Friday, September 22, 2006

Preposterous

PREPOSTEROUS, adj. The idea that murder is a crime.

2006 Update: Contrary.

49 comments:

brian said...

Since the penguin is working, in her stead FIRST!

brian said...

Contrary to popular opinion, I am positive that being promiscuous is a preposterous proposition in this modern age of postscripts and cliffhangers and special secret agents. Right Jenna??

Solace Cai said...

It's preposterous that Brian was first this morning... I have yet to figure out how in the whole 20 minutes it takes me to get from my house to UNCG that you can post your word AND someone replies... now that's preposterous

SC

FelineFrisky said...

preposterous - Any daily happening in Washington, DC, where one of the world's oldest professions, POLITICS, reigns king. D :P

Tom & Icy said...

It's absurd!

Miz BoheMia said...

Preposterous... BushCo...

Oooh!

Preposterous... The mere suggestion that Miz B is not a frizzy haired, constantly shocked, cereal lovin' redhead...

ewmqy~ EW Mickey!

Huh?

Miz BoheMia said...

Preposterous... My not having stopped by to visit my dear brother for oh too long! Dios mio! Perdoname! PERDONAME!!!

ozgjr~ Stop... strangling... me!

puppybrose said...

Preposterous: probability and potential as seen from inside the box and/or behind a set of blinders.

Kyahgirl said...

The days of the neanderthals.
oh,wait, that prepostureous.
ha ha ha ha. man, I kill me.

Anonymous said...

Preposterous: I don't see what your point is.

Signed Mary

karma said...

premonition that middle age will make you pear-shaped. what the ...? this has nothing to do with posteriors? unbelievable!

dkiyss: Doug's kisses

mireille said...

Doug's kisses? Is that connected to today's definition?

xoxo

QuillDancer said...

Preposterous n. the amount of time I spend in blogland each morning when I should be getting ready for work!

Anomie-Atlanta said...

Preposterous: The fact that Doug is somewhat lucid before 4am.

O Ceallaigh said...

PREPOSTEROUS, adj. The label on the fait accompli for which the world is not yet prepared. See CLASSIFIED.

"Very well, Stones. Whose behind IS the Giant Rat of Sumatra?"

     - Firesign Theatre

karma said...

mireille, its connected to the hip bone :))

Indeterminacy said...

Preposterious: Reality

Mistress Anna said...

An ethnocentric tool of judgement

Mutha said...

PREPOSTEROUS: a verdict sent down from the less imaginative

Andrew Donaldson said...

Preposterous, adj. My personal life.

Jenna Howard said...

It's preposterous that I can't come up with a definition.

Harrumph.

my veri is lrwknk. Kink! I don't know what the lrw means. It's preposterous that this is the only blog where I get naughty verifiers. Only here Doug. Only Here.

ariel said...

the hip bone of the Universe? :)

Mutha said...

Dang Ariel, that's good stuff.

tsduff said...

PREPOSTEROUS, adj. A favorite expletive frequently used by the droll Dr. Watson.

Doug said...

Brian, I'm sure Minka appreciates your carrying her torch. Nicely alliterated.

Solace, it's called "lurking."

Feline, I sure appreciate your calling politics "one of the world's oldest professions. Somehow the oldest is the refulated one.

Bow-wow, Icy!

Mi Hermana, no hay de que, 'sta segura.

Puppybrose, *applause*

Kyahgirl, you are an adorable geek.

Quite so, Mary.

That is preposterous, Karma. Late youth made me pear-shaped. Middle age will have me conic.

Zockso, Mireille. What was your opinion?

Quill, preparation is completely over-rated in the workplace.

Correction, Anomie. I'm delphic before 4am. And a babbling fool the rest of the day. Brilliant while I sleep.

O Ceallaigh, that's a great quote.

Karma, not yet.

Indie the realer the more preposterous, I agree.

You're correct Mistress Anna. I can't remember which word it is, but one of Bierce's definitions talks about the absurd Chinese tradition of shaving the head rather than the chin.

Absurd, Mutha!

Andrew, I'm so cynical I consider it preposterous to have one.

Jenna, you just come here with a dirty mind. Don't blame me.

