Friday, November 14, 2008

Philistine

PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn.

2008 Update: One insufficiently refined to digest the advancements of the pack.

17 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

Philistine, one fishing for tuna in the sea of eternal life. :-P

the amoeba said...

PHILISTINE, n. One who refuses to submit to the dictatorship of my tastes. Especially if he used to.

With all the attempts in these days to form separate nations for people of like mind and heritage (e.g. Kurdistan, the Tamil, the Basque, Chechnya, Texas), I'm surprised there has been no campaign for the resurrection of independent, sovereign Philistia. Since its citizens appear to be far the most numerous of the lot.

Mutha said...

Philistine: The one who doesn't have any sh*t on him.

quilly said...

You no toucha PHILISTINE,you no drinka Philip' beer, capisce?

TLP said...

Society's Child.

You can thank me later for the ear worm.

Anonymous said...

a L>A> hip-hop band....Peace

Jamie Dawn said...

Even a bunch of Philistines was no match for a long-haired Samson. A short-haired Samson did not fare so well.

Thanx for the get better wishes.
I feel better today, but not all the way better, so it is another jammies day for me.
Tomorrow I plan to actually wear real clothes and maybe even go outside.
I hope I don't run into a Philistine. I'm too weak to fight.

Jamie Dawn said...

Do you say Phili-steen or Phili-styne??

tsduff said...

Goliath was one Philistine who didn't know how do dodge very well.

actonbell said...

Hahahaha, mutha, good one:)

Philistine-kitschy kin.

Jim said...

Philistine: We don't get Phili beer here so it won't bother me if you touch.

Philistine: A pain in the b*tt for the early Israelites, seems they always are having pains. It might be good for me that my Jewish anscestor is a closet one. I can't stand bullies. :-)
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Anonymous said...

good morning,or should i say afternoon,either way greetings,this fine saturday,may peace on the planet start with us today...i will play it save and stay in garden...LOL...Blessings

Anonymous said...

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Doug said...

Ariel, and putting mayonnaise in it, absolutely.

Amoeba, that was a great definition. I think Hamas favors your suggestion.

Mutha, only in a land of sweet-smelling people. Not Boston.

Capisco, Quilly.

Thank you, TLP. I feel much more sensitive now.

P to the e to the a to the c to the e, Bear.

Well, JD, you're funny again. Funny again but still in jammies is the best stage of recovery.

Terry, with culture comes ducking.

Kitschy-kin is a great phrase, A-bell. I excpect to steal it.

Jim, closet Jews sound like tailors.

Thanks, Bear. Maybe I should grab the dogs while North is still open. I can't go south.

Dr. Minnie Strator said...

Elitist word employed by the Weirsdos and their ilk to damage the self-esteem of ordinary, wholesome folk and confuse Bible readers.

cooper said...

My Philistinism is kicking in. It's telling me we should take Mizzy B's idea about blogging passports and run with it. Start telling people they need passports to blog, and provide those passports at fifty bucks a pop.

Doug said...

Dr. Strator, we're easily confused which is why we prefer archaic language.

Cooper, I'll have to look into that. One more passport to misplace sounds relatively unappealing, though.