Monday, August 20, 2007


KILT, n. A costume sometimes worn by Scotchmen in America and Americans in Scotland.

2007 Update: A skirt worn by men to display tribal pride.


Minka said...

kilt,n. egg-warmer

Minka said...

kilt, n. a vine for grasshoppers and other crawly insects without wings

goldennib said...

kilt: An easy way to moon your audience (as in Braveheart.)

goldennib said...

kilt: Woven feathers to cover a bird.

Minka said...

kilt, n. a cage, trapping something at flight risk?

Mutha said...

kilt: a skirt worn by men to display tribal pride, and occasionally, the family jewels.

Logophile said...

Kilt~ Past tense of the verb kill

"He was so upset, it nearly kilt him!"

Here in Seattle we have the proud purveyors of the Utilikilt, the tribal pride of a new generation.

puppybrose said...

Minka, you kilt with that first one!

Doug, if this has anything to do with "Leviathans", you are SO gonna get kilt, yourself. (just sayin'...) ; )

puppybrose said...

okay, now i'm just laughing at ALL the definitions above me. too funny!

Kilt: means for men to "skirt" the "issues". ["Iss you?" "Yes...this one iss, too!"]

Sharm said...

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Mo'a said...

Kilt...a nice way to show off your knees...what did you think I was going to say? Anyway all the good ones already used...that just kilt me.

TLP said...

Kilt: something to make women wonder...does he or doesn't he wear anything under it?

pia said...

A kilt is something Doug won't wear to represent our part of the blog world in the WUB which sounds like a world security agency

I always knew you were a spy for something. Just didn't know you were really working for Prince Charles, and am glad to find out that he's actually worked

Doug said...

Boy, Minka. Men in skirts sure brings out the funny in you.

Nessa, I wondered where the cawing was coming from.

Maybe in Scotland, Minka.

To sheep, Mutha?

Logo, "Lord God he done kilt hisself!" is my favorite line of dialogue from Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark. The other one wasn't as funny.

Neva, I intended no such thing, nor have I ever helped my sister write a funny and entertaining book about such things.

Welcome, Sharm. How come your URL doesn't work?

Mo'a I prefer veterinary cones for that.

TLP, real men don't make women wonder.

True, Pia. I was thinking blue jeans and a wire.

The OE said...

Kilt: Eating with reckless abandon "I kilt that container of ice cream, I hope it didn't blow my cover"

the amoeba said...

KILT, n. Another sad but instructive example of the importance of correct typography.

Y'see, once upon a time, there was this edition of Sir Walter Scott's poetry that was prepared for sale in Scotland, which contained the line,

"She spoke with a lilt".

Trouble was, the typesetter mistakenly substituted a "k" for the first "l". And the rest is, as they say (and of course, you know who they are).

Apropos of nothing, I find that the word "lilt" is derived from the middle English LULTEN, v.t.: to sound an alarm. I can only think: bagpipes? Which is a very kilty thing to do.

tsduff said...

Oh, so many things to be said, having myself come from the Scotch-Irish descent... but what comes to mind is this great ditty "The Scotman Song" (What Is Under The Kilt)

You can sing along.

Doug said...

OE, I bet secret agents have to be real careful with ice cream.

Amoeba, I did not know that.

Terry, normally I would sing along but in this life I'm tone deaf.

Anonymous said...

Kilt: A costume worn by, not coincidentally, brawlers and drinkers.

G said...

kilt: ...or hide the family jewels.

Minka kilted us all with her definition today - good one!

G said...

Um that was "kilt" us all.

I Dive At Night said...

Having served 3 years in a Scottish Highland Regiment, I have to make a few corrections about the kilt assumptions. A kilt is about as free as that bird ever gets to be in public. It's the sporran that keeps it all hidden and in place.

Sporran: The decorative pouch warn by a strap around the waist used to hold the front of a kilt still on windy days.

Sorry to change you word definition yet again Doug.

TLP said...

"You are chosen to represent your country in the first international blog WUB (World United Bloggers)." Your mama must be so proud. I know your blogmama is.

ariel said...

WUB, Women for Unlimited Boobs

uh Doug, I think some people misread your definiton for today? (was a funny one, anyway!)

weirsdo said...

As someone entitled to wear plaids associated with the Grahams and the McKnights, I'll risk this: A kilt is the only thing between a sporran filled with money and a Scotsman's next most precious possessions.

Mutha said...

Doug: Always with the Sheep! What is it with you ranch hands??

tsduff said...

Oh, I'm sure you could make a lovely accompaniment Doug; everyone knows a beagle makes beautiful music when he/she bays.

quilly said...

KILT should actually be: K.I.L.T. -- The original name of the garment has been lost to history, but the current name is an acronym derived from the initials written on the purchase vouchers of men ordering said garment: Keep it long, Tailor.

Jamie Dawn said...

"Tribal pride" - tee hee, har dee har, hee haw!!

I kilt me a possum the other day. Runned him over.

Doug said...

Anonymous, I suppose exposure to breezes brings out the worst in a fella.

G, kilted is the way past participle, maybe.

That's ok, Morgan. I didn't edit but thanks for the info. I'm honored to have a veteran in a dress on my site.

TLP, did you weep too?

Ariel, can men join?

Weirsdo, you can hide a bottle of whiskey there too?

Haha, Mutha. Are you detecting a trend? Lord, but I hope not.

Terry, the coyotes find my singing pretty, it's true.

Quilly, now that's funny. They'd have done better sending the note to their maker.

Did ye mash on the speed brake, JD?

cooper said...

"How grand the human race would be
If every man would wear a kilt,
A flirt of Tartan finery,
Instead of trousers, custom built!
Nay, do not think I speak to joke:
(You know I'm not that kind of man),
I am convinced that all men folk.
Should wear the costume of a Clan.

Imagine how it's braw and clean
As in the wind it flutters free;
And so conducive to hygiene
In its sublime simplicity.
No fool fly-buttons to adjust,--
Wi' shanks and maybe buttocks bare;
Oh chiels, just take my word on trust,
A bonny kilt's the only wear.

'Twill save a lot of siller too,
(And here a canny Scotsman speaks),
For one good kilt will wear you through
A half-a-dozen pairs of breeks.
And how it's healthy in the breeze!
And how it swings with saucy tilt!
How lassies love athletic knees
Below the waggle of a kilt!

True, I just wear one in my mind,
Since sent to school by Celtic aunts,
When girls would flip it up behind,
Until I begged for lowland pants.
But now none dare do that to me,
And so I sing with lyric lilt,--
How happier the world would be
If every male would wear a kilt!"

Robert W. Service

manskirt extraordinary.

Doug said...

Cooper, that's a perfect find.

I Dive At Night said...

It's not a dress!