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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Haughty, adj. Proud and disdainful, like a waiter.
2005 Update: Holding one's head catlike except in plummet.
HA! I'm here first ... nah nah
3D that was perfect!
But remember Santa knows if you've been haughty or nice.
"He´checking his list, he´s checking it twice..."
haughty: the way Doug speaks about cats :)
Yes, Dddragon, you seem to be first and I notice Madame was otherwise occupied yesterday.
No problem for me, Sar. I wear sneakers.
Pssh. Santa. Garrulous little list-maker. Enterprising, though, in a common sort of way.
I'm haughty but hice?
Haughty, adj., Describing one who knows she is pretty near perfect.
Hey, it's easy for you guys to be humble. You're not that great.
huh! pedestrians :P
you look scary in your new profile pic, Doug
latysxwi: coffee with sex
More than one house AP3?
It's true, TLP, but I think you're up to the task.
I decided this morning that the official definition would be Karma's. Thanks for edifying your inferiors. All praise Karma! I keep hearing this isn't my most flattering picture. Next time I'm not lazy I'll find another. Well done with verifier, your highness. By which I mean Rani, right AP3?
There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was nice
She was very very nice
And when she was 'aughty she was 'orrible...
haughty, adj. My general atttide this time of year.
I like that picture of the dog.
So, that haughty highness Karma is your favorite? Well! I never! Hrmpf. *goes off in a haughty huff.*
haughty adj. - See Karl Rove.
Haughty- The knowledge that a certain bohemian is better than everyone else, all others are misguided fools, MISGUIDED, I say! Pshaw! Talk to the hand, like omigod! I am off to greener pastures...
Hey, PWC! Poetry, no less. I'm humbled. OK, not really.
Alice, I hadn't noticed. You must be short.
Good riddance, TLP. At least now my coffee's safe.
Poobah, you went an admirable long time without going there. I declare the moritorium ended.
I was just thinking, imagine there is a poor blogger out there who entered this side for the first time today. He´d never come back, thinking that here is the place all nasty people gather to offend each other.
Death rides a high horse.
Monika is right. You have made us all living examples of the latest word! Oy vey Doug!
I don't stand a chance when 3D gets here at 4:14 am. It's time for me to get a job where I can be up in the middle of the night to compete with you guys.
Monika, so you pity the blogger who finds this a site for bitter people but not the one who created it for that very purpose?
Nice, Gabriel. Not every writer can combine Revelations and Jane Austen. None should.
Well, Miz Bohemia, G.H. Mead had a theory about that but I suppose not everyone has read it.
Now, Fred, this isn't a competition except for the winners.
"...except in plummet."
Haughtiness cometh before a plummet.
What, no one's going to mention Haughty Couture? I mean really, my shoe was just made for it darlings.
TLP said, 'Hey, it's easy for you guys to be humble. You're not that great.'
Oh you're all so haughty, and high faluting (sic?)
Was I ever at this site before?
Doug, darling. Don't even THINK about changing the dogpix. It has such ... oh, how does one say it? ... such je ne c'est quoi. As do you, dear boy. xoxo
It does indeed, Jamie Dawn. I should watch myself, huh?
Sar, you mean like breeding flowers?
Yup, Ariel. That TLP! By the way, I was pretty sure you wouldn't manage to be haughty yourself.
Ha, Pia! It may have been another Pia. Sure was a different Doug.
Well, gosh, Mireille. I mean, if it has je ne c'est quoi and all, I'd be a fool to change. Somehow I suspect you'll find a kindness for the next one, too, though.
Famke Janssen is a major haughty.
But Paris Hilton is not.
my, my ... the natives are getting restless :))
Doug, when I start to feel sorry for you, they world has become a sorry palce indeed :) I´ll pad you on teh back though!
Excellent diagnosis, TLM. I like the new threads.
Oh, great, Karma. We're getting colonized now?
Thanks. Monika. Backslaps are gratefully accepted.
You don't come across as a haughty person.
Did I miss something?
JD What's it take with you? OK, please remove the brown m&m's from my bowl. And, thanks.
Well, sure Actonbell, good advice in the confederacy, I guess. I sure was hoping you'd try to act haughty today. In fact, I have a bet you can't do it. And WIllie and I thank you.
He's making a list; Checking it twice; Gonna find out who's haughty or rolls dice....
Sorry. I'm tired. And not terribly bright.
Would I mess with your coffee? As if!
I drink only the finest, fairly-traded coffees. And besides that, I'm a Unitarian! We know coffee! Your coffee is safe all right. Note to self: never hobnob with the little people.
You'll miss me.
Hey, Belinda, not bad for off-the-cuff. It was, right?
TLP, serves you right for slumming. Those Unitarians.
Attitude in which one looks down one's nose while keeping it up in the air.
Haughty is something you might become if everyone starts telling you you're a hotty guy or gal.
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