Friday, April 09, 2010

Abba

ABBA, n. A father who has made a vow not to be a husband.

2010 Update: An affectionate term of reverence for a hermit.

18 comments:

Mo'a said...

Dancing Queen... Thanks!!! now I will be in my mind all day ;)

Mo'a said...

Not I..."it will be on my mind all day!!!" I may be a Dancing Queen, however my ego is not quite that large.

Karen said...

So, Mo'a, since you're ego isn't quite that large (as whose?) you won't mind if I say "Good Morning" to TLP before I bid you similar greetings.

Now I know ABBA is the greatest Swedish rock band of all time, but that's simply no excuse.

The rules of the House of Waking Ambrose clearly stipulate that TLP is first to comment.

TLP said...

Mamma Mia! I'm late!

Nessa said...

A rhyme scheme:

Not wanting to be forced to marry
or pay any child support
He ran away from the court
and went to live in quiet solitary.

Karen said...

You may be right, Nessa. Maybe the scheme is getting all commenters out of the House before they set up a Welfare Statehouse.

If not, the game may be over.

Thom said...

ABBA, n. One of my all time favorite groups. I couldn't help this one LOL

quilly said...

EAR WORM! run!

Too late. Can you hear the guns, Fernando?

Cooper said...

Down with the patriarchy I say.

the amoeba said...

According to some scholars, the sense of the Aramaic word abba is closer to "daddy" than "father". Other scholars dispute this interpretation, and no wonder. For besides the possibility of dissing the dignity of various church leaders (abbots; see COSTELLO, the "daddy" interpretation opens the question:

What would have happened at Gethsemane if Jesus were a girl?

;)

Ariel the Thief said...

Amoeba, we have a saying here, "And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a trolley bus." :-P

Ariel the Thief said...

Of course, when a man is looking for a mother in his relationships, it can be funny, but when a woman is looking for a daddy in her relationships, it is sexy. Obviously, you guys are bound to grow up.

Karen said...

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin ... "

(but are probably made from polyester genome strands).

Yea on this HOLY DAY, we remain grateful that THE AMOEBA (and his lovely Q.) are not buried under massive amounts of paperwork.

Also, we the thank the Lord that no one has yet mentioned the iPad.

actonbell said...

Wow, this word was totally hijacked:)

Doug said...

Mo'a, you're an artist, of course.

Karen, I bet TLP's right around the corner.

There you are!

Nessa, wasn't that Tennyson's favorite?

Karen, it's good The Economist doesn't believe in tariffs.

Thom, it seems everyone's having trouble today. I didn't think of that Abba until I saw the published post. Then I had a feeling where things were going.

Who's Fernando?

Amen, Cooper.

Amoeba, that's an interesting question. Among those who translate Abba as "Daddy" include my old pastor. Hope you had a good birthday.

Ariel, we have the phrase differently. Something about how my aunt could be my uncle. We like to discourage too much growing up.

Karen, polyester has a genome?

Totally, Actonbell. This war was lost 30 years ago.

sauerkraut said...

Those who like Dancing Queen are destined to meet their Waterloo with Fernando.

NicoleB, Egypt said...

...a man too dumb to use condoms?

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, heaven help us.

Or too smart to need them, Nicole, yes.