Friday, February 29, 2008

Rascality

RASCALITY, n. Stupidity militant. The activity of a clouded intellect.

2008 Update: The spirit that animates statues of bronze.  The principle qualification for sainthood.

23 comments:

Hobbes said...

Misbehavior condemned by those too heavy, stupid, or old to indulge in it.

G said...

a close cousin of scalawagity.

TLP said...

I know nothing about this at all. Is it an English word?

Tom & Icy said...

What we condone in our youth and condemn in old age.

the amoeba said...

RASCALITY, n. The principal principle of princes (hereditary or merchant).

Doug said...

Hobbes, I almost take that definition personally.

And a near friend of prosperity, G?

TLP, it is. Sometimes applied to women with white hair and impish instincts.

Beautiful, Icy. Good girl.

And the principle principal, Amoeba?

quilly said...

I'm with TLP. I have never heard of this word bef -- What?! Don't look at me in that tone of voice!

jenn said...

I'm with the others. I'm unfamiliar with this term. I think you made it up you rascal.

Nessa said...

I need a speech therapist. I can't say that word without tripping over my tongue.

Jamie Dawn said...

We used to have a raccoon named Rascal. He was so cute and very curious. "Rascality" just reminded me of him.

the amoeba said...

Dawg, the only principle of principal is principal. And interest. Which makes principal of interest to principalities.

It's an "aloha Friday". Can you tell?

"... the Hawaii Fashion Guild in 1966 began a successful campaign to designate every Friday as "aloha Friday," a day to wear aloha shirts to work. Aloha Friday may have been the inspiration for the "casual Friday" instigated on the mainland a few decades later."

the amoeba said...

In 2009, the Hawai‘i Fashion Guild, desperate to reverse its self-inflicted strangulation of the clothing market, launched its "mainland Friday" campaign, a day to not wear aloha shirts to work.

The rascals.

TLP said...

And tomorrow is rascally rabbit day. And that's NOT a sex toy. I don't think so anyway.

Doug said...

Quilly, maybe you know the Hawai'ian translation.

Jenn, it was an earlier rascal.

Nessa, try taking your feet out of your mouth.

Jamie Dawn, that's the best name for a raccoon.

Haha, Amoeba. My nephew wears aloha shirts that often.

TLP, I'll check with AP3.

Minka said...

ungehobelter Flegel!

tsduff said...

“Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality” George Bernard Shaw

My beagle had the gleam of rascality in his eyes one year when he ran away with the entire leg of lamb from the table.

Doug said...

Minka, "Pascover" ├╝bersitzt als "Ubgehobelter"

Terry, mine had that same look when he got an entire slab of carne asada off the grill. To his credit, he shared with his sister.

quilly said...

I had a beagle that stole a frozen standing rib roast from the neighbor.
The man took the roast from the freezer in his garage, placed it on a nearby bench and proceeded to lock his freezer. While his hands were busy Nero darted in, filched the package and darted out -- in which case I do understand the term rascality.It is a word used to describe beagles in general.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Rascalallity is when grone-ups forbidd us kids to do what they say and not whut they do.

Jim said...

Rascality: M-W says it is an old (circa 1577) word associated with knaves, etc. A lot of the Googled say no definition can be found.

Rascality: Not a desirable trait, related to the actions of a real rascal.
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TLP said...

Rabbit rabbit sleepy head.

Doug said...

Quilly, beagles are reprobates to a one, aren't they?

Boy, that's hypocrisy and maybe good parenting.

Jim, it's a pretty unusual word.

Rabbit, rabbit, TLP!

Doug said...

Quilly, beagles are reprobates to a one, aren't they?

Boy, that's hypocrisy and maybe good parenting.

Jim, it's a pretty unusual word.

Rabbit, rabbit, TLP!