Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gawk

GAWK, n. A person of imperfect grace, somewhat overgiven to the vice of falling over his own feet.

2010 Update: Beauty, in the eyes of the beheld. See also: LEER.

10 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

I like the 2010 definition.

And here I thought it was the child of a Goose and a Hawk...and hey, maybe that would be a love story worth writing about someday.

the amoeba said...

I thought that was goshawk, Susan. And isn't writing about this sort of thing what Jenn does?

GAWK, n. One, commonly of the male persuasion, whose seat of reason is approximately 30 inches below his nose, and is imperfectly adept at concealing that fact.

TLP said...

I've gotten this far in life without realizing that I don't much care for G words.

Gawk is an ugly sound. Don't make it.

Thom said...

GAWK, n. No wonder so many people need glasses :)

quilly said...

GAWK, n. facial expression most often seen at disaster scenes: mouth wide open, eyes wide open, brain in neutral

Nessa said...

I thought gawk was the sound made by a gawby.

~Karen said...

GAWK, n. A Laurel Shark

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Doug said...

Susan, inspiration takes many forms. In my case, almost always a gawk.

Amoeba, that's because the hiding instinct only exists above the nose.

TLP, all I did was type it.

Thom, there are a lot of reasons people lose their eyesight. That's most of them.

Quilly, ever scene is an incipient disaster scene. That's why so many of us walk into trees, reinforcing the cycle.

Karen, there's something poetic about "laurel shark."

NicoleB, Egypt said...

Gawk - the reason most Egyptians shuffle their feet,...