Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Retaliation

RETALIATION, n.  The natural rock upon which is reared the temple of law.

2007 Update:  A reaction to an anticipated assault.

21 comments:

weirsdo said...

Self defense.

Tom & Icy said...

A curmudgeon hound's retaliation was anticipated by a sarcastic terrier.

centralsnark said...

(not liking Blogger's new comment thingy. naturally, the ID should read "one hot puppybrose". heh heh)

Weirsdo: or...

Retaliation: kicking down de fence? ; )

karma said...

aye for an aye

Minka said...

retaliation,n. the sword that follows uncensored passions

oceallaighspubs said...

RETALIATION, n. Christmas shopping. And thereby hangs a tale ...

;)

ariel said...

Retaliation, the sweetest part of the war.

Theresa said...

Retaliation: Buying an alligator for the well-meaning relative who gave your kid a pet snake last Christmas.

Nessa said...

Just heav'n this taliation did decree. --Beaumont

Don't you dare retaliate because I left a stupid quote.

Cooper said...

Scoring higher than your brother on the SAT to pay him back for beibg able to do more flips on the trampoline.

Hell I don't know I'm not used to getting here this early. I just hope it's not bombing Iran because you were proven wrong.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, that's what the other guy claimed.

Icy, sarcastic terriers have the gift of prophesy.

Neva, we know a hot puppybrose when we see them. You can tell by the footprint on the reverse of your denim.

Karma, and a nay for a neigh.

Minka, puzzlement is a keen weapon.

OC, shouldn't the tale hang thereon?

Absolutely, Ariel.

Haha, Theresa. Anyone can avenge a cruelty.

Nessa, it's not a stupid quote, it's an indecipherable one.

Well done, Cooper. And I hope not also.

Jamie Dawn said...

Your definition sounds like a preemptive strike to me.

Retaliation: I think this quote is from the movie The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
"An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth; a leg for a leg; and a neck for a neck."
Then they hang him.

Mutha said...

Retaliation: I believe the formaula when I was growing up was

What you dished out + what you deserve + something to remember it by

jenn said...

There is no retaliation for this flu my nephew gave me. Neo-citron worked one night only. The hot toddy though while it made my tipsy and giggly didn't soothe my throat for very long but it sure was yummy!

tsduff said...

Retaliation: A tit for tat

The OE said...

Retaliation: To continually play with voting ballots in a very personal manner

Kyahgirl said...

I am trying to think of something clever which links this word and G's Tali but the well is dry.
Oh well, I'm glad I dropped by just the same.

mireille said...

I ♥ the sarcastic terrier. Wonder how an acupuncturist retaliates. xoxo

ocquill said...

RETALIATION n. the most effective is "Mother's curse"! I hope you have a kid just like you someday!

Doug said...

JD, that was Tuco, right? One of the best scripts ever. "If jer going to shoot. Don't talk. Just shoot."

Mutha, that formula is eternal and true.

I don't know, Jenn. There has to be ways to get back at a three-year-old.

A bargain, Terry.

OE, I can see how that would make someone feel better,

Here you go, Kyah: RETALIATION, n. Second fiddle.

With stones, Mireille?

ocquill, I showed her.

Kyahgirl said...

excellent Doug!