Thursday, May 13, 2010


REAL, adj. A woman's tongue. This is the only part we can swear to.

2010 Update: Persuasive, at least to the speaker.


sauerkraut said...

Real, n., a soccer team from Madrid.

word veri: russer. yeah, now there was REAL journalist.

ghostseeker said...

Beware of being too real, lest your "positive" new-agey friends deem you too "negative." For according to these folk, if we pretend bad stuff doesn't exist, it won't. I'll remember that if a bomb is ever falling on me.

the amoeba said...

REAL, adj. (Sp.) Royal (cf. Real Madrid, Sauerkraut). Thus, a speaker who adjures us to "get real", we assign to the nobility. With the title of "royal pain".

Ariel the Thief said...

Real, everything and its opposite, huh?

Karen said...

Amoeba, Did you know that Port-au-Fran├žais is a god-forsaken spot in the Southern Ocean which just happens to be about where a rod stuck through Seattle and the center of the Earth would come out?

the amoeba said...

Funny you should mention that, Karen. I was just looking that up for something I was writing ...

"This is no movie. This is real!"

"Which real?"

"The last reel of this vintage motion picture, High School Madness ..."

- Firesign Theatre, "Don't Crush That Dwarf ...:

Jim said...

I would swear on my Mom's tongue.
And Mrs. Jim's; she has never lied to my knowledge in the almost 38 years that I have known her.

Karen said...

"Our goal is to take 98 points"

Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell

Sergio Ramos talked about the team's upcoming match after training this morning.

"Our goal is to take 98 points and wait for Barcelona's result. The number of points both teams have is amazing. It's incredible no-one has won the title yet. We've had a great season and we still believe we can win the title."

"We must focus on our match against Malaga, but we don't depend on ourselves and have to wait for Barcelona's match to end. It would be a mistake for us to think about it while we play. We have to focus on what we do."

"There is much at stake for both Valladolid and Malaga. They fight to avoid relegation. Both games will be complicated."

Logophile said...

added as an adverb when the speaker is not entirely certain they will be persuasive to their listener.
"I really, really, really will finish my chores later, really."

Karen said...

(This is fun)

Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers

Detailed Track Information and Commentary

"This was The Firesign Theatre's first album wherein a single narrative took up both sides of the album.

In Phil Austin's notes to the 1987 Mobile Fidelity re-release of this album he says "Dwarf is the story of the five ages of Man and in particular, the five ages of one George Leroy Tirebiter; a man named after a dog" [4]

The piece centers on the character of Tirebiter (played by David Ossman), a former child actor who spends his time watching himself on late-night television".

So sayeth the Great Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

REAL, adj. - Plenty of real hot air coming out of DC these days.

Twitter Diaria 2010 said...

Blow Off Steam

Etymology: based on the steam engine (a machine that uses steam), which would explode if steam were not allowed to escape into the air

quilly said...

REAL, adj. see also reel -- a word designed to hook genuine suckers and sell them a less than genuine product. For instance, Real Fat-Free Half & Half. Hello?

Karen said...

Yeah, Jim ~

And I'm on my way to the hospital. I think I'm gonna have a stroke

xxxx Karen

word veri: bugare (as little bugger)

Karen said...


word veri: bugare (as *in* little bugger)

Jim said...

Oh Karen,
it is soooooo hard for me to be good! :)

Bugare (a place in Srbija, Serbia and Montenegro) Google Map

Karen said...

Jim is B.M.O.C. of the Waking Ambrose blog.

as in: Big Man on Campus.

Anonymous said...

Doug's Dad beats on chest and roars:
I am the BMOC here [I think] [no] [really] [ i can't remember]

actonbell said...

Hey, you keepin' it real, Doug! Cool.

(I don't know exactly what that means, but it's all good. I can tell by the way the kids say it)

Karen said...

Hey sauerkraut! Catch. I need some back-up on the Reformation of W. Wanna play offense for awhile?

cooper said...


"It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

that's all I got

Karen said...

Velveteen Rabbit


by Margery Williams
Illustrations by William Nicholson

Garden City
New York

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, a real journalist who stuck to his seat.

Ghostseeker, thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind if I ever have positive, new agey friends.

Right, Amoeba. Then you can tell them to take a long walk on a short camino.

Precisely, Ariel. And not at all.

Karen, I'm not Amoeba, but I did not know that.

Amoeba, I have every confidence that makes sense.

Brilliant bet, Jim. The likelier you are to lose, the lower the stakes.

Ah, thanks for the translation, Karen. You're probably a real journalist, too.

Logo, those extra reallies help, don't they?

And thanks once more, Karen. Anything you might lack in relevance today you're more than making up for in thoroughness.

Thom, you obviously keep up with the news adequately.

Karen, that's you, too?

Quilly, that's a complex one.

Karen, it's good to see the stroke wasn't fatal or damaging.

Jim, thanks for the map and being good.

Karen, Bearded Man on Campus, with Amoeba.

Actonbell, I understand what you are saying.

Karen, good luck.

Velveteen, Cooper.

Thanks once more, Karen.

Karen said...

Slow Thursday, Doug?