Friday, May 23, 2008

Quantity

QUANTITY, n.  A good substitute for quality, when you are hungry.

2008 Update:  A characteristic dismissed by the tasteful almost constantly.

17 comments:

javajazz said...

"nothing is something..."

this was actually a derogatory remark
made by someone who poked fun
at my desire for
a truly simple existence
on this Earth...

tsduff said...

Quantity - As long as it isn't turned into a "math" term, I'm fine with it.

Ariel the Thief said...

Quantity, a question of room.

quilly said...

Maybe it's just my mood, but a 70's disco song immediately started playing in my head and if I have to listen to it all day I see no reason why you should be immune.

More, More, More (Quantity)

Oooh, how do you like your love
Oooh, how do you like your love
But if you want to know
How I really feel
Get the cameras rollin'
Get the action goin'
Baby you know
My love for you is real
So take me where you want to
Me and my heart you steal
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it


Oooh, how do you like your love
Oooh, how do you like your love
But if you want to know
How I really feel
Just get the cameras rollin'Get the action goin'
Baby you know
My love for you is real
So take me where you want to
Me and my heart you steal
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like your love ...!


But if you want to know
How I really feel
Get the cameras rollin'
Get the action goin'
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it
(More more more) how do you like it, how do you like it

My apologies to your other innocent readers.

mireille said...

The dictionary says "the character of a logical proposition as being universal, particular, or singular." They lost me at "logical proposition." As you know. xoxo

jenn said...

Quantity - what you find on online dating sites. Not a lot of quality though. :s

The Old Mule said...

quantity: anything more than what you had to begin with.

Happy Friday!

G said...

Quantity: always think of toilet paper and paper towels with this word.

May your weekend hold a quantity of good times. Oh and thanks Quilly.

G said...

Java Jazz, that reminds me of the old folktale "Joseph Had An Overcoat" in which he could always make something out of nothing.

Doug said...

Are you sure it was derogatory, JJ? It sounds like a promotion.

Terry, I don't think "RADIUS" is in Bierce but if it is, we'll call it a bone.

Ariel, you're channeling Einstein again.

Apology accepted, Quilly.

Mireille, think of it as the opposite of jasmine.

Jenn, I might have guessed.

Hey, brother Mule's back! Al was here yesterday. This is homecoming week?

g, is that the coat of many colors?

TLP said...

I like your update. So I ain't gonna even try.

Jamie Dawn said...

Both you & Bierce have such great offerings on this word.

I've heard it said that when it comes to time with one's kids that quality is better than quantity. I disagree. Lots of plain, old time is best - whether it's time spent doing something incredibly fun or time spent sitting watching a favorite show.
When it comes to food, I like to have both quality and quantity.

Jim said...

Quantity: With the kids, an hour a week all by themselves with Dad is quantity enough (that's what the shrink said). Five kids with travel time to where they want to go equals a whole Saturday.

Quantity: There will be a large quantity of food tomorrow at Mrs. Jim's family reunion. We are in Louisiana for that already tonight.
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actonbell said...

My husband's family has a joke about a certain restaurant's endorsement (by someone they know) "the food's not good, but you get enough."

When I'm really hungry, I don't have any taste, either:)
TGIFF!!!!!!!

Minka said...

quantity,n. an increase in perception and a decrease in value

sauerkraut said...

Quantity - the amount a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck chuck.

or

Quantity - the other part of the vs. quality when it comes to workouts given to track athletes - especially those of the distance runner.

Doug said...

TLP, one more definition doesn't hurt.

JD, it's like that with dogs, too. Even if they're playing Wii and getting tattooed.

Jim, Louisiana is a great place to have a quantity of food. Enjoy.

Actonbell, sounds like my kind of place. Too much of a good thing or enough of a bad thing? It's a worthwhile debate.

Minka, you're an economist!

Or the racehorse, Sauerkraut.