Ariel, the left one.

Mutha, Ariel's more than just someone else's pretty feet. At least I think so.

Terry, so it's "elementary" to the dull.

Sophisticated Writer said...

Preposterous: Retardo. Everything about him.

You get me Doug, right?

And thanks dear friend for the wishes and prayers. They mean a lot. Take care.

actonbell said...

This gives me an earworm. I know, that sound preposterous! But your definition reminds me of the six murderous mavens in the musical Chicago--

He had it coming
He had it coming
He took a flower
In its prime
And then he used it
And he abused it
It was a murder
But not a crime!

actonbell said...

Whoops, I beg your pardon, that was Bierce's definition, contrary to what I just wrote.

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

The preposterasaurus rex is a dinosaur that went exstinkt becouse it couldnt get any good ideas.

Doug said...

Of course, SW. I hope your husband gets better soon.

Actonbell, that's catchy.

S.A.C.A.D.A., I thought eating children was a good idea.

Manchego said...

This whole rotten deal with spinach and e.coli. is preposterous. I need my greens!

Cindra said...

Preposterous: Tom Cruise

Jamie Dawn said...

Non-fat cheese is preposterous!

a4g said...

Preposterous, adj. The old man to the young; the young man to the old; the middle-aged to just about everyone.

Minka said...

Brian...i appreciate your loyalty and good will!
Preposterous...I am the 35th comment and nobody has wondered where I am, called the police or my mom to check on me!
I do live in my own little world, don´t I ?! :)

Doug said...

Manchego, I always thought spinach was a little preposterous to begin with.

Cindra Jo, welcome and good example.

It is, Jamie Dawn, and thanks for not saying "forgetting a birthday."

a4g, rational reactions all around.

Minka, do you mind sending the dogs back when they get there?

QuillDancer said...

I pulled the fire alarm the other day at achool. I pulled it because choking black smoke was pouring into my room through the air vents. The entire school, 650+ kids were evacuated while the maintenence crew explained to the Principal why they decided to turn the new air conditioner on before it was wholly installed and pump all their welding and exhaust crap through it into our classrooms. Preposterous comment #1: They did it because they thought we'd be more comfortable with the air on.

The smoke only made it into the first two classrooms on the system -- mine and the rooky teacher's next-door. He and I took our students out of that building with a definate sense of urgency. Not too much later, as we're sitting in the teacher's lounge trying to feed ourselves with trembling fingers, Ms. Airhead bubbles up with Preposterous comments #2 & #3: "Was it exciting pulling the fire alarm? Did you feel naughty?"

Omnipotent Poobah said...

preposterous - What happens before something becomes posterous?

SquareGirl said...

What? Murder is a crime?

Oh and Actonbell, I seem to have caught your earworm...of course I've always got a kick out of that song.

QuillDancer said...

Jaime Dawn, here's another: Fat Free Half-n-Half

The Mushroom said...

Preposterous: the unvarnished truth.

Logophile said...

It is preposterous that I am expected to function with so little online time!!

Minka said...

yeah I will... but Willie really wants to take a bath in a Hot Potand and sniff a volcano and Walela is showing a passion for hiking up glaciers and sliding down again. Do you mind? They will be returned to you-almost as good as new- in a couple of days!

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

Mr. Pascova: I am not afraid of no kid-eatting dynosours i send them into the cornfield.

Doug said...

Quill, I would have asked preposterous #2 and #3.

Good point, Poobah. And what is postposterous?

Squaregirl, it has a victim and often several beneficiaries. Just seems like an efficient transaction to me.

Quilldancer, that is weird, isn't it?

You're right, Mushroom. There's a thin line between preposterous and unvarnished.

Logo, who asked you to function?

Fair enough, Minka.

Now I recognize you, s.a.c.a.d.a.

mireille said...

heh. xoxo

weirsdo said...

Adumbrating postposterousness.

Comfort Addict said...

Everything that comes in front of your butt.

QuillDancer said...

Doug the answers to preposterous #2 & #3 are exactly the same. I had no way of knowing it wasn't a real fire. I went way past "exciting" and plunged right into "scared." There was no room for feeling much of anything but the need to protect the 24 children entrusted to my care.