Monday, January 15, 2007

Majesty

MAJESTY, n. The state and title of a king. Regarded with a just contempt by the Most Eminent Grand Masters, Grand Chancellors, Great Incohonees and Imperial Potentates of the ancient and honorable orders of republican America.

2007 Update: Personal fortune illuminated with collective envy.

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29 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Majesty: I thought it was some purple mountain in the U.S.

puppybrose said...

Majesty: and *I* thought it was a chain of movie theaters.

congrats on laying claim to your own majestic domain, Doug -- for some reason that sounds like a big deal...

al said...

Majesty: The living ruler's rarest pose; the dead one's eternal repose.

(All these new URLs to remember...)

Doug said...

See, TLP, and I thought it was a smart-alecky woman of a certain age in Pennsylvania.

Puppybrose, it was simple enough that I'm faintly curious why I never thought of it.

Great definition, Al. Reminds me of Bierce's definition of Politician which included "As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive."

Minka said...

Yes?

Anonymous said...

We are not amused by this definition

flgwag: wag the flag, you commoners!

Brian said...

*vipurp*

The majesty that is the red carpet, all golden globes on display.

Anonymous said...

There is only ONE Majesty here at WA, it's the Ice Queen! All hail!

Bow politely, now! :) D

quilldancer said...

Majesty the great, I AM.

pia said...

Puppyrose thought of this simple yet elegant solution? Great
for you. It was so simple yet elegant it slipped through the cracks
of some of our minds

Everybody is a Majesty here in the world of Bitterbierce.net
Isn't Al on vacation?? I shall be on one tomorrow!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
But she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
But she changes from day to day
I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a bellyful of wine
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeh,
someday I'm going to make her mine.

Lennon/McCartney

Ariel

oceallaigh said...

MAJESTY, n. When you're not quite sure which one's the royal and which one's the clown.

"Take the fool away."

"Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady."

bitterbierce.net, eh? You can't fool us, Your Majesty.

:)

puppybrose said...

Pia, my friend, you flatter me -- i wish i had been clever enough to offer such an elegantly simple solution for his Majesty, Doug, but i'm fairly certain the distinction belongs to Alice-in-Wonderland-or-Not-but-if-Not-then-Where Cooper! who, along with you, is as majestic and lovely a blogger as can be found in this here blogosphere. (hope you have a fantastic trip, by the way!)

QuillDancer said...

majestic syn. volcanic

I was one of the first visitor's to Mt. St. Helen's after it was reopened to the public. I climbed to the top of a ridge. On my right was dense, old growth forest. On my left was barren land where charcoal tree bones thrust from devouring piles of ashes. That purple mountain truly was majestic in it's fury.

Doug said...

Minka, I'd have been disappointed with any other comment from you.

Karma, I'd have been disappointed with any other comment from you.
Perfect verifier, too. I see the royals are in sync.

Brian, that's tanning spray.

Diane, this is a place of many Queens and quite a few fools.

RIghteously said, Quilly. Reverence is evidence of prevalence.

Pia, it was the gift of your daughter by another mother.

Ariel, I think you've found a Beatles song I don't remember getting tired of. Well done!

O Ceallaigh has any bard written a finer character than a fool? Has any schoolteacher met one?

You are correct, Neva. It was she-who-shall-not-be-hyphenated.

Quill, that must have been stunning. There's a memory my sister and I enjoy repeating on her husband. When he was her boyfriend, the family met in Yosemite. Jenna, Jim and I went for a drive and Jim, looking out his window said "Man, erosion makes bitchin' s**t." The same can be said of volcanism.

Anonymous said...

Majesty: The title that often makes someone a royal pain in the ar...pick a part.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

majesty - What the lowliest of upper-crusters long to be called.

Anonymous said...

I can't improve upon your 2007 update Doug. That's nigh on perfect!

Mutha said...

I once took care of a little girl named Majesty. She lived in a chaotic household, her mother had nothing. It touched me very much that born into that context her mother had chosen that name.

puppybrose said...

Majesty: loftiness, pre-lop.

Doug said...

G, you are so right, your highness.

That's right, Poobah. And the uppity of the rest of us, too.

Kyah, we are thankful for your appreciation.

Mutha, any chance of interviewing a childcare worker for your people in the neighborhood? That would be interesting.

Haha, Puppy. From the palace towers to the ramparts of the bridge.

Anonymous said...

That Daisy-doll who's visiting G looks sort of majestic, in her own way.

Great definitions. I have nothing majestic to say, except I hope everyone enjoyed the King's birthday. Even if you had to work, like me.

Mutha said...

Doug: I'll take it under consideration...

SquareGirl said...

Majesty: A King devoted to the underprivelidged, the orphans, the widows and the opressed.

Doug said...

Actonbell, there's majesty in simplicity. Thank God.

You know how I like that series, Mutha.

Square, Iesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum? Or did you mean The Prince of Monaco?

Jamie Dawn said...

Majesty: What a majestic word!
Think purple.
I've no time to come up with anything more.
Sweet dreams!

SquareGirl said...

well, actually, I meant Martin Luther King Jr., being that it's his day and all...

Anonymous said...

I'm with Tan Lucy Pez. I was going to say that Majesty was a purple mountain.

Doug said...

Good morning, Jamie Dawn!

Squaregirl, who? How can you say he cared about widows? His wife was a widow and he flat abandoned her.

Mt. Majesty, Cheesie? Oh, beautiful.