Friday, August 15, 2008

Gimlet

GIMLET, n.  An instrument somewhat smaller than the man "with an inexhaustible fund of anecdote."

2008 Update: A dainty cocktail likely concocted for drinkers who must be eased in to a margarita from a Shirley Temple.  The gentleman's alternative to perfume and tweezing.

21 comments:

TLP said...

Well! I never! I'm pretty sure that I've been insulted. *Off to consider it.*

Ariel the Thief said...

Where is this blog going to? :-)

TLP said...

I don't know Ariel! I'm shaken over it. But maybe we shouldn't let ourselves get all stirred up.

mireille said...

Or shaken up. TLP, is this your drink of choice? What I want to know is who's doing the tweezing. And what's being tweezed? Never mind the reference to perfume. xoxo

weirsdo said...

The eye with which I pierce non-practicing students.

Harry Heuser said...

John Barrymore feeling "rotten."

sauerkraut said...

Let's skip the girlie drinks and get right down to some double malts. However, may I suggest not boring holes whilst partaking. ...

gimlet, n, man who lives down the road. coincidently, he's a carpenter who likely has that tool in his box. doesn't drink, tho.

Jim said...

Gimlet: the gimlet I am familiar with is similar to an awl. It makes holes in leather or the like.

Gimlet: used in literature as metaphorically comparing a 'person in a hole' or 'stuck in a hole' (not necessarily a literal hole) as being similar to 'a gimlet' still in it's hole.
[Note to self, I think I used the corrct figure of speech for this, maybe not.]
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TLP said...

Nope Mireille. I like things that start with "cream," like Creamsicle.

Have I taken over Doug's blog? Where is that d*mn Puppy anyway?

pia said...

You tagged this for G? But she is so much more the Margarita type than the Shirley Temple. And I say that with admiration, love and just couldn't resist

TLP=-my 3 best friends and I are called the blender busters because in the 80's we busted bartender's blenders. Now we call ourselves busted blenders--and will take things that end in "cream" like ice cream anytime--except most of us are always on diets

quilly said...

Skip the [gin] gimlet and drink the perfume. The taste is the same and your breath will smell better.

Verifier: jbuse
Juice abuse or abusive juice? (With the gimlet there's no difference.)

Doug said...

Blogmama, any insult is unintentional. I didn't even know what in the drink until this morning. Just doing my best with a word outside my vocabulary.

Ariel, apparently a real fancy bar.

TLP, time for a martini?

Mireille, whatever you tweeze. I know very little of the way of the gentleman.

Rightly so, Weirsdo.

Harry, you got here just in time. Was that his drink? His first drink?

Sauerkraut, you're a tough mama, huh?

Right, Jim. If I'm not mistaken, the tool with which Louis Braille was blinded, but Bierce took the punch and left me the cocktail, as he often does.

Haha, TLP, for now you're in charge of troublemaking.

Pia, I suspect g of being gimlet-eyed.

See, Quilly, I wouldn't know that without you.

the amoeba said...

GIMLET, n. Tasty in gravy, or on skewers with bacon. No, wait ...

A few years ago, I read, there was a plot to send a gimlet against Air Force 1. The plot was called off because its success would actually confer an advantage on the United States of America. Besides, its success was doubtful. "What? You don't got nothin' stronger?

G said...

Hahahaha! To definitions and comments.

cooper said...

Real men drink Gimlets while someone else does the tweezing - where the need be. ;)

Minka said...

gimlet, n. the devil's tool, a direct pathway to lowered inhibitions

Doug said...

Amoeba, I did not know all that. Flying punches, huh?

G, Pia got you. Glad you were here to enjoy.

Cooper, that's funny.

Minka, I see you've met one.

Harry Heuser said...

Belatedly (I assumed I had posted the following earlier, but I might have had a few gimlets myself before I punched in the code): Let's just say that the ingredients finished Barrymore's career as a Shakespearean actor. Oh, those Singapore "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."

Doug said...

So, my question, then, Harry is whether Barrymore was the model for Sir Jeremy Burton in The Impostors? And if so, did he also have a thing for hard-boiled eggs?

sauerkraut said...

wait a sec, dog... when did I get a sex change operation? Hope they didn't use no gim lay during the procedure but gave me plenty of spirits.


meow

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, I'm a lot embarrassed here. Male? I didn't know male bloggers ever admitted to children.