Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bayonet

BAYONET, n. An instrument for pricking the bubble of a nation's conceit.

2007 Update: An industrial age emoticon.

29 comments:

Minka said...

Take that!

Omnipotent Poobah said...

bayonet - A close relative of the weapon "mayonet".

Mutha said...

I'll be back as soon as I look up "Emoticon."

Mutha said...

I am in shock that there is a word for :)
Even more in shock that you used it in a sentence Doug...

Bayonet: The hand-to-hand portion of this evening's program

quilly said...

Bayonet? What coast is that on? Here we have Deer Bay, Elk Bay, Moose Bay, Otter Bay, .... And say, what is an Onet, anyway? Better go google ....

goldennib said...

Bayonet: Beowulf's sister.

karma said...

now everyone's poking fun at the dawg

bayonet: a sharp retort to a loaded conversation

wbwmuf: by the way, i'll have half a muffin

Tom & Icy said...

A horse with a bayonet is a unicorn.

ariel said...

it took me time to learn how to shave with a bayonet but I cannot picture my mornings without it anymore!

TLP said...

Bayonet is a hair net that you wear in Na'leans when y'all is acatchin' cray fish.

(Icy is the only one who actually knew what it is.)

TLP said...

Ariel! You made me spit my coke on the screen!

puppybrose said...

Bayonet: that which allows one to add insert to injury.

i know i know... *groan*

Minka said...

bayonet, the ham of all sliced conversation

Mutha said...

Ooooooh Puppy! Your wit wounds me!

G said...

"insert to injury" - haha! And Ariel, they make em tough where you come from!

Bayonet: a soldier's version of an exclamation mark.

You'll have to give me a little more notice to come up with something better - say a week. So many good offerings here.

G said...

bayonet: a battle's exclamation mark! - might be a little better...

oy.

Doug said...

Geez, Minka. I turn my back one time...

Haha, Poobah. Used in the burger wars.

Mutha, I know. I really had to think about this one.

Quilly, the salt air has you goofy. Here's to sea air.

Nessa, I love it.

Karma, I have a thick hide and pathetic eyes. I'll be ok.

And a unicorn with a bayonet is a goat, Ice?

Ariel, that's funny. I hope.

TLP, does a bear fish in the bayou?

Sharp, Puppy.

Minka, I'm baffled. The ham...?

Mutha, wait'll you hear what she smears the blade with.

G, that's just fine. Nothing wrong with a visual pun now and again.

actonbell said...

bayonet →

(→ + †) ≠

actonbell said...

All the good words were taken. Not that I had anything.

Kyahgirl said...

I got nothing either but I sure give you all points for wit and enthusiasm. Bloody thirsty lot, eh?

pia said...

Bayonet: an instrument used for many purposes in Bayonne NJ

OK it's stupid, but I always wanted to say it

Like your definition. I'm not up to emoticons other than :)

cooper said...

I was kind of laughing about the "emoticon" thing, but I think I have myself under control now.

You are too hip Dawg.

Bayonet: Gives Boom shak-a-laka a whole new meaning.

I know, I'm sorry. If I think of something better in my sleep I promise to come back.

javajazz said...

Bayonet! that was my first instrument
in high school...
miss Dog.

I Dive At Night said...

Bayonet: (1) A dagger mounted to the end of a rifle, (2) form and function melded, (3) the opposite of ambiguous.

Cheesemeister said...

Bayonet: Something I won't allow Axe Man to have onstage when Death Cheese performs.

Doug said...

Skillfully emoted, Actonbell.

Kyah, are you calling us vampires?

Pia, I can't remember it but Bierce has a quote about killing people from New Jersey. I'm sure he meant to include Bayonne.

Cooper, I'm as cool as cucumber soup.

JJ, maybe Bru will let you accompany?

Morgan, the third definition is especially sharp.

That's just good band management, Cheesemeister.

quilly said...

Doug, but here we can't see the air.

javajazz said...

bru would be smart
not to let me near
ANY band...

Jamie Dawn said...

I took a moment to look over some of the words I'd missed whilst I was away. I approve of all of them except for the word blubber. I take offense to that word because I am carrying too much of it on my person at the moment.

It's good to be blogging again!! :-)