Monday, April 26, 2010


BARRACK, n. A house in which soldiers enjoy a portion of that of which it is their business to deprive others.

2010 Update: An armory building set aside for the maintenance of targets.


Mo'a said...

I read the word wrong and thought you were going to talk about our leader.
Barrack: walked past them, never been into some of them are school dormitories.

TLP said...

Barrack: A shelf in a bar to hold beer and such.

(I'm like you Mo'a. My first thought was to link this to the Prez.)

Jim said...

Me too, I was thinking of the pres.

I've lived in those dorms off and on during my five years in the Army. I didn't deprive anyone of anything while living there.
-->first think college dorm. Stop here for higher ranks.
-->next think forty-room hospital ward versus private or double room for lower ranked enlisted.
-->then think no closet rather a 20"X30"X20" box with a tray in the top portion (over grown jewelery box, ladies) for keeping clothing and stuff.
-->finally think cleaning the latrines and floor with a tooth brush, waxing the floor on hands and knees using shoe wax, think keeping grass trim on hands and knees in formation crawling across the yard, ten person man or woman shower, and inconveniences like that.

I am not thinking "set aside for maintenance of targets" at all unless it is on a national guard base.

tilden talks... said...

barrack: a place where one stores clean glasses in a drinking establishment.

actonbell said...

barrack: living quarters for soldiers that imitates what life would be like after desertion.

Ariel the Thief said...

In the 70's we were called the "happiest barrack" of the socialist area.

Anonymous said...

BARRACK, n. - Airforce One

Anonymous said...

the barrack
has many a

political version
campaign bus

may your day be

the amoeba said...

BARRACK, v. In civilisation, what one does to support the home team - the mob pornography called for in the American song about the (ahem) ball game is beneath the mention of any worthwhile person.

Of course, this works the other way as well; see ATHLETIC SUPPORTER.

sauerkraut said...

Yes OC, Barack is a jock.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

The house Barack lived in before he moved to Washington?

Cooper said...

Doug that is sad but true though I probably know less about Barracks than I do about most thing.

Cooper said...

And a belated Happy Birthday to Quilly.

Anonymous said...

cheer cheer
start the day
with a beer
hope it goes
without a fear

Good Morning

Anonymous said...

had a beer
for lunch
on a hunch
these numbers
i could crunch

still it was a
Good Morning

Anonymous said...

now the day
is about dust
hope all is well

Ariel the Thief said...

"cheer cheer
start the day
with a beer
hope it goes
without a fear

Good Morning"

Greatest morning greeting, I love it.

Doug said...

Mo'a school dormitories also house targets.

TLP, you get the patent on the bar rack pun.

More or less a tackle box, Jim?

Right, Tilden, but I think you owe TLP a dollar.

That's funny, Actonbell.

By strangers, I assume, Ariel.

Very good, Thom.

And your evening rainy, Bear.

Amoeba, Take Me Out To The Ballgame is a hymn, I thought.

Sauerkraut, there's got to be a way to work "sock" into that.

Right, right, Cooper. Happy birthday some more to Quilly.

Bear, finding a beer in the glass makes things clear, finding one in the office is blurring.

Good morning, Ariel.