Tuesday, March 10, 2009


DUCK-BILL, n. Your account at your restaurant during the canvas-back season.

2009 Update: The inspiration for the fountain-pen and, through calligraphy and illumination, grandparent to ornate nostalgia.


Anonymous said...


Mo'a said...

No good trying to duck bills, they catch up with you eventually.

Nessa said...

What Monica said to Bill when Hilary entered the Oval Office.

pia said...

Love Nessa's on many levels :)

Duck-bill: the price comes due for having eight years of a lame president

tsduff said...

Nessa - that was great.

Duck-bill - The defining mouth part of the funny creature known as the platypus,which is a mammal but also lays eggs.

Sam the Purple Jam said...

Egg-laying mammal, aka moi.

the amoeba said...

DUCK-BILL, n. At the Chinese restaurant and gentlemen's club, what you get for pe(e)king.

Tom & Icy said...

What prize does Nessa win?

Logophile said...

Oh, that Nessa, that was a good one!

quilly said...

According to the sign and the camera above the cash register in the restaurant where I dined last night, ducking bills seems to be such a popular local past time that cameras and parkinglot attendants have been brought in as prevention measures.

Jim said...

Duck bill hat: U.S. Patent # D455538
Word Veification word was 'bequite' so I'll be quite, taking your hint.

Jamie Dawn said...

Nessa's comment made me chuckle.

Duck-Bill: There's a Russian gymnast who looks a lot like a duck. She is a pretty lady, but she really looks like a duck. During the 2004 summer Olympics, Taylor made the astute observation that she looked like a duck. She also resembles an ostrich. Luckily, she is a lovely lady... quack, quack!!!


actonbell said...

LOL, Nessa gets tonight's Oscar:)

Duck bill made me think of a baseball hat, and now I know the patent #!

The Old Mule said...

Duck-bill: Millet spoon.

cooper said...

When the rim of your hat quacks you probably have a duck-bill.

I'm sure I had one of those once, though they say it was my fever talking.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Nessa!!

Doug said...


Ain't that the truth, Mo'a?

Nessa, this is a family blog! (typed while laughing)

That's doing it right, Pia. Well done.

Terry, I sez it's a bammal.

Green eggs and jam?

The coveted comment-of-the-day award, Icy.

And how, Logo. Nice to see ya.

It's not my hint, Jim. All the more reason to take it.

JD, that's funny. Scetlana Khorkina?

See how much there is to learn on blogs, A-bell?

Ha, Mule. Right.

Cooper, it's usually your fever talking, n'est-ce pas?

Right, Ariel.

Anonymous said...

So, OC and I are both persona non grata? We have done something to offend?

Jamie Dawn said...

Yep, that's the one!!!