Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rusty

RUSTY, adj. The sword of justice.

2007 Update: Corroded from neglect rather than eroded from use.

29 comments:

quilldancer said...

Minka must be rusty if I'm first.

quilldancer said...

rusty my brain this morning -- no polish, no shine, no dazzling thoughts, just rust and weariness.

oceallaigh said...

RUSTY, adj. What comes out of the package labelled "auburn". See (OL') BLUE.

cj said...

rusty: the most popular name for a male golden retriever - ever.

puppybrose said...

uh, Clark's Griswold's kid, Rusty? sorry...'sall i got. *grumble... stupid National Lampoon Vacation movies...grumble*

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sorry, but I'm out of practice. Can't think of a thing...not that you give a rusty fungus.

Doug said...

Quilly, rusty or snowy, I imagine. Can you nap during class?

O Ceallaigh, aren't you too young for that?

Hey, CJ, long time. Another filthy joke from you is always welcome.

Puppy, ah, me.

TLP, that's a great phrase and I do so.

Old Mule said...

Rust(y): noun-ish: The ore of an old salt, a pirate's friend...extra acid on the wound.

quilldancer said...

rusty my nose, from the dripping and blowing; my brain from the pressure of filled sinus cavities.

Anonymous said...

I got nothing. A little rusty in the creative department.

Minka said...

I love Bierce´s take on it!

RUST, n. METAL´S MORTALITY

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am ever so rusty this AM. Ancient, I just feel old today. Is there a miracle pill for this? Oh? Chicken soup? riiiiiiight. D :)

Elbot said...

Bad word! Bad! Bad!

Logophile said...

A nickname someone once attempted to bestow on Thing One, we both turned and gave matching glares; heads tilted, eyebrow arched, lips in a sneer.
He immediately determined the inadvisability of continuing that course of action.

Anonymous said...

BB King apparently agrees with your update:

"Get up off your big fat rusty dusty
Get up mama, before it gets too rusty".

Talking like that, he better watch out when she did get up.

From Rusty Dusty Blues

Sar said...

Still laughing at Elbot - I HEART ELBOT!

Doug, rather than a definition of my own, I'll just apply an example to your excellent update....

See reciprocal fractions and exponential factorization.

Doug said...

Mule, noun-ish is right. The sloth in a sea pulley?

Quill, I think Neva has a cure for that. I tried elderberry oil three days after my flu went away and it worked like a charm.

Jenna, maybe some oil will help you too.

Good one, Minka!

Diane, did you ever try being a Wednesday guest?

Elbot, I guess rust is the new green.

Logo, sounds like the right nickname, then.

G, I'm proud to say I once passed BB's tour bus on a highway in Indiana, hence the first-name basis.

Sar, you aced a quiz, didn't you? You're a great example to those who think they can't do numbers. Such courage! Such will!

Tan Lucy Pez said...
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Anonymous said...

When my bed is empty/ Makes me feel awful mean and blue. My springs are getting rusty/ Living single like I do.
--Bessie Smith

Wonder if it makes zippers rusty.

cooper said...

Looks like everyone is a little rusty today doug.
What are ya gonna do. *shrugs shoulders*

Speaking of rusty, The State of the Union awaits us.

Brian said...

Rusty: A bar drink aka the Lockjaw.

Sorry, that's the best I can do after 12 hours. Pretty pitiful.

cindra said...

Rusty-my first car

Doug said...

That deleted comment stays. You know you can do no wrong around here, lady!

Actonbell, that's a great line. I can tell you the answer is no.

Alice, all I can do is listen to Dear Leader on the radio. I wish I could watch. I'll be wondering if bobble-head President from the "surge" speech shoes up again. If so, wanna bet he's back on the sauce?

That's ok, Brian. I'll order one for the Prez and one more for the road.

Cindra, mine was "Zip" I had already learned irony.

Anonymous said...

Rusty, crusty, dull...my head congested.

puppybrose said...

Rusty: Nature's way of saying "use it, or start losin' it."

eh -- perhaps Helen Hayes said it better: "You rest, you rust."

QuillDancer said...

Seems like this word pretty much corroded all of our brains. Looks like we need to invest in some sandpaper and Rust-Oleum.

Anonymous said...

Rusty: the current color of my hair and the feeling in my joints.

Doug said...

You too, huh, Goldennib? Must be the water in Jersey.

Puppybrose, have you seen the great anti-communist Helen Hayes movie My Son John? You trust you rust.

Quilly, we should set up a rustoleum co-op.

Cheesie, the next step is "ash."

Anonymous said...

The truth is "prematurely gray, over dishwater."