Monday, March 27, 2006

Jockey

Jockey, n. A person whose business it is to ride and throw races.

2006 Update: v.i. To position oneself in racing for the lead, in commerce for the bet and in government for the denunciation of the horse

51 comments:

dddragon said...

If I jockey fast enough (and don't type much) then I'll be first ....

Indeterminacy said...

Second by a 12 minute nose.

Sar said...

I can't be the only one who read today's word and thought boxers or briefs?

Jockey - The opportunity for an otherwise teeny tiny little man to become a momentary giant.

ariel said...

Jockey - the evil Dallas character, of course, don't even try to fool me. why, you thought we hadn't see American series here?

shayna said...

"Go, go, go, go
I've got a bet upon you
Go, go, go, go
I'm betting heavy on you, Pop
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up
Like I know you can
Run, run, run, run
And leave the rest behind you
Run, run, run, run
Don't ever let 'em find you
I'll bet a swag on the ragtime jockey man"

duxfine said...

Jockey, n. (1.) Behavioral corollary often cited in affirmation of Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. (2.) Slight personage with a predilection for flagellating larger mammals.

Doug said...

Dddragon, way to whip that horse!

Hahaha, Indie. I love it. 12-minute nose is a phrase I want to keep.

No, Sar, it was the first thing that came to mind with me this morning. The second was to go with whatever came third.

Ariel, I haven't seen it here. But it was on when I was in Germany. I remember the hamburger joint around the corner from where I was staying named all of their burgers after Dallas characters. I felt so foreign. So there was a jockey character?

Duxfine, they get that way, don't they?

karma said...

my knee-jerk reaction was knickers, too, my SIS!

Doug, why have you become a party-pooper and taken away the word-verification? it made so much horse sense to me

Sar said...

Karm - I knew you'd have my back. ; Personally I'm glad the verifier is off (thank you, Doug!). I've been having trouble getting into comments with verifiers lately. But to ensure your happiness, here's a random jumble of letters for you to play with - make me proud, SIS!

oijrrgy

shayna said...

I see I am loved around here...

Doug said...

SHAYNA!!! 1000 apologies! You are loved around here, but I'm tone deaf.

Karma, because I kept getting the same verifier and it never worked. Make up your won if you like. Or let Sar do it.

Thanks, Sar!

Doug said...

And Shayna, I love the sound of "Ragtime Jockey man"

Logo™ said...

I thought of man panties too!
Glad you went with the third thought though, heh heh

I know more desk jockeys than any other kind, they tend to be larger, less agile, and far less entertaining to watch.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

I thought a jockey was the opposite of a jocker.

LeesahEm. said...

I can't think of anything, but I do have a great mental image of munchkins with huge lollipops riding horses.

Anonymous said...

I also thought of underwear....underwear and tiny men. The vision was quite acute but rather unpleasant.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sar, "I can't be the only one who read today's word and thought boxers or briefs? Are you askin' Doug, "which?" That's kinda personal, don't you think?

And exactly how do either boxers or briefs give "The opportunity for an otherwise teeny tiny little man to become a momentary giant."? These men! That's a stunt most of'em can pull with or without underwear.

No pun intended on the "pull." In fact, I didn't mean a word of this comment. I'll be back briefly with a real comment. If I think of one. Which I doubt.

Doug said...

Logo, it's true in my case anyway. Nice of you to leave out "Slow-witted and surly"

Poobah! Nice to see you. Somedays you're the jocker and somedays the jockey.

That is a great mental image, Masil. *laughing*

Anonymous (Alice?) that is disturbing. Think I'll go on to TLP's comment for something sobering.

TLP, it depends on how many socks you have on.

Cowgirl said...

Shayna of course we love you!

I would think horses. But how come no one thought about a DJ (disc jockey)?

I wanted to be a jockey when I was a little girl, but I grew too damn tall. I was 5'6 in 6th grade, and I am a little under 5'9 now.

My mom's good friend's husband is in the Jockey Hall of Fame. He has won every big race with the exception of the KY Derby. They live five minutes away.

I think I found something to post about today!

karma said...

i, jockey, in the middle of an orangy.

OK SIS? i needed to be technically correct lest the dog got onto my case and waved his family site flag at me. but you know what i mean ;))

shayna said...

:)~

Doug said...

Cowgirl, I worked with a cowboy named Martin who worked at Lida ranch in West-central Nevada. He was the most athletic rider I've ever seen and about 5'5" He gave up his dream of being a jockey, because he couldn't hold his weight down (He may have weighed 120 soaking wet)

Karma, thanks for your restraint. I didn't notice the letters Sar gave you.

Sar, you brawling bimbo, you're dead to me.

Shayna, I don't know that emoticon. I assume it means "You're forgiven, dear friend."

AP3 said...

Yeah. Why are we all thinking of underwear?

I prefer Fruit of the Loom. It reminds me of an alternative version of a Hail Mary:

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women
and blessed is the Fruit of the Loom, Jesus?

Sar said...

Brawling bimbo....dead to you? *Hmph*! You really don't want to be instigating and provoking the brawling belle, Doug.

TLP - Why on earth would I wonder or care whether Doug wears boxers or briefs? Dogs don't wear either last time I checked.

Karma - Hey, now that I'm dead to Doug, wouldn't that technically mean I pose no threat of offense and can waltz right past the family site sensor? Let's find out. Bravo on your orgy comment, SIS!

shayna said...

Actually it's me sticking my tongue out at you...

