Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Aberration

ABERRATION, n. Any deviation in another from one's own habit of thought, not sufficient in itself to constitute insanity.

2006 Update: Traffic slow enough to cause tardiness.

43 comments:

Minka said...

Aberration: Filled with them "Star Wars" is!

FelineFrisky said...

Aberration: Mashed potatoes with ketchup, chocolate covered marshmallow, liver, turnips, loma beans, stripes and polka dots together, black socks with sandals, polyester, salad without dressing, prejudice, violence, abuse, abandonment, lies, some to horrid to mention, others just too preposterous! D :}

puppybrose said...

Aberration: scolding one's stomach muscles for not being in better shape?

(sorry--too much ice cream cake yesterday, which left me feeling fat and/or "hung over" from the sugar high.)

ariel said...

it's not me who is aberrated, it's you who cannot understand.

Sponge Girl said...

I think you mean

Abe ratio, n. The proportion of old fogies in any given group of people. Abe ratios of more than one to pi are generally only encountered at bowling clubs and shops that sell really high-waisted pants.

puppybrose said...

Aberration: 1. fat free, free lunch, "no strings attached" 2. noble politics, balanced budgets, WMD's, legal surveillance tactics, and /or "no spin" [see also: FOX News, fair and balanced]

Anomie-Atlanta said...

Aberrant: The path upon which things start to get interesting

Sar said...

Aberration....Hmmmm...Abby...

Abby someone.

Abby who?

Abby normal.

brian said...

Aberration: I was not up to commenting yesterday. :(

Not an aberration: Minka is first!!

O Ceallaigh said...

ABERRATION, n. Snow in Miami - or even Atlanta. APHANATION: Heat wave in Maine.

mireille said...

Aberration: Kind of rhymes with ageism ... the unlikely belief that youth trumps wisdom AND lasts for ever. *also: high waisted pants have been featured in the spring shows in New York. This means they'll show up on the average muffintop in about a year.*
xoxo

Joel said...

Aberration: clawing your way out of the rut created by the lack of same.

QuillDancer said...

abberation n. any person who actually enjoys teaching kindergarten

[note: kindergarten teachers make the same comment about anyone who enjoys teaching 5th grade]

QuillDancer said...

abbe-ration n. the number of unusual people allowed to be in the same place at the same time (I believe WA is over quota daily).

Andrew Donaldson said...

Abberation, n. 1. The adoration of ABBA. It is a documented fact that ABBA was offered $1 billion to get back together and go on tour. They passed. There was definitely an abberation in there somewhere. 2. A band covering an ABBA song. This is almost always hilarious, but it's also fun, and it's certainly an abberation.

Tom & Icy said...

Cats

Logophile said...

Abberation of light, a phenomenon that creates the appearance of movement as in traffic, celestial bodies, and bureaucratic paperwork.

Chatham said...

DOGS

Kyahgirl said...

Siamese Cats!

Kyahgirl said...

oops, don't know what came over Kyah there :-) sorry Chatham....nice kitty, don't scratch me!

love the definitions today Doug. For once I understand everything.

puppybrose said...

Sar: a quote(ish) from Young Frankenstein? sweet. (not to mention funny!)

Tom & Icy/Chatham/Kyahgirl: can't we all just get along? or is that just an abberant concept courtesy of my fragile/optimistic little mind?

Kyahgirl said...

puppybrose: no

First Nations said...

aberration:
the phenomena produced by those i consider aberrasive.
HI KYAH!!!!!

Mutha said...

Hey Andrew: Wouldn't that be an ABBArration?

Aberration: Just when you thought you knew everything, Smarty Pants! Also see: 2004 World Series.

The Mushroom said...

Aberration: one person's happy way of life, which the warped majority of people around him does not agree with.

Joel said...

Where's Doug? An Abberation?

Mistress Anna said...

Pamela Anderson.
She probably slows traffic as well.

actonbell said...

What's that--a bear nation? Hibernation for all!

Doug said...

Minka, Yoda must be tough on a linguist although I suspect he started out in German.

Diane, that was excellent but on this site we do not mock the noble chocolate-covered marshmallow having a friend in the industry. Try the "Schwartz Candies" link on the right.

Puppybrose, its only an aberration if it doesn't happen every morning or on the same day each year.

Ariel, that kind of depends on how many people are included in "you" and how many of those are hospital orderlies.

A. Spo., you left out Precinct Boards. Every election I get to be a scrappy young feller again.

Puppybrose, in other words, a promise kept. Ayup.

Anomie, it's a long, crooked and scenic route.

Sar, I once knew an Abby Dextrous from Virginia and Oregon.

Sorry to hear, Brian. That is unusual. All well I hope?

O Ceallaigh, that was a very good read. I remember a five-inch snowfall in Atlanta. I helped push two cars and a city bus back onto the street and the street value of Wonder Bread hit $100.

Very, very funny, Mireille. I'll add "Muffintop" to "Harridan" on the list of words I've learned under your wholesome tutelage.

Joel, nature has a way of getting us out of those ruts despite all our planning to escape.

Quilldancer, we're all here to feel normal, just like 5th grade teachers.

Andrew Abbadulation, I never got it. It's hopeless.

Good girl, Icy!

Haha, witty Logo.

Catcouches, too Chatham!

Kyah, only you would apologize for your dog.

First Nations, if you consider Kyahgirl abrasive, I'd hate to know what you consider me.

Or '05, Mutha. Looks like we'll be without a conflict this year, though, huh?

Mushroom, the eyes in his head see the world spinning round.

Joel, I coulda swore I answered everyone at 10. Doesn't look like it took.

Goodpoint, Mistress Anna. Not all aberrations are natural.

Actonbell, *yawn*

Mutha said...

Doug: Go Tigers!
Go Dodgers!

(I always cheer for the aberration)

QuillDancer said...

Abberatin' v. what Mammy Yokum does when Li'l Abner acts up.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Mr. Pascova: My father says it aint nice too make fun of poeple from the Appalashun mountens.

Doug said...

Mutha, make room for the Cards and it's a deal. Are we together on whoever's playing the Yankees?

Quill, it sure ain't arbitratin'

Boy, tellyour dad I'll be glad to switch to buckeye jokes. I've got a million of 'em.

The Mushroom said...

Doug: The fool on the hill may be an aberration to some, but Eleanor Rigby knew better than to make light of him because she was an aberration to some as well.

ariel said...

but nobody laughed at Father McKenzie because if a man is lonely, people think he wants nobody but if a woman is lonely, people think nobody wants her.

Jenna Howard said...

Blogger ate my comment and the moment is gone. No aberration there.

cooper said...

Aberration: most of my friends.

QuillDancer said...

You're right, Doug, but it is rather arbitrary.

Doug said...

But we all want to be in an Octopus' garden, don't we mushroom?

Ariel, and if you bring the two together you'll usually get a scarf and a lecture.

Jenna, it did the same to me. I wasn't a bad host yesterday, honest. (The usual excuse.)

All of the online ones, Cooper.

Quilldancer, illusory even.

Mutha said...

Yes in deed, fine sir. Any Yankee Slayer is a friend of mine.

A said...

Aberration: The reason why the objects in your mirror are closer than they appear.

Doug said...

Amen, Mutha.

Sure, a, or an object that's smaller. By the way, I think the last person to find her way over here from Pia's was g. You Pia fans are a concise crowd.

ariel said...

a, I love that definition.