Monday, October 13, 2008

Abbess

ABBESS, n. A female father.

2008 Update: A woman so pious she must be tempted by nuns.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW--The One in charge of the ruler must have eaten my comment...NOW that is power !! .........Peace

tsduff said...

No, I ate it. Caw Caw
Abbess: A stern, robed woman in "The Sound of Music".

Hildegard of Bingen said...

One who composes herself in the face of life's headaches.

Karishma said...
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amhsirak said...

A mother in law by marriage to religion

Jamie Dawn said...

Isn't the Abbess the head nun who sings Climb Every Mountain?
You can't be an Abbess if you're tone deaf or happen to be a contralto.

:-)

Bless you.

TLP said...

A serious infection in a convent.

Ariel the Thief said...

Glad you brought it up. Most religious say, "your father this, your father that", but what about the mother? It is ok that the father made the universe but someone had to give a birth to it, right?

Jim said...

Abbess: The word reminds me of the "Father, I have sinned" jokes.

Abbess: "Abbess, I have sinned greatly," he said. The abbess looked at him knowingly saying in a 'yes, and tell me more dear lad' voice ...
..

cooper said...

I fell in to one of those recently...

Oh sorry.

the amoeba said...

ab: prefix meaning "below, under, following".

ess: phonetic spelling for the 19th letter of the English alphabet.

Therefore:

ABBESS, n. T. Served an hour before vespers, dear. Pray join us.

Doug said...

Bear, dictophagy is heresy.

Terry, I remember her. That there is a woman I could love.

Nice, Hildegard. You were always one of my favorites, eating disorder and all.

Clever, ahsmirak.

JD, wouldn't a contralto abbess be an abbot?

Abcess, right TLP.

Ariel, I think we were hatched.

Jim, I understand that confession is good for the soul but it drove Luther nuts and would have me.

Haha, Cooper. Two good puns on one post. This is very unusual.

Nice, Amoeba. Will there be elephants?

Anonymous said...

????????............Peace

Tom & Icy said...

I was thinking if dogs could be nuns, what breed would be the abbess? At first I though may Pit Bull. But maybe more like a border collie that herds sheep.