Monday, August 18, 2008

Gent

GENT, n. The vulgarian's ideal of a gentleman. The male of the genus Hoodlum.

2008 Update: Informally, a man who admires tidiness sufficiently to carry a cloth handkerchief, which is useful for removing DNA, fiber and fingerprints.

22 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

And the snot of love.

Minka said...

gent,n. bacterial consciousness



P.s love the addition of teh Victor Hugo image below! Brilliant!

Minka said...

uh...

gent, n. Charles Dicken's metropollitan

karma said...

bathroom for the single male

khynh: kin-kay!

the amoeba said...

GENTILE, n. What's on the floor of those bathrooms, Karma.

One hardly ever sees "Gents" on the door of public bathrooms any more. Usually because the term was paired with "Ladies", and the proprietors were getting sick of the gents taking that a certain way and fielding the resulting police calls.

quilly said...

[looking bewildered] But my Amoeba carries a cotton handkerchief ....

Mostly the DNA, fiber and fingerprints it removes comes from my allergy symptoms. (I bet you wanted to know that.)

TLP said...

Handkerchief...it looks like oysters but it'snot.

Er...where were we? Oh, Gent. Not many around these days.

actonbell said...

LOL, great definition, Doug.
Gangly enigmatic nosy tiptoer?

Anonymous said...

Doug's Dad sez women's locker rooms must really be crude

sauerkraut said...

Gent, aka Ghent: a place in Flanders where a semi-obscure treaty was signed in December of 1814. Not known are the social attributes of the men who live there.

karma said...

amoeba- the result of hit and miss?

tlqes: tequilas

the amoeba said...

In anticipation thereof, K.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Karma! That's why an experienced gent prefers the washbowl.

cooper said...

A rather adultc mens magazine/webiste. I only know this because I searched gent...

so I can see why a handkerchief might be necessary.

karma said...

the suspension is killing me, a ;)

hey ariel, would you say the gent has hands-on experience?

Lammy said...

A gentleman is a guy who can groom a woman's pubic hair without getting an erection.

the amoeba said...

Cooper? You remind me of an episode of Night Court (before your time, I know) in which John Larroquette's character, Dan Fielding, sells a "John and Mary" story to Sir Gent magazine. Much to Dan's chagrin, the story was ahem edited, giving John and Mary some extra company. Who? Dan mutters: "Athletes. Big ones."

Ariel the Thief said...

No, Lammy, that is the opposite of gentleman.

Hobbes said...

Have you met any, Lammy?

karma said...

Lammy, let us know where these parlours are

Doug said...

Ariel, I'm sure I don't know what you mean.

Minka, Dickens' metropolitan, nice.

Karma, a gent and a john are almost the same.

Amoeba, if you won't call the police, you shouldn't propriet.

Quilly, I'm sure Amoeba only cleans up crime scenes that really need it.

TLP, if you see one, say hello.

Haha, Actonbell. That's correct. Madame. That's correct, madame.

Pop, I'm sure we'd both be terrified.

It's Europe, Sauerkraut. The place is crawling with gents.

Karma, you guys really are confusing today.

Amoeba, I think that might be the truest definition, a man who anticipates missing.

Haha, Ariel.

Cooper, you mean a magazine about shaving and supporting dependents? That sounds good.

Still baffled, K.

Lammy, I think that's a homosexual.

Amoeba, that takes me back. That show was pretty funny.

Ariel, you sure?

Good question, Hobbes.

Oh, K. Now I get it. You were talking about hair care.

tsduff said...

Sort of glad I missed this one.

Gent - Opposite of Lady