Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Blushing

BLUSHING, n. [SIC] A trick formerly in great favor with women, but now fallen into disuse as a lost art, though by laborious practice the modern damsel is still able to achieve it at the risk of being taken in hand and treated for apoplexy.

2007 Update: ger. Under the visible influence of truth or plague. Unelectable. Unpromotable. Incurable.

34 comments:

puppybrose said...

*blushing* i'm sure i will be when teh Penguin sees i'm first!

puppybrose said...

according to that naked philosopher, Diogenes, blushing is the color of virtue. personally, i think that's a lie from the pits of hell, but then, what do i know?

nice update, by the way.

pia said...

blushing: I'm actually second

blushing: makes my face looked as if it's been at bed mites--possible cause of roscea(sic, Doug)

Miz BoheMia said...

Ooooh! Blushing! 'Tis an act, and a very necessary one at that, without which bohemians could not *blushetty blush* DAS FO SHO!

TLP said...

You sic'em dawg! Nice update.

Blushing: To prettify one's cheeks. I think butt polishing counts.

mireille said...

lol butt polishing. heh. but seriously, "disuse"? Not as long as I have MAC brush 116 and Nars Orgasm Um, lift that mind out of the gutter, buddy. It's a shade of power, I mean powder. xoxo

Mutha said...

Blushing: Rather than an intentional use of trickery, to me it is a fierce power one has no control over. A red flag defeating any arguement to the contrary of one's true emotions.

quilly said...

blushing -- the body's way of acknowledging stupidity despite the desires of the mind supposedly controlling it.

karma said...

i can't blush, it doesn't show. but i can simper and pout and flutter my eyelashes. does that count?

zbhptac: zebra hyperventilates after eating tic-tac

Jenna Howard said...

I blush. Damn fair skin.

puppybrose said...

Blushing: tempered shades of ooooh's, awwww's, aieeee's and/or d'oh!'s dancing cheek-to-cheek.

Doug said...

Neva, she'll be black and white and you'll be red all over? What do you know? Probably not the color of virtue, I'm thinking.

Pia, your rosacea, in turn, is caused by overblushing.

Riiiiiiiiiiight, hermana. I didn't just get here, you know.

TLP, if that doesn't count nothing does.

Lalalalalala, Mireille! I can't hear you! xoxo

Me too, Mutha. This dawg blushes.

Right, Quilly, the print you leave after putting your foot in your mouth.

Karma, that totally counts.

Jenna, I own a copy of one of your books. However fair your skin may be, your heart is to dark to blush.

Neva, that was a good one.

Jenna Howard said...

Did it make you blush, Doug?

ariel said...

Mutha, "A red flag defeating any arguement to the contrary of one's true emotions." is exactly what it is to me, too! but at least we ARE considered women of virtue regardless of what we do. *grinning*

Mutha said...

How did I already know that about you Doug?

Ariel: It's the Irish in me I think.

puppybrose said...

how is it that I made up that joke about the "blushing Penguin", yet YOU'RE the one who manages to use it to the best effect? D'OH! (color me maroon)

Doug said...

Jenna, it sure did, but not as much as getting your email that read "Happy reading!" just as I reached the third page and the first adult scene. I've mentioned, I think, that my sister is named Jenna.

Ariel, careful your grin doesn't undo the blush.

Lucky guess, Mutha.

Neva, in Australia there's a saying "the first liar never has a chance." It's like that with smart alecks, too.

Sar said...

Mark Twain has an interesting opinion about blushing...

"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to."

G said...

Why do you think I keep this lampshade on?!

The Mushroom said...

Blushing: What we say of brides out of flattery, but isn't really true until the honeymoon shows up on videotape, DVD, or YouTube.

Jamie Dawn said...

Mushroom - funny!

Blushing Bride. In reality, the bride is not blushing. She is too dang hot in that garb she's wearing and is about to faint.

Minka said...

blush,n. the cameleon of humiliation, anger or an immoral proposal

I Dive At Night said...

Immoral proposal? I prefer to call it "adventurous".

Blushing makes me think of the time Amber got teased by a group of fellow students. One person eventually pointed out, that when Amber turns red, that means STOP.

Doug said...

Sar, that's one of my favorite Twain quotes, and I have a lot of favorite Twain quotes.

G, what could you possible have to embarrassed about? Really. What?

Hahaha, Mushroom. Love today is entirely modern but not as new as it used to be.

Actually, Jamie Dawn, she's succumbing to the drugged rum. Oh, don't be shocked, how do you think she got the groom to the altar?

Minka, I guess the human chameleon reacts to the colors it imagines.

Funny, Morgan. And poor little Grenlytia.

a4g said...

Blushing, pp. Mistaking a present participle for a gerund, esp. when announced with great flourish.

(With my humble apologies to our gracious host)

Tom & Icy said...

I blush when I see your picture avator

al said...

Blushing: The most apparent symptom of showing up at Waking Ambrose late with a definition, the others being vomiting and oily anal discharge.

(Oops, gotta go...)

actonbell said...

Aw, Icy's cute:)
Your update is great--blushing is an embarrassing curse on the pale.

And "blushing" in this instance IS a gerund, since it's the present participle used as a noun. Right? (left? up? down? am I lost about grammar, too?)

Doug said...

Well done, a4g. You're a man of letters. What's the difference?

Icy, it's the floppy brown ears and short hair, isn't it?

Al, it's actually the least apparent symptom of showing up on any website.

Thank you, Actonbell. I flunked grammar, actually.

cooper said...

I can not tell a lie without doing so.

I'm blushing as I've been very late recently but hope to make up for it soon.

Sar said...

Last! ;)

Actually, I'm here to get a good spot in line for the WA Wednesday Surprise Casserole.

Of course a surprise casserole being a recipe created on the spot, comprised of a lil this & that, occassionally with delicious results.

Doug said...

Cooper, I don't know what the world has come to when a smart young woman can receive a college degree without learning to lie unreddened. Tragic.

And sometimes, Sar, it comes out fallen, chewy and blue.

AsianSmiles said...

sometimes more accurate than lie detector machine.

tsduff said...

I blush after a nice glass of red. (really, I can't even watch advertisments on tv without blushing....) Nice Twain quote Sar. Icy, awe :-)

Doug, here here.