Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Man, n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.

2005 Update: One who makes up for wanting sensitivity by wanting servility.-Bill Barbour

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Doug The Una said...

Look here, Plucky, you want rays of sunshine there's stay-at-home-mom blogs all over the internet.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Bill. Thank you for a fun contest, Doug. I have to go. Pansi is hysterical.

Doug The Una said...

Weirsdo, tell Pansi to play again next time. Besides, I here Pedant Ken sometimes picks up the tab.

Indeterminacy said...

Congratulations Bill! What an elegant definition!

Doug The Una said...

Jin, the top definition is Bierce's and his reference to "the whole habitable earth and Canada" is one of my favorite of his phrases. I rarely miss a chance to crib it when in the company of Canadians or Pacific Northwesterners who I consider related ;)