Friday, March 20, 2009


SHAM, n. The professions of politicians, the science of doctors, the knowledge of reviewers, the religion of sensational preachers, and in a word, the world.
All the world's a sham.  Wasp's Sage.
2009 Update: The disapproval provoked by a scandal.


Jim said...

Rabbit, rabbit, for the new spring season!

Sham: Cynics approve of the first, you are master of uncovery of the second.

And I was first here when I started.

Tom & Icy said...

It's a sham when you have to ask twice.

Mo'a said...

Seems the first day of Spring was a SHAM in our Neck of The snowed.
About not planting the NJ flag...well now that would be a SHAM.

the amoeba said...

SHAM, n.:

1. NCAA "amateur" basketball.

2. A wooly bully Pharaoh.

Anonymous said...

Shams are those pretty pillowcases on my bed.

Everyone's talking about this "spring" phenom. I'm not familiar with the phrase at all.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Doug!

Mutha said...

Which makes me think of "shammy" which is, besides a great sounding word, a means to wipe away...cover your tracks anyone? AIG...General Motors...I'm looking at you.

TLP said...

Sham: deceptively simple word.

sauerkraut said...

sham: the word which follows shim.

and precedes a lam.

Minka said...

sham,n. hell's learning curve to life

Omnipotent Poobah said...

sham: One of those pillow thingees I'm always being warned to not sleep on.

Cooper said...

Sham: Reality Television.

TLP said...

First for Saturday.

Doug said...

You're still first, Jim. Good luck to you and your lenten buds.

Icy, it's a sham, the way you mess around with your man.

Mo'a the New Jersey snow looks pretty, though.

Amoeba, your first definition points out the kind of quality available in a sham even better than swap-meet Louie (cf Sir Mixalot. Nota Bene: The Pac-10 is making our President look more foolish than the GOP has been able to.

Jenn, it will get to you. You know you live in Canada, right?

I do what I can, Ariel, to send mirth East.

Mutha, they're looking back for once.

Clever, blogmama.

Sauerkraut, a synonym for do-wa-diddy?

Minka, they're pretty far along down there, I reckon.

Poobah, linen rules are so much more complicated than, say, corporate prospecti, aren't they?

You're not wrong, Cooper.

Well done, blogmama.

actonbell said...

Fantastic update!
When I saw this word, I immediately thought of Sam the Sham.

Anonymous said...

sham--10% plus return , sad part is

that market is based on this sham,would rather have moderate growth,that is secure...Peace