Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dandy

DANDY, n. One who professes a singularity of opinion with regard to his own merits, accentuating his eccentricity with his clothes.

2010 Update: A person usually male.

18 comments:

the amoeba said...

Actually, Dawg ...

DANDY, n. An androgynous person (Dan + Dee). See e.g. ZIGGY STARDUST.

unest: to not to be, Latin scholars.

sauerkraut said...

... now, where did I put that yankee doodle. ...

pia said...

Dandy Doug, no? I will leave ya'll to ponder that

It just sounds so good

quilly said...

I have nothing brilliant or amusing to add to this discussion. Better call Jim Dandy to the rescue.

TLP said...

Jim Dandy to the rescue...first thing that came to my mind.

Dandy: unlucky boy dressed in a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.

Karen said...

I thought of Barbra Streisand's melodious rendition of FINE AND DANDY ~~ Please forgive this platitude But I like your attitude ... blah, blah, blah ... Even trouble has its funny side ... When you're gone my sugar candy I get so lonesome I get so blue But when you're handy It's fine and dandy But when you're gone What can I do?

Thom said...

DANDY, n - Finally. I'm a Yankee Doodle :) Not really I'm from Winnemucca I have to remember that :)

Karen said...

That's funny, Thom. I thought your entire childhood took place on the H.R. Pufnstuff set.

Jim said...

Jim Dandy here!
To the rescue (I always have some crude to say)!
I once had Sunday school teacher, the preacher's wife, who shocked the most of us, her adult class with this oldie:
"Candy's dandy
but
liquor's quicker."

Guess that shouldn't be too shocking, it was and 'adult' class.
..

Karen said...

This blog is ALWAYS so much fun!! Too bad I have to go out for a while. I could play patty-cakes with Thom and Pia all afternoon.

p.s. Jim, have you forgotten already? Nobody pays much attention to you any more.

Anonymous said...

dandy of a mess you hsve
gotten us into.
thought-laurel & hardy
then
this a dandy time for a shot
so
pbr will have to do

Peace

Another Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong
[Doug]
I am very glad you have your blog
I peek in every now and then
[throughout the day]
I also recommended
that you have
[another]
one ...

[pbr]

NicoleB said...

A person too full of himself to realize he's a jerk

Doug said...

Ziggy Stardust, Paul Lynde and Oscar Wilde, Amoeba. The John Madden, Frank Gifford and Al Michaels of generations past.

Saurkraut, did you check the pocket of your silk shirt?

Pia, no.

Quilly, I bet he'd have come if Amoeba called.

TLP, I'm thinking I might have just missed a cut-off for something.

Karen I don't know that one, but it looks like you actually typed it from memory.

Thom, just call the feather chicharrone instead.

Karen, that was Quilly.

Sure Jim, and Ogden Nash is scripture of a sort.

Karen, I read every word.

Bear, that's a fine selection. A bon beverage, s'il vous permettent.

Karen, another beer or another blog? I have too many blogs, not enough beer, probably.

Nicole, that sounds like a definition for man and maybe primate.

TLP said...

50's song (I guess)

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I'm Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

quilly said...

Karen can't tell Jim and I apart. How depressing.

tsduff said...

Just wondering what ever happened to Dandelion?

cooper said...

Dandy: Formerly a bourgeois personality, now a hipster.

Oscar Wilde, a well known dandy, said "One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art" and he was/did, and then came the Dandy Warhols....named after
a modern day dandy, Andy Warhol.

Discovering that the "Dandy Warhols" were probably not just doing a play on words when choosing that name is so enlightening.