Friday, March 02, 2007

Immoral

IMMORAL, adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong, wicked, immoral. If man's notions of right and wrong have any other basis than this of expediency; if they originated, or could have originated, in any other way; if actions have in themselves a moral character apart from, and nowise dependent on, their consequences — then all philosophy is a lie and reason a disorder of the mind.

2007 Update: Corrupt, craven or contrary to the concerns of a conspiracy. See: Worthy Opponent.

40 comments:

Logophile said...

just popped in to see if I could be first

the amoeba said...

IMMORAL, adj. The first and greatest of the Three Prohibitions that separate me from the enjoyment of the objects of life.
Thereby making it objectionable. See ILLEGAL, FATTENING.

At home watching the snow blow and the wind fall ...

nvlxz: I envy your Lexus

Omnipotent Poobah said...

immoral- One of two residences owned by the royal family. The other is Balmoral.

Mutha said...

Immoral: (My childhood definition)What Bug Bunny would do in your place.
(My adult definition) What people will do in front of lights and a camera but fully deny if not caught on tape.

puppybrose said...

Immoral: rarely one of the sizes worn in a wet t-shirt contest.

Karen said...

Doug~ stooooooooop already!

tee, hee to poobah.

Mo'a said...

Don't get me started...OK!!! I will...what is being done in the name of safety at home...war over there :( ???????

Quilly said...

immoral prerequisite to tabloid fame and fifteen minutes of immortality

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Immoral: According to some folks this describes about 95 percent of everything that comes naturally to humans.

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H.G. Wells.

Immoral: word verifiers.

Doug said...

How'd that go, Logo?

Funny, amoeba, those three don't separate me from much.

They should spend more time at Balmoral, Poobah.

Mutha, don't you think the people behind the cameras must be monks?

Puppy, the alternatives being scandalous and napkin?

Karen, sometimes an inkblot is just an inkblot.

Mo'a, you're channeling Karen.

Quilly, so is it like silicon?

That's a great quote, TLP.

quilly said...

No, Doug, unlike silicon, immorality loses it's perkiness after awhile.

Mutha said...

Doug: not monks only the amoral documentarians of our time

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Doug, if being immoral required silicon, then in a few years in homes for-the-old-and-in-the-way, it would be obvious which ladies had been immoral...and had the most fun.

*sigh* I missed the boat and everything else. I shoulda been immoral while I had the chance.

Jenna Howard said...

For some reason I rather like today's word. I really need to get back to my immoral writing at some point.

Karen said...

"Mo'a, you're channeling Karen." = a good thing!

TLP~ It was fun and, hey, it's never too late to start. {grin}

Doug said...

Gosh, Quill. Looks like I chose wrong again.

Mutha, documentarians should be amoral, shouldn't they?

TLP, I'm gonna ask my Pezters if they're buyin' it. I'm not.

Jenna, I started laughing when I saw your name, before I read your comment.

Karen, you aren't a nun? I need to reread your profile.

ariel said...

immoral: stray

Karen said...

"Karen, you aren't a nun?"

Ya think!?!

Mo'a said...

Perhaps it is Karen who is channeling me??? In any case great minds and all that :)
Well, are you Karen?

G said...

Imortal: I mean do you really want to live forever? Ohhhh, immorrrrral - do you really want to live forever :)

Karen said...

mo'a~ depends on who came first, the chicken or the egg...

or... what is IS!! :+)

Doug said...

Ariel, it's the ones that stick with the heard you really have to watch.

Karen, I might have misread.

Mo'a, I'll know one of you is channeling the other when I see a doll with the president's expression and needles in its back.

G, no and no :)

Karen, either way, I won't count it until it hatchets.

Minka said...

immoral, to punish a poor guy that stole medicine for his dying wife

just as rules, morales are guidelines...observe them, until your gut tells you "this ain´t right!"

Immoral dedication is often less cruel than moral obligation.

Mo'a said...

Doug: Great idea!!! ;)
Karen: Yeah!!! I know, and I am not telling.....This blond chick has her pride ;>

Sar said...

Today's word reminds me of a bumper sticker I got from Sister Helen's group when I met her.

Immoral: Killing people to show people that killing people is wrong.

puppybrose said...

XS and/or XL.

(apparently my recent purchase from "Puns R Us" was a lemon. next time i'll make sure to get one that's fresh and funny)

Mutha said...

Documentarians are sneaky...they slip stuff in through those invisble choices...like where the camera goes and stays. Then there is always subject matter: Farm worker rights vs. Paris Hilton's arrest.
The amorality comes when that is followed up with ..."Not that anything is wrong with that..."

Pia Savage said...

I can see the WV letters but totally forgot my comment

Something about how in the 70's, I think a congressman Wilbur Means was considered to be immoral because the woman he was with, an exotic dancer I believe, went into a fountain pool or something like that nude.

This tale had a point that I totally forgot as I was so happy to see the VF letters actually there

actonbell said...

ooo, nice alliteration in that definition, Doug:)

I don't know what this word means at all.

Indeterminacy said...

Immoral: fun

Indeterminacy said...

p.s. I like the idea of 15 minutes of immorality. Where do you go to get that?

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

imorral: shcool spanking

tsduff said...

I tried all day to come up with a witty, or better yet, pithy saying about immoral... but nothing doing.

I'm de-moralized.

Mistress Anna said...

I'm moral:)

Doug said...

Minka, that's on the sincere side. I'm not sure how to proceed.

Mo'a It'll sell like a hotcake.

Sar, what if you're hungry?

Puppybrose, they keep them at the bottom of the pile.

Mutha, that's ok. I don't watch documentaries, anyway. No one does.

Pia, I'd have sworn that was a movie. Good for them.

Not on barley night, anyhow, Actonbell.

Indie, you want another 15 minutes?

Boy, we'll have to agree to disagree on that one. "I think when a kid turns one you should be able to hit them in the stomach or the throat."- Bernie Mac.

And then, in the end, it comes, huh, Terry? Seems right for a crow.

Mistress, you must be to have a friend like Jenna H.

Cole Porter said...

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
Now Heaven knows, Anything goes!

Good writers, those who once knew better words,
Now only use four-letter words,
Heaven knows, Anything goes!

G said...

I'll be back later to hear the story, I'm off to violin.

Danny Boy said...

The story is too hard fo late at night. I know that is pathetic, but I'm not in college anymore, and even grad school work has to be done early in the day (or at least on the airplane on the way to school -- how did I go from horses to airplanes?).

But -- you got me reading the story because of the sexy Diogenes. Was there anyone in Michaelangelo's imagination that wasn't hot?

I'm-moral, adj., Yup -- you could see my lascivious tendencies either way.

Doug said...

Mr. Porter, I don't know how you stay so up-to-date on the changing times.

G, noted.

Danny, 250 words is just over appetizers for you. It never occured to me Diogenes might be hot. How gay was that Michaelangelo?

ariel said...

ROTFL Danny Boy!