Monday, September 05, 2005

Labor

Labor, n. One of the processes by which A acquires property for B.

2005 Update: A noble alternative to working.

Happy Labor Day, Ev'rybody.

25 comments:

dddragon said...

Labor, n. Announcing the arrival of children.

ekime: when Actonbell's husband Ekim is online.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Labor, v. The act of impersonating a minority.

This one isn't nearly as loaded as it seems...or is it?

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karma said...

that thing in the pit of your stomach you must endure in order to ingest the fruits of success

trekcqhc: bad payment in exchange for walking on hostile terrain

actonbell said...

haha, 3D.
Labor-our punishment for being born human.

Sar said...

Ya gotta love a country that delcares a holiday in honor of working.

Taking full advantage of the holiday, I'll leave my comment at that.

vurpgp - the involuntary reaction of the group to my comment.

Doug said...

Dddragon, I expected that definition to be third or fourth. Well done! Cool that you got your brother-in-law as a verifier.

Exactly, Karma, a donut.

Actonbell, I don't know about you but this is the last time I make that mistake.

Sure do, Sar. Especially one where no-one takes a vacation. I made more of an "eep" sound.

pia said...

labor: that what is supposed to be done for love but is usually done to ensure love; as in "if you don't bring home the bacon you aren't getting any...."

Goa'uld said...

Labor, n. What the Goa'uld force their humans slaves to do (example: mining for Naquada).

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Labor, n., from the old sing for one's supper.
Drudgery in a blue collar. Pain usually for someone else's gain.

Doug said...

Whoops, sorry Gabriel. I'd say it just got loaded.

Pia, any what?

Goa'uld, I get so tired of mining for Naquada. The edges always scrape my knees, the drills are too heavy and coffee breaks every three days? Please!

Tan Lucy, sounds like you're with Bierce on this one.

AP3 said...

I'm with actonbell.... Labor is a joke that humans play on ourselves because we've forgotten how to be proper animals.

dddragon said...

Labor, n. the political party that advocates workers' interests. (Well, everything's politicalized now, ain't it?)

lrnoooz: lemme snoooze five more minutes, pleeeeze!

Tom & Icy said...

the effort of finding a place to sleep in peace

a4g said...

Labor, n. An activity of such supreme good and beneficence that others are willing to pay cash money for it. It refines the soul and hardens the will against immorality. It sweeps clean the devil's playground.

As such, it is generally avoided whenever possible.

(and yes, blogging from the office)

Doug said...

AP3, you should see my house.

Yes, Dddragon everything is. Are you sure that's what the Labor Party advocates?

Icy, I love that definition. Reminds me of the old saw of "He ain't afraid at work, he can sleep right next to it."

Me too, a4g.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Labor,n. What we call work we don't like, but either way the Italians have found a way to do it better.

Minka said...

labor, n.
1) the painful journey from uterine contaction to delivery, also called the miracle of life
2) people that have complains like " my wallet is too small for my fifties and my diamond shoes are too tight" can´t define this word
3) trying to comment cleverly on a blog close to midnight!

dddragon said...

Doug: that's what googling for the definition came up with!

A Little Bar of Soap said...

Laborliness is next to cleanliness is next to Godliness! Praise be to Jesus!

karma said...

labour: if you add a 'u' to it as in the Queen's English, it's what the Brits made us do for 200 years :(

yqokr: a resident Quaker from NY

Doug said...

Alice, by "do it better" you mean less often? The blurring effect was criminal, by the way,

Monika, very funny definitions today. Regarding your second definition, that's why I can't define investment.

Dddragon, that's a pretty credible source. My apologies for asking.

Praise be, Soapy.

Karma, you guys are lucky they didn't make you do labor. That's hard work. I think you should get an English maid, by the way.

Jamie Dawn said...

Labor: Dreaded but nearly always rewarded.

dddragon said...

doug: no prob. I was curious what Google would do with it, and the US Dept of Labor was number one. That made me curious, so I asked define: labor party, it came up with the Israeli Labor Party first (and second).

Interesting how we learn things!

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, by nearly always you mean...I don't want to start something without knowing the odds.

Dddragon, it surely is. Interesting how that came up. My cynicism was based on the British Labor Party.

Jamie Dawn said...

Exactly right.