Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Omen

Omen, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.

2006 Update: A sparrow in a raven's nest, rumors of war in the East or a cloud that looks like a kitten. Proof that your neighbor has it coming.

44 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Omen, n., A phone call that says that Owen might be coming. See Dread and doom.

Sponge Girl said...

Omen, p.n. One of the more foreboding countries of the United Arab Emirates. Host of Predict This! - the 2006 World Soothsayers' Conference.

Sar said...

Omen: Inexplicably dreadful foreshadowing, especially when a certain freakish boy named Damion is nearby.

karma said...

i'm seeing the glass half full here:

when your ticket number says '666' ... and you go on to win the national sweepstakes ;))

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Omen, n. A sign that you've been watching.


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Doug said...

TLP, as long as there's a backdoor to the garage, you should be ok.

Haha, A. Spo. Predict this, huh?

Sar, I hate that kid too. Let's kick his butt.

Congratulations, Karma

Gabriel, I've seen red clouds and frogs raining from heaven, but I sure didn't expect you to be up at 7.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Omen, n.

A vague sign which occurs which occurs prior to any rather unfortunate event and which allows one to exclaim “I knew it" after the fact.







By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

mireille said...

I got nothing ... but I love yours! xoxo

Minka said...

Omen: Something that is always revealed after an unfourtunate incident has occured. It goes something like this: "Remember yesterday night when I asked you if you loved me and you made stupid excuses? This is why your tires are slashed this morning."

Miz BoheMia said...

Oh! Men!

Where, where?!?!?!

Bohemian is silly and braindead. Forgive her...

Will try again later...

Doug said...

Good reference, Alice. Retroactive omens are pretty common, aren't they?

Well, thanks, Mireille. XOXO

Funny, Monika. Have you sobered up yet?

No one here but us dogs, Miz B,

Jenna Howard said...

Hey Miz B! You stole my line. Fink.

Oh men - aren't they awesome? Sigh. I'm off to gawk at my favorite picture in the entire world because it is that damn good to look at. Ahh...bliss.

Omen - when the boss walks in and closes the door to my office.

LeesahEm. said...

omen-what to blame when god has stopped with the miracles. wow, i'm really tired, that didn't really make sense in my head either.

pia said...

Omen:something I often feel when the reverse is usually true, and good things are really happening

Omnipotent Poobah said...

omen - A collective noun. Ex: A busload omen passed by earlier today.

dddragon said...

Omen: a sigh breathed by a woman when a male of the species does something predictably stupid.

Present company excluded, of course.

Minka said...

Doug, and this coming from the guy that uses any excuse to say Prost!

~Daydreamer~ said...

TLP: That was so funny :D

Omen: When at last you fall in love after so many heartaches (one last time), give in and have faith and for once believe it could all be true. You would be happy. And in love.

And then you wake up.

Dream over. As usual.

Some omen, huh?

Sorry for the tragedy, Doug.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Perhaps it was an omen?

Nah, I was just up late finishing a post...

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Miz BoheMia said...

Great minds think alike Jenna! Bohemians like to compliment and throw a lil' somethin', somethin' in for themselves too... give 'em a blog and oh my!... self-centered narcissists gone wild!

Omen~ a sign of trouble and doom up ahead when such a foreboding word still conjures up images of the wondrous aspects of men that make bohemians tremble...

Omen~ the bohemian is stuck on the silliness of yore... oh my! stuck I said? Is this a sign of blogger's block to come? Have I lost my mojo? Did I have any to begin with? This definitely is, IS an omen I say!

OH MY!

*Bohemian gasps for air and collapses... overwhelmed and in despair*

Doug said...

Jenna, it's worse when your muse does that.

That struck me funny, Masil but get some rest.

Pia, Paranoia projected?

Poobah, stay off that bus.

Dddragon, of course. My stupidities are unique and very individual.

Yeah, that hypocrite. Prost, Monika.

We have broad shoulders here, Marwa. Leave your burdens.

Hahaha, Gabriel. I should have known you were up late not early. You give reprobate a good name.

Miz Bohemia, I have every confidence in your mojo. Maybe some pranayama would help.

Anonymous said...

Omen, The word you use before a blessing.

Anonymous Editor

Jamie Dawn said...

"Road Work Ahead"

actonbell said...

Great definition, Doug!

Omen-blogger giving me a VERY hard time posting and commenting.

logophile said...

omen- I got nothing, I am dry here, is that an omen?

Doug said...

Anonymous, I always start mine with "I'm really sorry." It's always good to have a new editor around. Especially an anonymous one.

Jamie Dawn, my magic 8-ball says traffic's going to be bad.

Thanks, Actonbell. I had the same trouble. I'm glad you made it safely.

Yes, logophile. It means rain.

AP3 said...

Omen... an expression of interspirituality, specifically, a cross between amen and om.

Minka said...

Hey, Omen is Nemo backwards! Now he was a cutie!I don´t know...I am really tired and it seemed funny to me at first!

Fred said...

Omen: The overhead projector breaks, the LCD projector bulb zaps then goes dark, and the remote control to the VCR is gone. It actually happened today.

Time to cancel the lesson.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Monika, are you still in your cups?

Omen, n., A sign. E.g. In a restaurant window: Eat here and you'll never eat anyplace else again.

Tom & Icy said...

When I saw those ducks and things flying South a while back, I figured it was an omen that it was going to get cold! And I was right! Woof!

Day by Day said...

I have nothing... *she says as she hangs her head in shame*

Oh wait... When Bush got re-elected, I knew it was an Omen we were going to hell-in-a-hand basket... I was right!

Doug said...

AP3, I'd been looking forward to Mystical Montage coming to visit.

Monika, that was an angle I hadn't thought of. Nemo was cute, wasn't he?

Fred, you may want to just skip the rest of the semester.

Excellent question, TLP and a great example. A defibrilator next to the cash register would be another legible omen.

Good girl, Icy!

Good girl, Day-by-Day!

Cairo The Boxer said...

Hmmm I hope it's good things that are coming.

Indeterminacy said...

Omen: A movie which came out in 1976 and was the harbinger of more Omens to come: Omen II, Omen III, Omen IV, etc. (can be applied to the title of any movie making a profit).

Minka said...

It is Wednesday, two o´clock my time and no special guest on the horizon. This sure is a bad Omen for the rest of the day.

Doug said...

You bet, Cairo, why there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel and it's coming our way!

Very clever, Indie!

Yeah, Monika. Ain't lookin' good here neither.

Minka said...

Double negatives, Doug? I was sure, counting the many times you have opened the dictionary, that a few grammatical rules might have implanted themselves in your brain :)

Doug said...

Hee-hee, Monika! I was hoping you'd stay drunk a couple more more days.

Minka said...

more more... seems like somebody sees double without even tasting the liquor :)

Doug said...

;) Now you see why I don't drink. I already stutter and can't sing.

Minka said...

Ah, that explains why you always walk on four legs:)

Doug said...

Gee whiz, Monika. It's a dog thing.

weirsdo said...

AP3: I was going to say "omen" is an antonym of "amen."

Day-by-Day: Bush was not "re"-elected. But he gives me a pain in the abd-omen, too.