Thursday, April 15, 2010


INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight.

2010 Update: The irritant around which forms the pearl of polity. The birth of a nation.


Indeterminacy said...

Injury: The next best thing to getting killed.

Indeterminacy said...

(sorry for being so morbid)

Karen said...

Hi Indie. So, are you staking your claim as the irritantcy in the oyster which began this morning's pearls of wisdom?

I just got up for a glass of water. I'm going back to sleep now.

tsduff said...

I love pearls - and the oysters from which they came. Hmmm, now I have to look up polity.

Injury: ... as opposed to when the jury is "Out"

actonbell said...

Injury? It's just a flesh wound.

jenn said...

What one does to herself all the time...

Elbot said...

Injury: programming (but not including perl).

TLP said...

Any injury can be withstood, except an injury to the heart.

(I think that's a fractured "quote" from the Old Testament.

TLP said...

back to say that apparently that is NOT an idea put forth in the Bible.

C.J.Duffy said...

I was slightly offended recently when, upon arriving home late and a little the worse for wear, my wife confronted me with the enormity of her rage.

Is it legal to assault someone with a vacuum cleaner in such a manner?

Your 'umble English servant

Jim said...

English law (which became the U.S. law unless your state has changed it by act of the Legislature or court judge or live in Louisiana) says that it is not an offense for a person to strike his wife with a stick with less diameter than his thumb.

This English law is the beginning of the saying, 'rule of thumb.'

Which rule means _________??

Injury? For sure a stick that small would only leave a few bruises, etc. Far better than the mideast canning.

Thom said...

INJURY, n. - Obama's world

sauerkraut said...

injury: why I wear a cast.

Cooper said...

I think the birth of a nation is more like the scar, hurts less but lasts longer..much too long in some instances.

Karen said...


I love oysters, too. Let's pretend we're having a late supper at:

813 Rue Bienville
New Orleans, Louisiana

Oysters Bienville $10.95
An Arnaud’s original. Shrimp, mushrooms, green onions, herbs and seasonings in a White Wine Sauce.

Oysters Kathryn $10.95
Artichoke hearts, garlic, fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano and extra-virgin olive oil

Oysters Suzette $10.95
Bacon, pimento, green onion and bell pepper

Oysters Ohan $10.95
The essence of Creole. Eggplant and andouille sausage.

Oysters Rockefeller $10.95
Our version of the classic. Fresh spinach and bacon with a touch of Pernod.

Oysters Arnaud $10.95
One each of our baked oysters

Doug said...

Indie, good to have your morbid self back around.

Karen, I hope you found rest.

Terry, you channeled Quilly. Bet she doesn't notice.

Actonbell, that's the right comment for a Spamalot devotee.'

Jenn, one should watch her toes around furniture, for example.

Elbot, I bet perl is a pun to those in the know.

Shakespeare, maybe, TLP? Shelley? Silverstein?

C.J., the Queen's laws are just laws.

Thanks, Jim. I had no idea. If I marry, maybe it will be to a woman thinner than my thumb.

It's a world of hurt, Thom, very much so.

Yeah, sorry about that, Pal.

Cooper, sundown never comes soon enough to Muslims during Ramadan or Americans on the Fourth of July.

Karen, from Lewis Carroll, our favorite's favorite:
"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
"Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

quilly said...

I left you a comment here yesterday telling you that you'd fallen off my feed reader again. Blogger didn't deliver it. I do believe it is a conspiracy!

Doug said...

Not to worry, Quilly. For future reference it's one post per day, Monday through Saturday.

Brittney said...

Something to add insult to.