Thursday, March 30, 2006

Genuflection

Genuflection, n. Leg-service. The act of bending the knee to Him who so made it that the posture is unnatural and fatiguing.

2006 Update: A pious pose for the reverent contemplation of crime, commerce, conspiracy or cataclysm.

34 comments:

Steve Pascover said...

Morning, Doug

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Genuflection, n., Generally speaking, not very genuine and not really reflective. False gesture.

Sar said...

Genuflection: a form of exercise known as religious calisthenics second only to the end of service sprint away from overzealous Stewards.

Sar said...

Hey Doug, your pop was first! Hi Pappa Pascover.

Doug said...

Morning, Pops! I hope you weren't expecting an empty gesture.

TLP, generally speaking, I suspect you're right. God knows.

Sar, the stewards do tend to "come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves" (MT 7:15 NKJV)

Indeterminacy said...

Doug, your definitions have been beyond golden these last days. I think you've reached enlightenment, or done just the right genuflection or something.

Miz BoheMia said...

If you move beyond genuflection and end up with your feet behind your head does that make you a saint or a sinner? Bohemian minds need to know!

Genuflection... potential doom for bohemians everywhere, DOOM I SAY!

Cowgirl said...

Miz B - I think that would make one flexible.

Cowgirl said...

Genuflection - used to be the way a knight would show respect to a king.

TLP is thinking along the lines of what I was.

Doug said...

Indie, thanks. You're a master writer and your compliment means a lot.

Miz B, it makes you a yogi beyond good, evil or a reasonable range of motion.

Cowgirl, right or flexible. I guess reporters are modern knights.

Jamie Dawn said...

Genuflect is one of those ridiculous-sounding words that people never use in real life. If one does actually use it, one is instantly ostracized, and for good reason, I might add.

LeesahEm. said...

genuflect-only necessary after too much drinking.

Mutha said...

"Genuflect" may be suspect...but I love the term "leg-service" so much, that I vow to encorporate it into my everyday conversation.
EX:
"What curious leg-service you have there..."

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, that's probably why genuflectors are always begging.

Masil, I had a feeling I could guess which God you pray to.

Somehow, Mutha, I doubt I'd get away with that line. Please let me know how that goes.

Minka said...

a bit of genuflecting and 10 Hail Mary´s will get you out of almost any trouble, it seems!
I, myself, use a proven approach of tearing up and shivering slightly. Same result really!
I still think I am the more saintly of the two. At least I know I am human and I made my peace with it a long time ago!
The kneeling kind is just decieved, misguided and frankly: the wear and tear of trousers must be expensive...

ariel said...

Mutha, with "curious leg-service" you mean genuflection or feet behind head? just so it'll be clear. :-P

genuflection - ceremony made up to get men to have a nice sight into décollates.

Chatham said...

Genuflection: what my people do in respect to me.

actonbell said...

Wow, I just realized that I genuflected all day! Yeah, I wasn't binding skids, I was genuflecting. Cool.

Tom & Icy said...

Chatcat is right! That is what humans do when they pet us, too!

Doug said...

Minka, your eye-batting is legendary, even an ocean away. Saintliness, maybe not so much.

Ariel, those are really funny comments. I'm glad you didn't claim sainthood.

You deserve it Chatcat and they mean it.

Actonbell, you are so pure!

Goodpoint, Icy. That's a good girl!

tlm said...

You Catholics best not forget that genuflection is forbidden during Mass on Good Friday (which is coming up soon, btw).

...Or else the nuns with the rulers will get ya!

~Daydreamer~ said...

I'm saying hi :) I'm too tired to think of anything else to say :(

shayna said...

I had a new premonition. I have found the nonlight. I've had a brand new renewal of sight. do you need a new genuflection? Do you wanna make a different pact? you've got to get in with the facts. it's the end-innocence gone. you're whole meaningBecomes undone. are you waiting for your resurrection? do you wanna make a different pact? you've got to get in with theFacts. you've made an art of treachery. you can snake right out of anything. I've said I won't do not a thing. to the doubleNegative you can only agree.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

...and I like it so much when people do it before me.

Lammy said...

you got ugly face

a4g said...

Genuflection, n. An affliction of the arthritic knee.

Mutha said...

ariel, I think the mind should just wander...what ever leg-service one is willing to entertain, curious or otherwise.

doug, the incorporation of "leg-service" into polite conversation has gone slowly today. It may be ahead of it time. *sigh*

Logo said...

Does this have anything to do with gnus?

Doug said...

Friday after next, TLM. Got something picked out?

Hi, Marwa. It's good to see you, tired or not.

Shayna, those are fantastic lyrics. Yours?

Poobah, you forgot your royal we and it's practically Poobah day.

Lammy, thank you. Tell Lula I said hi if she's resurrected.

a4g, phew, I thought that was a spasm.

Sorry, Mutha. You'll be the one to pull it off I bet.

Only the religious ones, Logo.

cooper said...

my knee in the mirror at wonderland or not...we like mirrors.

weirsdo said...

To perform a step in Tom Lehrer's "Vatican Rag."

still life said...

Genuflection (n)
An impious position reserved for private amongst individuals seeking a temporary heaven.

Sunil Natraj said...

Hey Doug! Hows it going?
Genuflect: bowing to thy wife!

Doug said...

Alice, I would too.

Haha, Weirsdo. "Aaaand, genuflect, genuflect, genuflect"

Great definition, Still Life. I expect the permanent one is ADA compliant.

Sunil, old friend, how are you? My father says a man never stands as tall as when he bows to a women. And he doesn't get why I'm still single.