Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Qualification

QUALIFICATION, n.  Being a cousin of the president's tailor.

2008 Update:  A caveat on a promise, most often tacit.  A credential.

17 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

wink wink

TLP said...

I have some reservations about this word.

Jim said...

Qualification: Thank goodness for 'honest' and wise tailors, I had begun to think no one had presidential qualifications anymore!
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karma said...

hey, is this the same tailor who stitched the emperor's new clothes as well?

hcdmt: how coarse, dammit!

Ariel the Thief said...

Qualification, what we have after but are asked for before.

Jamie Dawn said...

Qualification: The bar set in order to proceed or belong

To belong to Truffles Ladies United, a woman must consume two or more chocolate truffles per day for a minimum of six weeks, after which she usually qualifies for Weight Watchers.

Minka said...

qualification,n. an incentive that sparks imagination and over-estimated self worth

Doug said...

Woof woof, Icy.

TLP, not to worry. You're retired from a government job and it shouldn't come up.

Just tailors, Jim.

Karma, undoubtedly and you look great in them.

Ariel, it's kind of a problem, huh?

JD, I wish you a long list of members with your name on every page.

Minka, does that making leaving the first comment a qualification?

pia said...

I like TLP's non-definition.

Minka said...

No, it means making the last comment worth the journey!

actonbell said...

on second thought

Doug said...

Pia, yours is good, too.

Minka, that is some qualification indeed.

Maybe so, maybe not, Actonbell.

Anonymous said...

???Qualification???---why is it when crap hits the fan,,all the "experts" are gathered to sort it out,when in fact ,these experts were the ones who caused the original problems---Quack,Quack......Peace

Dr. Minnie Strator said...

Formal administrative approval.

Doug said...

Anonymous, so QUALIFICATION, n. A credential for catastrophe?

Dr. Strator, you bring to mind a conversation I had with your colleagues at Emory as to whether they would grant my degree if I didn't attend graduation. It was a much longer conversation than I had anticipated.

tsduff said...

I had no qualification with which to appear in the comments today.

Ariel the Thief said...

But here you are! :-)