Thursday, May 08, 2008


BONDSMAN, n. A fool who, having property of his own, undertakes to become responsible for that entrusted to another to a third. Philippe of Orleans wishing to appoint one of his favorites, a dissolute nobleman, to a high office, asked him what security he would be able to give. "I need no bondsmen," he replied, "for I can give you my word of honor." "And pray what may be the value of that?" inquired the amused Regent. "Monsieur, it is worth its weight in gold."

2008 Update:  An arbitrageur in risk who helps to ensure that the market for confidence clears efficiently, by allowing two or more frauds to succeed in the same transaction.


mireille said...

"two or more frauds in the same transition"? 1) That the guy is innocent? 2) And that he'll pay the bond when he skips? 3) And why can't we ever talk about perfume?


Omnipotent Poobah said...

bondsman - An indentured servant in the service of Barry Bonds.

Jamie Dawn said...

First, there were Bond Women. These are the gorgeous females that James Bond got to hang with and men got to drool over.
Now, I call for Bond Men. These will be gorgeous males that Jamie Bond hangs with while women drool over them.
Jamie Bond is agent 008, and she is super cool and always solves the case.
She takes her Mint Juleps blended not stirred.

TLP said...

James Bond's butler. Of course that's too close to what Poobah wrote.

JAMES BOND's Women Eau de Perfume: Apparently some of Bond's men use it too.
(There ya go Mirelle. Sockso.)

quilly said...


Before I post my definition I need to ask, "Is this still a family site?"

Ariel the Thief said...

Anything more difficlt than a Bond girl is too difficult to me.

Mmmm, TLP, you smell good!

Anonymous said...

Bondsman---privately held us central bank ( FEDERAL RESERVE )...using the honor and word (weight of gold),of,We The People, fund the corporate goal of flooding the world with cheap firearms....for it is easier to govern those with fear within---me jaded,hahaha........

G said...

bondsman - I believe your definition sounds like parenting so that's my definition - parent.

Jim said...

Bondsman: In Tennessee if the groom has been sued for violating the marriage contract, the bondsman has had to pay any legal damages if the groom defaulted.

Bondsman: A fellow who develops a strong relationship with his fetish.

Bondsmansolelady: A motorcyclist's wife.

tsduff said...

Beware those Bondsmen who use plastic body fillers - oops - that's Bondo.

Anonymous said...

How I like my...oh wait bond. Oh. Uhm. Never mind.

pansi!!!!!! said...

Mr. P-Doggy, I am taging you for a meem!!!!!
Those Deth Cheeze guy's are alway's having to call Bond's Men to bale them out of the Never World Jail. It is skandauls!

The OE said...

Bondsman: A personal servant for professional baseball players who are required, among other things, to take the fall if or when the use of performance enhancing drugs is questioned (often confused with "Bondmen," which is a term used by the community for James Bond wannabes)

actonbell said...

This would be a most interesting topic for a blog. In wonder how many bondsmen are writing their memoirs?

actonbell said...

I wonder, that is.

Doug said...

Mireille, I know a great site where perfume is discussed passionately and poetically.

if to greatness you'd aspire
there's much to do ere you retire.
bend your knees in faithful prayer
Set your goals both far and rare.

Listen for your call and not your praise.
be strongest in your hardest days.
be humblest whene'er you've won
and courage will be yours, my son.

But should your heart submit to fear,
don't forget the cream and clear.

JD, you were great in Moonbaker.

TLP, apply from a shaker?

Quilly, yes but it is a constant battle.

Ariel, that's exactly how I feel.

Brer Bear, the fed buys guns?

G, I have no definition of parenthood.

Jim, Tennessee marriages are conducted in prison? I guess that's where you find people.

Terry, Behind every great man there's at least a little bondo.

Jenn, you live on that line, don't you?

Pansi. thanks ever so much. Meme's usually go up on Wednesday.

OE, see the comment to Poobah, above.

Actonbell, that's a great question. If I get time (I'm in Portland and time is scarce) I'll try to google.

G said...

Feel free to borrow mine.

volcanicsoul said...

just saying,,withhold the funding and the usa would not be the largest arms dealer in the world--thats all i was saying...just rocking in the free world......Peace