Monday, March 31, 2008

Rite

RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it.

2008 Update: A mnemonic device that God is master, invoked in remembrance of the minister's ordination.

13 comments:

the amoeba said...

MINISTER, n. One who is at the rite hand (or, in certain circumstances, the sleight-of-hand; see Hophni and Phinehas) of God

One of the principal rites of this site is that of being first. Today, I appear to be in the right of this rite. Unless someone's snuck in whiile I'm typing this and has left me out.

Jamie Dawn said...

Rite: celebrating or recognizing various life transitions such as puberty - I'd tell you what the hick ceremony for boys entering adulthood entails, but then I'd have to kill you. The girls' ceremony consists of signing a pledge dedicating one's self to staying barefoot and pregnant.

quilly said...

RITE n. don't bother me, I'm putting on my make up -- and get out of my mirror!

Tom & Icy said...

I won't fite, it's all rite, so good nite.

jenn said...

A travel rite of mine is to panic uncontrollably when I realize I need a new passport within 3 weeks. Go me.

Anonymous said...

Rite (adj) Habitual compulsory alliance with cults--Compulsive communion with the start of the day at starbucks...Oh heck,wake and bake...

sauerkraut said...

rite - that word which comes after "bloody well" and before "to kno oh"

or

rite rite, you bloody well rite, you got a rite to go oh. ...


which I shall.

meow.

tsduff said...

The rites of summer... prepared for by the packing of the tent and coffee pot.

cooper said...

You mean marriage?

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

Its either rite or rong

Doug said...

Amoeba, your puns came fast enough.

J.D., I was a hick lad once myself. You mean turning over a pickup or getting sick on Southern Comfort?

Quilly, sorry but you missed your tongue.

Icy, I mite.

Jenn, three weeks would make my earliest start ever, I think.

Bear, Dies latté.

Sauerkraut, who are you?

Terry, happy camping. Dan Quayle wishes you the same.

Cooper, I suppose I remember that one.

SACADA, usually Elbot does the binary thinking here.

tsduff said...

"You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be."
-Dan Quayle

He really made an impression on you Doug, didn't he?

Igor Stravinsky said...

Spring dance--not prom.