Tuesday, August 24, 2010


RECTOR, n. In the Church of England, the Third Person of the parochial Trinity, the Curate and the Vicar being the other two.

2010 Update: Literally, a teacher. Figuratively a bore.


Quack Birder said...

First! Which seems appropriate. The word "rector" is rather unpleasant sounding, IMO.

the amoeba said...

RECTOR, n. A builder, in the pre-computer age (now e-rector).


quilly said...

Somebody needs to wash Amoeba's keyboard out with soap -- or is it my brain? At any rate, isn't a rector the opposite of a wrecker?

Nessa said...

I think it sounds like a dirty word, too.

And I wanted to use the E-rector joke, Amoeba. *pout*

OK. I got nothing else.

Anonymous said...

RECTOR, n. - Quilly? Nawh anything but boring

TLP said...

So obvious. A rector bullbozes ministers' housing. That's where the word "rectory" comes from.

(I want credit for ignoring the truly obvious answer.)

karen a. said...

At this point, I'd like to know why The Old Mule reposted a poem for reasons clear only to him.

actonbell said...

Rectors and harlots could be the new, American take on Vicars and tarts. Why not? Halloween will be here before we know it.

It might be uglier, though.

cooper said...

If an erector set makes buildings and bridges, what does a rector set make?

I couldn't come up with a definition so a question will have to suffice.

Doug said...

QB, it is appropriate. You're the closest we've got to a river.

Amoeba, what do you suppose comes in a rector set?

Quilly, you'd like to think so if you could banish your shameful imaginings for even a second.

Nessa, there's always and always hello.

True, Thom.

TLP, the credit is yours.

Karen, you should ask him.

Actonbell, it's uglier every year. Soon, even I'll need a mask. (Or a tart.)

Oops, Coop. You beat me to my answer for Amoeba but I'm too lazy to think of another so I'll just say good question. Maybe the same as an erector set but with chemical rather than mechanical cranes.