Thursday, March 23, 2006

Precocious

Precocious, adj. A four-year-old who elopes with his sister's doll.
Toyplayer?

2006 Update: Fermented while not yet ripe.

And an announcement: I'm brawlin' over at Sar's today.

43 comments:

Sar said...

My favorite and arguably precocious blog dog seems to have forgotten to mention he's my featured guest today.

shayna said...

I love your definition... LOVE IT! ;)



"Um diddle diddle, um diddle ay

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious

If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidociuos"

Sorry... I couldn't resist! ;)~

karma said...

the only way to eat a green monster is to wait till it ripens

weirsdo said...

Once and for all, Toyplayer is NOT four, and he finds the Barbies distasteful (don't tell Pansi).
But he and his sister are, in different ways, precocious.

Doug said...

Thank you Sar, it's corrected.

Thanks, Shayna. That's a serious earworm, though. Hope no one here's me while I drive to a meeting.

Karma, green monster?

Weirsdo, I did think he was four and knew he's precocious along with his sister. How could your kids not be. Once and for all, how old is the troubador, the King Canote?

cooper said...

yes you are .;)

Doug said...

Oh, I'm ripe, Cooper. If you're still in Costa Rica I bet I'm not the only one.

ariel said...

Karma, the only problem with green monsters is that they may grow but never ripen.

weirsdo said...

He's 8. I think he's actually a premature curmudgeon. Once when I told him mountain lions had been known to eat small children, he said "Good" and went on to nominate several candidates from his soccer team.

Cowgirl said...

Shayna's earworm had me singing. Well, actually, I am always singing something. Anyhoo...

I have been defined as precocious from a young age. (I know, I know, I am still young). I'm sure Shayna's been called precocious many times.

This is what popped into my head when I read precocious:

And she'll tease you,
She'll unease you
All the better just to please you
She's precocious and she knows just
What it takes to make a pro blush
She got Greta Garbo stand off sighs,
She's got Bette Davis eyes

Doug said...

OK, Ariel- you tell me then- what's a green monster? Envy?

Weirsdo, I'm applauding. Tell Toyplayer Uncle Doug says "That's m'boy!"

Cowgirl, Kim Carnes is having a better career as an earworm than she did as a singer.

Sar said...

Cowgirl, I had the same thought! But Doug hadn't yet put up a link to his guest brawl, so I used my comment to nudge him. :)

And may I say, Doug's guest brawl is rocking. Kudos again to you, Doug!

logo said...

Precocious~ Thing Two, who upon being told he could NOT play his computer game until his chores were done flopped dramtically onto the couch and said,
"I had three goals today (heavy sigh). I wanted to play my computer game, I wanted to enjoy the sunshine, and I wanted to spend time with my family. They were like...three little trees.
And NOW, the lawnmower of chores has run over them, and they are just...little...STUBS!"

Shayna said...

Cowgirl... Me precocious? NEVER... Doug, don't believe her! :)

duxfine said...

Precocious, adj. (1.) The childhood state of a legitimate prodigy. (2.)Parental designation offered for the rationalization or concealment of a marked dearth of manners, civility, and discipline in recalcitrant offspring.

Mutha said...

precocious: When one is too big for one's intellectual britches. As in, "Precocious little Smarty Pants!"

Weirsdo: I think we may be raising the same kid...freaky.

Cowgirl said...

Of course you were Shayna - you were talented at a young age. Still are ;) (talented).

Being percocious can be a good thing!

Cowgirl said...

Precocious not percocious.

LeesahEm. said...

precocious-microwaving childhood instead of baking.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Precocious, adj., Obnoxious or otherwise generally annoying.
Also see other people's children or grandchildren.

Indeterminacy said...

I'd say today's definition is an absolute masterpiece.

Miz BoheMia said...

Ambrose defined Lil' B (just reverse the gender) and you defined me and Shayna took my first thought...

That about sums it up.

*sigh*

Jay said...

Came here via Janet to say hello, and learn my word.

Doug said...

Thanks, Sar. It's a big old time. Nice place you got over there. Watch the chandelier.

Haha, Logo. Tell him the Incredible Hulk wouldn't have let chores get in the way. Or mom.

