Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Disobey

Disobey, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command.
His right to govern me is clear as day,
My duty manifest is to disobey;
And if that fit observance e'er I shun
May I and duty be alike undone.
-Israfel Brown.

2006 Update: To substitute one's resentment for another's malice.

43 comments:

AP3 said...

I'm first! My brain is fried, but I'm first!

duxfine said...

Disobey, v.t. (1.)Identifying primal instinct compulsion of the sub-group Humanus Misanthropicus. Reference genus of lemming for similiar specie specific behavior. (2.) Reggae reference to the Port of Montego.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Disobey, v.t.,
1. To view an order as advice. Oscar Wilde said the only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.
2. To protest the order of a fool.
3. To act as if one were free.

The urge to disobey is so universal and its practice so enjoyable, that it must be a sin.

Doug The Una said...

MMMMMMMMMMM! Fried braaaaaaaaaaaiiiinnnnnn!!!!!

Doug said...

AP3, it's nice to see you bright and early. Don't mind the Una, I was afraid if Goa'uld stopped tending her blog that he might escape. He's not dangerous, he just takes things sort of literal.

Duxfine, I love Humanus Misanthropicus. First time I ever wanted to join a species other that Canis Mendicantus, Equus Gothicus, or Homo Euspiritus.

TLP, I love your third definition. If God had not meant us to be disobedient, how come there's government?

Una, back to the pit! I mean it! OW!

karma said...

there's no point in you telling me dis and dat, because i just won't do it. with dat, i disappear

oh, and Doug's got a typo!

Sar said...

Disobey: Enhancing to the appeal of Hollywood's bad boys. Whereas the leader of the free world - not so much.

logo said...

To behave in the manner of my children....or dog.


Or in my case, disobey!
to act in the only logical manner given one's superior knowledge, judgement or experience.

Doug said...

Karma, dat was cutting and pasting from the online Devil's Dictionary. Disappointing. (and thanks)

Sar, I didn't even think of the NSA until reading your comment. That's why you're the Belle of the Brawl.

Logo, most children and all dogs. I, on the other hand, am very obedient.

Jenna Howard said...

Disobey?

What is this strange foreign word?

Have never heard of it. Have never done it. Nope. I'm a good girl I am. Never ever ever have I disobeyed...anyone.

Cowgirl said...

Disobey - something I got really good at doing without my parents knowing.

A wise man once said -
"One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

LeesahEm. said...

Disobey-having a better idea first.

Doug said...

Jenna, which of your parents told you to write erotic literature?

Cowgirl, I feel that way about gravity and aging.

Brilliant, Masil!

Jenna Howard said...

They never told me not to Doug!

dddragon said...

"I promise to love, honor and disobey ..."

lol - TLP warned Nod that there were no returns once the ceremony was over! Then she offered him rouge because he was so pale.

And I may be part of the lack of Goa'uld entries. I keep saying "you could blog about that" and then she growls at me.

Sar said...

3D - do you realize your last paragraph completely lends itself to today's word? Clever dragon.

Doug said...

Well, then, Jenna, I guess I believe your first comment.

Dddragon, Goa'ulds choose their time to strike as I understand it. Just as Unas choose when and where to give wedgies. That's funny about the rouge. That TLP!

Sar, clever Belles know clever Dddragons. Survival requires it.

Cowgirl said...

Doug you are from around here? Wow. Yep, I am very close to the Prairie State capital.

mireille said...

This just makes me want to say something ... bad. I'm in that kind of mood anyway. You know the mood: "black." "no, white." I think the best disobedience is in the mind, kind of a Gandhi-esque resistance kind of thing. I need to think about this some more. xoxo

Tom & Icy said...

Is your def based on your expreience as a boss? Just kidding. Woofy!

a4g said...

Disobey, v.t. That which walks on four legs in the morning, walks on two legs in the afternoon... but sometime around 35, a nice comfortable chair starts looking a whole lot more inviting than all that unpleasant walking about.

Doug said...

Cowgirl, my grandfather, were he still alive would be pleased to tell you he was a "hell of a football player" for Springfield High. Me, no. The closest I've lived is Lone Tree, IA.

Mireille, sorry for your mood, but it would be more socially acceptable if you grumped in Shakespearean tones.

Icy, yes. And as an employee. Woof yourself, get back to work.

Help me out, a4g, I recognize the riddle of the sphinx and the twist but I'm having trouble making the "Disobey" connection.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

You mustn't disobey the Lord or you'll go to H-E-double toothpick!

shayna said...

Disobey, disobey baby, disobey, disobey

How can you resist

the pleasure withing the risk?

‘Cause misbehaviour

could be your saviour

You always say;

‘Keep your head above water!’

Well I’ve tried,

but I want to know what the world looks like from below

Disobey, disobey, baby, disobey, disobey no

Minka said...

I simply won´t comment.

actonbell said...

*snicker, Monika.

disobey? I don't know anything about that, either--but strangely, when I wear pink-and-white checks under a red bandana-patterned shirt, people act like I've broken some rule. Huh.

Doug said...

Heaven forfend, Soapy!

From below, it ain't bad, Shayna.

Minka, young lady, you come back here and comment this minute!

Actonbell, that's supposed to be a recommendation. I don't obey those either.

Jamie Dawn said...

If their weren't so many rules, there wouldn't be so much disobedience.
Anarchy for all!!

Minka said...

I am so sorry, don´t know what´s gotten into me!

disobey:

"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one." ~Chinese Proverb

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ~Voltaire

and one for good meassure and very fitting to our own time:
"When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders." ~Veterans Fast for Life

Ok, so I hope I made up for my little immature refusal before :)

Minka said...

Coincidently....the history of our human race, apparentlty, started with a single act of dis-obedience (by a female -thank you very much!-) and it gave us reason and freedom. Something to think about I thought! Well, never you mind!

Kelley Bell said...

Dis O Boat
Dis O fish
and
Dis O bay

Anonymous said...

judicious disobedience can separate the ordinary from the extra-ordinary.

(kyahgirl)

Miz BoheMia said...

Disobey~ What Lil' BoheMiand do best I am afraid... *sigh*

Miz BoheMia said...

That's "BoheMians"...

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, when did you look in my kitchen?

What a woman gives, a woman can take away, Minka.

Dis O House, Kelley Bell, yes ma'am.

Amen, Kyahgirl, and the humble from the headless.

Miz B, where would that child have learned intransigence? Must be a mutant.

SquareGirl said...

Just getting home from a looong meeting and reading today's word makes it reeaaaallly tempting to break your non-profanity rule. But being the angel that I am, I will refrain from disobeying and simply wish you a happy Ides Eve!

cooper said...

good thing I'm last because I have no idea here.


disobey..........when the dog poops on the oriental rug I guess.

Indeterminacy said...

I think you want us all to write a new definition for disobey, but I'm not going to!

Doug said...

Squaregirl, in your circumstances some cussing would be appropriate. Besides that rule applies to Wednesday guests not daily commenters.

Cooper, it depends on if you told the dog to go there.

Not to fear, Indie. My dictionary has your picture by that word.

a4g said...

I guess I'm just as inscrutable as the sphinx.

Well, I'll hop over to "panther" and see if I can get back into the good graces of the gods.

Comfort Addict said...

Principled willfulness that covers the gamut from peevishness to heroism.

Anonymous said...

disobedience?- human nature

" nobody's perfect"

Anonymous said...

All of your comments are a big help on my research..
T.Y.
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