Monday, October 17, 2005

Rural

Rural, adj. Mud, hogs, and badly cooked food.

2005 Update: Innocent from 30,000 feet above.

26 comments:

Sar said...

30,000 feet above, huh? You must be on cloud 9 with last night's win sending your Sox to the World Series. As well you should -- congrats, Doug! :)

GO WHITE SOX!

Rural: any place that isn't equipped to provide cable television and WiFi for the fans who can't attend the World Series.

Minka said...

rural: its people think that urban is a mere collection of syllables

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Rural,adj., Countrified, such as flowers, grass, and wonderfully cooked food. Also see Hick.

GO WHITE SOX!

Tom & Icy said...

Nature struggling to survive.

karma said...

do they have a legend there as well?

Doug said...

I'm pretty high, Sar. Thanks.

Monika, welcome home. I think in Iceland they may be right.

TLP, I'm with you on the food. I mean, yes 'ma'am.

Icy, the odds are better in town.

Haha, Karma, you have no idea.

AP3 said...

What sar said!

Jamie Dawn said...

Rural: One of the words my Hubby gets tripped up trying to say. He had an Elmer Fudd speech problem as a kid, and it tends to show up now and then on words like rural, railroad tracks, etc. Our kids crucify him over it, and he's a good sport about it, because it is weally funny.

Sreekesh Menon said...

what u dont know till it hits you!

Andrew Donaldson said...

Rural, adj. 1. How New York City residents refer to the rest of the world. 2. Not possessed of the disadvantages of modern culture. 3. Not having cable. 4. A word that makes many urban dwellers think of the movie Deliverance.

Doug said...

Thanks, Aral. I guess after posting about people's orifices no further creativity is due today.

Jamie Dawn, my dad has trouble with L. We were hiking with my dogs Saturday and Walela was playing with a strange dog. Dad called her a "bully" which everyone heard as "boy" leading to great misunderstanding and comic effect.

Sreekesh, a wall?

Andrew, for me it's Banjo or another word that starts with "b."

Semisweet1 said...

rural, adj: describing places, objects or attributes, the existence of which is highly questioned. See also: small farmer, good manners in public, interesting television programs, Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

LeesahEm. said...

rural-where doors are still left unlocked, you check up on your neighbors, the corner store will still let you have a charge account, and in the furthest corner-somebody is cooking up meth.

Doug said...

S, nice to hear from you. Very good. And arcane. A for arcane.

Beautiful, Masil. Hahahahaha.

Princess Wild Cow said...

Rural: The place you moved before everyone decided to join in the joys of solitude.

Rio said...

my home, and as much as i do enjoy my new urban habitat sometimes i just have to say " i'm from the country and i like it that way" i listen to country music- its true.

rural: happy driving 40 or less

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Rural, adj. Inconvenienced by progress.

And yes, Doug, my new series has finally begun.

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a4g said...

Rural, adj. Describing the precise distance from Urban Sophistication where an exceedingly complex, intractable problem appears to have a simple solution.

Doug said...

Put up a parking lot, didn't they, Princess? Delighted to see you.

Rio, I've been libing in L.A. five years and still get criticized for driving like a farmer.

Gabriel, if progress ain't inconvenient nothin is.

a4g, true although someone could define ghetto the same way and its usually a lot closer. Maybe the inverse-square law is underestimated in policy-making.

Minka said...

Thank you Doug. It is nice to be back. My sister doesn´t have a computer and she is not having any of that technology stuff...she is quite rural that way :)

actonbell said...

rural-describing boring places where people put old, filthy couches on their porches and sit on them until they rot, because they have nothing else. You can't see that from 30,000 feet, unless there's a hole in the roof of the porch.

rural-hidden away, so the rest of the country doesn't have too see and feel guilty about the poverty there.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

rural,adj - describing of a kingdom where John Deere Rules and where deer have space so as not to run into my car.

Doug said...

Monika, that's pretty urbane.

Actonbell, that's funny. I don't feel too guilty. I used to work for the suckers.

So, Alice, roadkill is a choice?

weirsdo said...

Differently polluted.

Michael K. Willis said...

Good one. So very true.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, that's a fact.

Michael, of course it's true. I practically plagiarized you.