Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reconciliation

RECONCILIATION, n. A suspension of hostilities. An armed truce for the purpose of digging up the dead.

2009 Update: A parliamentary procedure created to civilly resolve controversy by dispatching the discontents.
Let those who doubt be set in boats,
'Tis the glory of our nation
That even they'd withhold their votes
Find reconciliation.
-Publius

11 comments:

pia said...

I would think these days reconciliation is one of the last true dirty words.

TLP said...

Reconnaissance before the real war starts.

Tom & Icy said...

Maybe reconciliation is the meal served cold?

Minka said...

reconciliation: re-group, re-arm and a bottle of rum!

Karen said...

Coincidentally, The Wall Street Journal published "The Devil's Dictionary: Financial Edition" this morning.

QUANTITATIVE EASING, n. A regulatory approach based on the point in Western movies when the sheriff, having fired all available bullets, in an act of final desperation throws his gun at the bad guys. See also INFLATION, HYPER.

Ariel the Thief said...

Reconciliation, being invited to the funeral of your enemy.

the amoeba said...

RECONCILIATION, n.

1. A public ceremony in which hatchets are buried - distracting everyone's attention away from the nuclear weapons programs.

2. Acceptance of the fact that, when you live in the world's last time zone, all the good stuff will have been said / taken by the time you get up in the morning.

ozesties: exuberance in Australia, or among the heirs of L. Frank Baum.

quilly said...

RE, to do over

CON, to cheat or mislead for profit

CILI, variation of silly -- nonsensical

ATION prefix used to compile objects or entities in a superficially like group

RECONCILIATION, n.
A joint, nonsensical formality undertaken with the intent to restore good-faith relationships so they can again be exploited for fun and profit -- and maybe a few laughs.

the word verifier says it better: slypop

Anonymous said...

Reconcillation...
make my attempt with city council
tonight
guess i have been contributing
to a "obnoxious or detrimental"
licensed business in the city of
WC
damn
13 years after 215 passed
by a vote of the people
local governments
still think they can ignore
the law ..
reconciliation from council is a

"work program to consider options for "regulating"
medical marijuana dispenaries.
damn it will be legal and taxed
(california)by the time the
city staff is done with
its report...
Change is Slow
But Constant
Peace Always....420...

Doug said...

Pia, I think we're waiting for a four-letter synonym. Heck?

TLP, I miss that kind of patience.

Icy, when you're a dog, everything is served cold that you don't kill yourself.

Yo ho ho, Minka! I think International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up.

Karen, that's kind of cool. I like that definition, too.

Dang, Ariel. It's like you showed up better dressed than the host.

Amoeba, you're resenting Ariel, too, aren't you?

Quilly, I tolerate your sunshine under the blogger-for-hire exemption.

Change is slow but constant- you got the good stuff today, didn't you, Bear?

Ariel the Thief said...

Oh you mean my shoes are clean.