BUT... Yes, "You are forgiven dear friend"... :)~

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sar: I beg your pardon. This just in: he wears a thong. Not that you care. You don't. Neither do I. I'm so glad that's settled.

Jockey, n., An unfortunate person who is jerked around by a jock. Also see skinny, pencil-necked, 9th grade geek.

dddragon said...

mom: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Cowgirl said...

You guys crack me up. Doug in a thong.....poor dawgy.

Doug- got my post up about the jockey I know - has some cool pics. I need to find my pictures from the KY Derby that I went to with him when I was younger, but I am not sure what box they are in. I was already taller than Willie Shoemaker.

Jenna Howard said...

My first thought was: underwear. Underwear that has JOCKEY written on the elastic band so when you look at it people think your name is Jockey.

Then I thought of the Jockey episode from the Simpsons because, here's where the train of thought totally gets derailed, of that one episode where Grandpa Simpson whips off his underwear (still dressed) to find out his first name. So then I thought: the episode where they got the second horse.

And so it all makes perfect sense. What? It does. Seriously. Perfect sense.

cooper said...

anonymous is usually alice.

Rio said...

moving and grooving until i get what i want

Doug said...

Aral, that's a good chuckle but I'm glad Soapy didn't live to see it.

Sar, you're resurrected! It's a MIRACLE!

Thank you, friend Shayna. Then what is :P?

TLP, just don't tell what color, please.

Thank you, Dddragon. You're a good sister.

Excellent, Cowgirl. I'll check it.

Jenna, it makes sense to me. Suddenly, so does your profile picture.

Alice, I was picking up the trend.

Rio, how much moving and grooving could that take?

Sar said...

TLP - A dog thong? Is that some kind of new fad leash holder? ;)

Kyahgirl said...

a dog thong? OMG, don't tell Casper. He's still traumatized from being forced to wear a pair of 'Jockey's' after his little whip and snip.

I can't hear the word Jockey without thinking of Dick Francis.

actonbell said...

I'm placing this on the doormat, ringing the doorbell, and running like hell



Good news! It's much better to be a desk jockey than a couch potato. (Being a couch potato involves watching TV, which requires less energy expenditure than other sedentary behavior, AND is more likely to lead to snacking...)

shayna said...

:P ... I suppose it's the "west coast" way of stinking ones tongue out... I'm a southern gal and I do it :)~ this way!

Doug said...

Gee, Sar. I hope not. That's holding us by the wrong end.

Kyahgirl, let's just keep it between ourselves.

Actonbell, since Soapy fell asleep in Jesus, I wondered who would bring the good news. You better run!

OK, then Shayna. I'm all about multiculturarlity. You may stick your tongue out in whatever form or fashion seems appropriate to Southern lady.

Cowgirl said...

I say "tomato" you say "tahmahtoe"...

Sreekesh Menon said...

a spider thats gone half blind!

Kyahgirl said...

multiculturarlity - is that a word Doug? You wouldn't make one up would you?

karma said...

why is everyone getting this wrong??? it's not a thong, it's a jock strap, of course. i've got pictures ;))

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Karma: You've got pictures of the Dawg in a jock strap? Okay, I'm a bit embarrassed on this one. I should have known it was a jock strap and not a thong. It's just that I had never seen a red jock strap with black lace before.

karma said...

haha TLP did i ever tell you you're a sweetie? *clapping hands in glee*

why am i doing this from work?

SquareGirl said...

I am too tired to even try to be clever, so i will just add that I used to work in a coffee bar in Arcadia (home of Santa Anita Racetrack) and two of our regulars were jockey's and I've always know jockey's were small, but until then, I had no idea of how small...like half my size! And apparently they're kinda like mini-celebrities...which must account for the huge ego's they both had...

Am I the only one who didn't think of underwear?...wierd since I own like 200 pairs. I blame my mom, it's that whole "you don't want to get in an accident and be wearing old underwear thing". I mean why do mom's say that anyway?...shouldn't that be the last thing on ones mind? Still, I think the idea scarred me for life.

ariel said...

accident, doctor's visit and other unexpected events are what a woman has to keep in mind when chooses her underwear for the day, aren't they?

Doug, dirty mind and clear underwear is the secret.

Doug said...

Cowgirl, who says I says tomahtoe?

Sree, brother, I won't even pretend.

Kyah, let's say I was using dialect, ok? Otherwise it's embarassing.

Karma, I wondered what the photographer meant by "home use."

Well, TLP, then I guess you ain't old yet.

Karma, if you haven't you're late. That TLP!

Squaregirl, I'll make sure to include this information in your folder. Yup, they're little.

Jeez, Ariel. I've had it backwards.

ariel said...

it's easy to stay stinky AND innocent.

Miz BoheMia said...

Oh my what I missed!!! And to think I could have been commenter #1 and here I am at 48! *GASPETY GASP*

Well, the first thing that came to mind for me was Mizz Cowgirl and no, I have not read her latest post yet so this makes me right on psychic and just fab! *sigh* What can I say?

Yes, I am deliriously tired. Off I go for a nap...

Indeterminacy said...

I still can't think of a definition for jockey. I hope DOug will post the new word soon.

Doug said...

Ariel, that's too clever for me to respond to. I offer my sword. You may want to wash it.

Miz Bohemia, ex-post-facto prophesy never gets old. Sleep long.

Indie, I'm afraid you picked the wrong horse. I overslept.

ariel said...

there, put it in my hands, knight.