Monday, January 12, 2009

Lodger

LODGER, n. A less popular name for the Second Person of that delectable newspaper Trinity, the Roomer, the Bedder, and the Mealer.

2009 Update: The child of privilege in misfortune.

12 comments:

weirsdo said...

Our new lodger is more the child of misfortune in privilege. Julia will be announcing a new Captist avatar soon.

tsduff said...

Some lodgers are freeloaders.

Minka said...

Silent was the year of 1927, a bad year for blondes. Hitchckock's idea, not mine! Luckily, they are working on a re-make...

Tom & Icy said...

Dogs are very artful lodgers.

the amoeba said...

LODGER, n. Something stuck tight, wedged in - as a piece of gristle in your teeth, or an out-of-work brother-in-law on the sofa.

Logophile said...

ooooo Icy and Tom, nicely done there, artful lodger.

The sad truth is, I bet one loses more out of pocket due to the lodger than the dodger.

quilly said...

I seem to have a lodger named Amoeba lounging on a couch in the back of my brain and eaves-dropping on my thoughts because he stole my comment!

Ariel the Thief said...

Lodger, unlike a friend he can be kicked off.

TLP said...

A man of means by no means.

the amoeba said...

Roger that, TLP.

As Quilly might say, "that lodger's a real mean joker." No, wait, that was Ledger ...

Doug said...

Weirsdo, I suppose that's the other way it can go.

Terry, a freeloading lodger is a relative.

Minka, it's only was good to see a little bit of bitterness from you.

Well done, Icy!

Amoeba, that's a contribution to every family. Taxation begins in the home.

Quilly, mindreading is the natural result of letting a scientific amoeba into the home.

You're right Ariel. Lodgers are better than friends in that regard.

TLP, you're queen of the road.

Amoeba, I'm having trouble keeping track, too. One's dead, the other eternal.

cooper said...

I like your definition but it sounds like a fancy word fro temporary roommate to me.
Lodger