Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Creditor, n. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incusions.
Creditor,n. A whirlpool for fools.
Creditor: Similar to Preditor; the least of which being rhyme.
Creditor: New York usage; 20th Century: for whom the bells toll; used in a sentence "he might take us out or he might give us money, so ring the damn bells."
Mammon, mammon, mammon. Is that all anyone ever thinks about? Vile.
I'm looking forward to being your guest this week! I'm all atwitter!
Creditor,n., One who gives the opportunity of eternal debt in exchange for the freedom to buy what one wants even when one can't afford it.
anonymous was me - I don't know I just can't seem to get this thing straight in the morning.
Anonylice, Here I thought I'd found a clever new reader.
Very good, Sar. The biggest difference being predators usually have to do more than open up and say aaah!
Not to fear, Pia, I'm sure the local mafia thinks of you fondly.
Soapy, that which is done in darkness shall be brought to light. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
Seems like a pretty good trade to me, TLP. That may be why I'm not a creditor.
It's OK, Alice. This is how we know you're a friend by day and a lurker by night.
Creditors give the illusion that you are not in debt just as Soapy gives the illusion you are not coming to Hell!
a friend in need, a foe indeed.
Creditor: part of the option on how to pay for a purchase, asked by young cashiers: checkcreditorcash?
Devil, is that what the crowbars are for?
Very fine, Sreekesh.
Dddragon, those are the devil's brood posing as young cashiers. You can tell by the piercings.
Creditor, n. A twisted villain whose cunning schemes involve entering into voluntary fiduciary relationships with those who wish to live beyond their means.
To protect themselves, the masses created Government, n., which protects them from the voluntary part.
Creditor, n. See predator. A lumbering, albeit often physically diminutive beast which tracks its prey via paper trails.
Creditor, n. A creature capable of metamorphosis, who can primarily be identified by feel. A creditor is a soft touch while he is giving you money, and becomes untouchable once you have received it.
a4g, a lot of people would say government was created to remind the volunteers.
Gabriel, a predator is someone who asks a young lady to voluntarily write for him and then plagiarizes her the next week.
Thanks, Actonbell. I think the group was getting surly there for a second. Hoop skirts should help. Put it on, a4g.
Good definition, Andrew, and our senses do heighten when someone gets their hand in our pocket, don't they?
I don't write definitions for curse words. It's against my religion.
Good definitions today. We should all live within our means, even if we have to borrow to do it.
us and them
Once a person, now a card: the ace of in the hole?
Skeeresh's was really good today.
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