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.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Immigrant, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.
this site is beyond interesting...would you mind reading some of my stuff?
Welcome back, Doug - you've been missed! Oh, and congrats on your White Sox wins. :)
Immigrant: The key ingredient in a melting pot.
Immigrant: see emigrant. Doesn't know if he's coming or going.
"bout time you got in here with a post. Jeez!
One who uses pentimento with countries, producing a whole new picture.
Gosh, I was worried when it turned into Thursday morning and there was no word du jour.
Immigrant-though often forgotten, the way everybody in this country started out
Bwergg, that's probably spam but so nicely written I'll leave it up.
Aw, thanks Sar. I couldn't log on last night or this morning and I'm not too proud to admit I was jonesing a little.
Cute wordplay, Dddragon.
Sorry, TLP, I've been very bad.
Masil, you're back? Would you believe I was late today because you stopped updating and I saw no point in going on?
Only you would get good spam.
Is the baseball fever over? God I hope so.
immigrant,n. politically correct term for slaves.
Definintion not mine but I like it better than anything I could come up with.
Uh oh... you've given me another Zeppelin earworm:
"We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying:
Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore."
I think I can control out now, Alice. Thanks for being a sport.
Aral, well done!
AP3: this is the very song we think here on a Friday´s night out. After a couple of beers we get in touch with our viking roots and we think of immigrants as people who had the clarity of mind to arrive on this island willingly without us using any force.
Thanks, Actonbell. No-one's too smart for you but TLP is kinda brainy, huh? Just sayin'
Monika, I thought you had saxon roots. Maybe sing something from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Immigrant: Someone who tries to belong elsewhere as long as it's not home.
It's Marwa btw Doug. Just a new look :) LOL.
Immigrant: A tourist who has to pay income taxes.
the grass is always greener on the other side
Yeah, Acton Bell, Pentimento means to repent, or more literally I think: "I changed my mind." Kinda, anyway.
In art it is when an artist "repented" of a painting, and then reused the canvas. Just painted right over the orginal painting. Then sometimes, an underlying image shows through, usually when the top layer of paint has become transparent with age.
I never, ever, get tired of instructing my children.
Immigrant: One who is needed but sometimes not welcomed,and from which most us trace our roots.
You gotta love Zep, doncha, Monika?
Marwa, I know who the daydreamer is. Wow, of course.
Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it Planet Moron? I'm stayin' here.
Karma, then how come Willie likes to roll in mine.
*bowing* TLP. There some more room at your knee? I need a lot of room.
At least the Gringos, huh Fred?
AP3, you coulda asked me. Hmmf.
You gotta love Zep, doncha, Doug?
You goshdarn do.
Immigratns are braver. Immigration leads to success.
i didn't know you rolled grass. i thought that was illegal, just like some immigrants
Thanks for clearing pentimento up, TLP. I get it mixed up with the red things in olives.
Shirazo, and they certainly have the longer commute. I heard on the radio yesterday of a Desi rock band called the H-1 Bees. Kind of funny.
Karma, Willie's high on life.
I doubt it, Weirsdo, but that's pretty funny.
P. S. I forgot to say, Happy Birthday, Papi B.
I did get those words confused when I was a kid.
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