Friday, April 13, 2007

Abasement

ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

2007 Update: The spiritual discipline of humiliating oneself before one's betters, practiced in service for perfection alone.

28 comments:

weirsdo said...

Lowering performed or imposed by the perversely named fan-atics.

weirsdo said...

And I was first this time.

IDiveAtNight said...

Abasement: Where you find yourself when you fall through the livingroom floor.

Where is everyone?!?

the amoeba said...

ABASEMENT, n. See INFERN... (ahem> INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (No wonder the Brits call it INLAND REVENUE ...

That's probably where everyone is, Morgan.

Ariella said...

All I demand of my subjects, er, family.

Miz BoheMia said...

..."before one's betters"??? Who the f&(%/%( is better than ME? WHO?

Abasement... boulderdash to bohemians! BOULDERDASH I tell you!

The Old Mule said...

abasement: hiding out beneath the giants.

off to the beach, folks. Save my place, okay?

Doug said...

Weirsdo, so you expect us to genuflect?

In the basement, I guess, Morgan.

Nah, Amoeba, we have until Tuesday.

Ariella, seems like little enough.

Miz B, does it never occur to you that you might be the better?

Have fun, Mule. Beware the squid.

pia said...

abasement: no comment. Your definition more than Ambrose's makes me want to bow

Minka said...

I second Pia! Yours is better than Ambrose´s today.

abasement: the hunchback of propriety

AsianSmiles said...

abasement- way of life for asians, apple polishing for europeans, mortification for americans.

puppybrose said...

*fights urge to hit (abasement softball) and pun*

Sar said...

Abasement?! Of all the A words you could've chosen, like oh say ARUBA!

Some curmudgeons, jeesh!

Holy frejoles, the word veri directions are all in German - how cool is that? Monika???

Doug said...

Pia, and now, with my help, you can bow in private.

Minka, "The hunchback of propriety" is hilarious.

Asiansmiles, however it's done I wonder who's more sincere?

Puppy, I dunno is on third.

Sar, You're on vacation so no dictation.

quilly said...

abasement where teachers are kept

Tan Lucy Pez said...

My basement is too empty of supplies. And the news says we might get a LOT of snow. Talk about abasement!

The abasement of Imus
is certainly a must.
Never mind rappers,
they don't raise a fuss.
That abasement of women
is absolutely just.
NOT

Mistress Anna said...

Hey isn't this brown-nosing?

Jamie Dawn said...

Pia & Minka seem a bit shocked that your definition is better than Ambrose's. They must be TRUE friends to imply something like that. :)

We LIKE you; We REALLY like YOU!! :) :)

Abasement: something I don't have, but wish I did now that it's tornado season.

Mutha said...

Quilly -- not all teachers, just early childhoos teachers.

Abasement: where the boogey man lives.

Mutha said...

childhoos? childhood!

Minka said...

why thank you Doug. It was due!

*bows to herself infront of a mirror*

Joel said...

Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Since the brain seems to be firing on something less than the 8 cylinders I have chosen to borrow the thought of someone else. Hey, it's Friday afternoon...some slack if you please?

AsianSmiles said...

i have no idea doug. *bow*

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm back for a second helping.

Abasement: Eeyore's state of mind.

Doug said...

Quilly, we kept ours in the meat locker.

TLP, you're a poet. I knew this whole CBS radio-dude thing would have a silver lining.

Mistress Anna, of course not you pretty, young thing.

Jamie Dawn, I'm not worthy of such affection, or a basement. Strap me to the roof in a hurricane.

Mutha, where do they keep the teacher what can't spell?

Kneel first, Minka. You deserve it.

Joel, take the rest of the day off.

Oh, goodness gracious, Asiansmiles! *sobs, whips self*

Welcome back, JD. That piglet is a little sycophant himself.

Tom & Icy said...

Dogs can be perfect without abasement

Minka said...

with all due respect, sir...but it is Saturday morning! Isn´t there soemthing you should be posting right about now?

Doug said...

I agree, Icy. Abasement is completely optional for a dog.

Yes, yes, Minka. You predicted it.