Friday, September 19, 2008

Queer

QUEER, adj.  The reason young men prefer other fellows' sisters to their own.

2008 Update:  Common.

15 comments:

TLP said...

Ooooohhhh. I'm strange enough to be first. How queer is that?

karma said...

the guys with ... er ... who are odd balls

TLP said...

I never noticed it before, but look how close the word queer is to queen. Just a tiny little extension on the end of the "r" gives you the "n" to make a queer queen. Mmmmm....I've heard that queens have good extension. Just noticin'. I should probably have more coffee.

TLP said...

LOL Karma! Good one!

the amoeba said...

I suppose Bierce's Victorian sensibilities compelled him to use the word sisters in his definition.

And I wonder what life must have been like, especially this last couple of decades, for professional golfer Gay Brewer.

Jamie Dawn said...

Queer: odd, strange, interesting

It's better to be queer than boring.
If one finds oneself becoming boring, one must do something out of the box in order to add interest to one's persona. I find that nude jogging and wearing large hats tends to work for me.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes queer days we live in today,but am sure it has been going on and on for those years i lack memory----------------------patriotism = scoundrel, ,war = peace, ,tax the working class = good policy, ,tax the(money) elite class =bad policy, ,theft = my right, ,rich red china = good neighbor, ,poor cuba = bad neighbor....well i will seek refuge with a fag and a cup of joe..........Peace,,may the power of love,uproot the love of power :-)

jenn said...

it's the eye for the straight guy.

Jim said...

Ooops, that's queer.
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karma said...

Thanks TLP!

Some people had a queer habit of hiding in closets. They were very happy when they were let out, and that is why today they are referred to as being gay

fikwqmr: find a kiwi who is queer, mister

G said...

Or other fellows' brothers.

cooper said...

I find myself queerly unable to redefine.

sauerkraut said...

The definitions are odd.

Of, if it's your preference, queer.

TLP said...

So, Doug, you still hiding out? It's SATURDAY on earth ya know.

Doug said...

Not very, TLP.

Karma, is that how they make them?

TLP, more coffee and maybe a chat with your youngest.

Amoeba, I found myself wondering if "queer" picked up the current commonest connotation since 1913.

Yes, yes, JD, that would probably do the trick. I think Oscar Wilde once said something along the lines of: In the end, isn't it better to have a steady income than to be fascinating?

Bear enjoy your smoke n' joke.

Jenn, so I hear. I'm cool with white walls.

Ain't it though, Jim?

Karma, I'd be gay too if the whole world stopped smelling like moth balls all at once.

Right, G. Why choose?

Cooper, I did too, but I figured this was a word for a slow day.

Indeed, Sauerkraut. You see what happens when we all get suddenly polite, except for TLP.

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