Fred, the folks I knew at FEMA in the 90s were bright. What changed?

karma said...

duu-uuhhh?

ycotacjj: a stupid coyote wearing pajamas

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

imbecility,n. Damn public education I though imbecilty was an adjective.

A quality that the teacher of the idiot must possess.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Note to Acton Bell: Nothing can be foolproof, 'cause fools are so ingenius.

Fred said...

Doug, they were bright until we got a dim president. The lower wattage flows downhill...

Doug said...

Karma, who you kiddin'?

Alice, I love it.

I don't know, TLP. Sleeping on someone's lawn because you don't hear her open the garage door, f'rinstance.

Fred, I knew public school was a haven for the intolerant left! Brown was the best possible Director, he just wasn't prepared for a hurricane. I bet if the World Trade Center falls again we're ready.