Thursday, May 15, 2008

Envelope

ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document; the scabbard of a bill; the husk of a remittance; the bed-gown of a love-letter.

2008 Update:  The portion of correspondence reliably addressed to the reader.  The envelope is largely and increasingly absent from modern communication as, consequently, are readers.

16 comments:

javajazz said...

ah yes, the
cyber ghostliness
of electronic mail
communications...
get me a piece of paper
i can feel with
my fingers...

quilly said...

ENVELOPE n. the bulk of the pile of debris at the edge of my coffee table.

Envelope Trivia: most envelopes are born fully grown by cesarean section. No antiseptic is used and the mother is often sacrificed during the ritual.

Tom & Icy said...

I like to push the envelope.

karma said...

i'll envelope you any day, dawg (with a little help from my 10 arms)

ejqoua: edgy chihuahua

G said...

envelope: why does steaming one open come to mind? I swear that I never did that myself, but now my friend Lisa in 7th grade...

Your update is excellente!

Jamie Dawn said...

My mom received an invitation to a wedding in India (one of her almond clients). The envelope is a gorgeous, rich, gold color, and the invitation itself is exquisite. She gave it to Courtney, and both the envelope & invitation are displayed in her bedroom like a work of art.
Seriously, just that envelope had to cost a fortune.

Ariel the Thief said...

Envelop, the dress of good news, bad news and money. God's messengers don't use it.

Karma, TEN??

TLP said...

An envelope envelops a letter. Could be a "Dear John" letter. What a revolting envelopment that would be.

mireille said...

Expensive components in a print shop, because they have to be diecut and constructed ... who would guess that the externals of correspondence, so easily tossed, are worth that much. xoxo

Jim said...

Envelope -- meant for transmitting private correspondence in older days, similar to the modern e-mail.

Envelope -- as opposed to the more open and public correspondence in the olden days which used instead the postcard. I.e.the postcard was similar to the modern day blog.
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Doug said...

JJ, I'd only lose it.

Quilly so the natural parents of the envelope are Banquo and Aphrodite? I'll buy that.

Where, Ice?

Karma, you grew a new pair?

Thanks, G. I'm sure you were a perfect angel who understand that the FBI investigates mail tampering.

JD, it was worth it if it made art on C's wall.

Ariel, that's what I wish I'd said.

A revolting envelopment, indeed, TLP!

I wouldn't have, Mireille, if you're counting.

Jim, good observation.

tsduff said...

Envelope: The temporary veil of knowledge.

Cooper said...

Envelope: The thing I sent to the IRS sans the actual tax return.

actonbell said...

Perfect job on the meme--so true:)

I wish to be enveloped in sunshine today, but it's raining.

Doug said...

Terry, all the wisdom's in the veil, usually.

Cooper, I'm sure they feel good that you were thinking of them.

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, Actonbell?

actonbell said...

haha. You are always a day away.