Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rubbish

RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions lying due south from Borealis.

2007 Update: British garbage or American pretense.

19 comments:

puppybrose said...

claiming teh first spot for teh absent Penguin. just because i can ; )

Omnipotent Poobah said...

rubbish - Feeling like those flakes from eraser after you make a mistake.

puppybrose said...

Rubbish: that which goes againstish the grain. [see also: Damn! That rubbish me the wrongish way!]

sorry. i'm in a "mood". that said, i loved Bierce's definition, and thought your update was even better. ; )

TLP said...

I dissipated my energy yesterday. Squandered my time. So I've got plenty of balderdash to collect and put out to the curb today for tomorrow's pick up. Malarkey by the basketful.

Drivel free to a good home.

pia said...

I have always wanted to say "rubbish" but would badly show my American pretense

Great definition

quilly said...

rubbish -- sun screen, hand lotion, ointments of any kind all all "rubbish" concoctions.

the amoeba said...

Somewhere, sometime during my travels in Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, I actually did see a sign on a vacant lot that said "Rubbish may be shot here" (see FLAG in the original Devil's Dictionary).

RUBBISH, n. Windows Vista, Quilly. Macs rule, PCs drool. ;)

G said...

I throw mine out as I exit the "lavatree".

goldennib said...

Rubbish: What Aladin did to the lamp to get the genie to fork over three wishes.

Andrew Donaldson said...

Rubbish: When rubbing up against someone, contrary to expectation, feels unpleasant.

Jamie Dawn said...

My name is Leonitha. I come from the Land of Rubb.
We Rubbish are a proud people made up of strong, hardworking men and plump, chocolate eating women. Our children, the wee Rubbish, are giggling and gay and the driven snow.

actonbell said...

I love the word rubbish. It sounds better than bullshit.

mireille said...

um, recycled verbiage counts as rubbish, right? this completely vindicates the widespread use of wikipedia as blogfodder. heh. (ok, yours was better.) xoxo

Tom & Icy said...

My treasure trove

cooper said...

I know it when I see it.

*looks around*


Nope you're good.

TLP said...

Rubbish in rubbish out.
Hello? Is the rubbish in?
Get back in here, our your fans will rub-bish you out.

You're not out celebrating the prez' happy day are you?

Doug said...

Neva, I'm sure it's appreciated by those who've forgotten you.

Poobah, I think that makes you a pinkneck?

Chafish, Neva.

TLP, this site can always use some. That was pure poetry, by the way. I don't need any that fancy.

Thanks, Pia. Just roll the r's a little. You're bound to fool a croatian.

How bad's the burn, Quilly?

Amen, Amoeba.

G, is that volcano?

Nessa, the I bet he got between zero and five.

Not contrary to my expectation, Andrew.

Hahahahaha, JD. Nice to meet you, Leonitha.

Actonbell, it's less universal, too. Some things, after all, aren't rubbish.

Mireille, one person's wit is another person's weather.

Only the finest for you, Icy.

Thanks, Cooper. I'm generally obtuse to the matter.

TLP, I'm on my final day of travelling without a hookup for now. Inshallah. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your business.

Minka said...

puppy, it is highly appreciated, especially since I hardly manage it myself this last month. *plugs a golden pin to her chest* ;)

rubbish, bullocks!

Doug said...

Bullocks, indeed, Minka!