Of course, Shayna, how could I believe someone whose been a musical star for 20 years at the age of 24 was precocious. Cowgirl must have you confused with someone else.

Duxfine, I'm just happy to hear definition 1 is still in use.

Mutha, I see a support group in your and Weirsdo's future.

Cowgirl, you got her. If she didn't want us to know, she wouldn't have put her bio, don't you think.

Masil, I love that. *Clap*

Hurray, TLP is back! Sorry what were you saying? Oh, yes. You are right, which in my case is all-inclusive.

Thanks, Indie. I was born to it.

Nice to see you, though, Miz B.

Miss Jay, welcome! Send me an email and we'll get you outfitted for wordplay.

Rio said...

being underage in a bar and using the "look" i learned from Playmates On Sex: "make eye contact, smile, bite your lip and look away only to look right back." yes it was successful.

actonbell said...

Great definitions, here. Funny, but I can't think of a single thing to say...but I notice that Precocious Curmudgeon is already taken as a blog title.

I now return to my usual half-baked thoughts...

Minka said...

That word reminds me of me and sports. Let it suffice to say that nature has very well and EARLY endowed me with female attributes. How very precocious of nature. God, how I hated to run in sport, becuase there were several pairs of eyes fixed on my upper body....just precocious and atrocious. At the time! Now I couldn´t be happier!

Doug said...

Rio, I should have used your picture today.

Actonbell, turn the heat down.

Minka, that what you needed an older brother for. Empty eye-sockets don't leer. Still, cheers to your good news!

shayna said...

See you do have me confussed with someone else... I'm not 24 (although I could kiss you for saying so) I will be 29 in less than 2 weeks. :( I started professionally singing at the age of 9. And... I never became a "star". Although, my dad thinks I am a shining star and I have often been one to be star struck... LOL! ;)

Doug said...

Darnit, Shayna as soon as I hit publish I remembered you were 28 and the boy is 4. You don't want to be 38, I can just tell you right now.

a4g said...

Precocious, adj. That subset of achievements which in a child are endearing, but in an adult-- terribly, terribly creepy.

a4g said...

Doug -- 39 is even worse.

shayna said...

Oh Doug... my son is only 18 months old. What shall I do with you? Is 38 really that bad? LOL! ;)

AP3 said...

Precocious, adj. Somewhere between precious and obnoxious.

Doug said...

a4g, I find them creepy in kids, too. Your 5 must have inured you. And yeah, I have 8 months to find a permanent place for my keys.

DOES NO-ONE HAVE A FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON AROUND HERE!!!!!!??????!!!! Sorry, Shayna. Apparently the answer is yes. You sing, though, right?

Aral, I'm guessing you know something about this.

SquareGirl said...

A silly idea that is either ignored or laughed at...such as the world being round.

Miz BoheMia said...

I have a 3-yr-old son! Can it count as close enough?

38 is bad????? 39 is even worse!?!?!?!

MAKE IT STOP!

Miz BoheMia said...

Blogger either bans me or puts my comment up before I am ready! What the...?

31 here and how can you say such cruel, cruel things when I am headed there?!?!?! Bohemians were meant to be 23 forever! 23!!!!

*sigh* So much for being precocious. Life is trying to ripen me. WHY GOD WHY?!?!?

AsianSmiles said...

a mother encouraged her daughter to do a breast augmentation job at the age of 19 (daughter liked the idea too, she's only 14) so they can both parade their curvy bodies on the beach while men salivate.

i don't know who is more precocious than the other.

Doug said...

Squaregirl, that's silly. If the world were round, Japan would be in the West and it's clearly in the East.

Miz B, Bohemians don't age. You're being silly now.

Asiansmiles, I think the daughter is precocious and the mother insane. Great to see you!

a4g said...

DOES NO-ONE HAVE A FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON AROUND HERE!!!!!!??????!!!!

I've got your back, Doug. I have one of everything. (except he turns 5 on Sunday).

Cowgirl said...

Doug, I am the one that is 24 BTW.

Doug said...

Thanks, a4g. Wish him a happy birthday and then get working on a replacement.

Right, Cowgirl. I was especially added yesterday, although probably less than tomorrow.