Thursday, May 04, 2006


VITUPERATION, n. Satire, as understood by dunces and all such as suffer from an impediment in their wit.

2006 Update: The howling and scolding and prophesy of divine wrath unleashed by the good yoeman against a nearby squirrel upon payment of taxes or the receipt of new law.

Today's word is co-sponsored by TLP Psychiatry. "In your time of greatest need, one thin dime is all you'll cede. You're ugly, too."


TLP said...


I hope I'm first, 'cause, this is like, so my word.

Vituperation: Sustained truth. Or sustained harpiness. Or TLP.

TLP said...

You did this just to cheer me up, huh?

Sar said...

Vituperation: A big word synomous with TLP that I had to look up to learn which makes sense because I look up to TLP.


Omnipotent Poobah said...

I LOVE this word. Last week I had it stuck iin my head and walked around for about 48 hours with it on a constant loop.

I have a sadly dull life for an omnipotent being.

Anonymous said...

This is one big freaking word.

I'm more of a KISS girl: keep it simple stupid.

What the hell...I can't work with big words! (throws up hands and wanders off muttering about really big words. Yeesh.)

The amoeba said...

VITUPERATION, n. Character assassination. Banned in China, where it would seriously impact the language. Encouraged in Hollywood, especially on The Sopranos. No, wait, that's VITOPORATION. My bad.

Doug The Una said...

Yup, TLP. I'm hoping you'll be here a lot today.

We all do, Sar.

Thanks, Star! I consider the squirrel reference to be one of the most vital literary genres. I can only dream of finding a place among the greats. And acorns.

Poobah, maybe an earthquake would help.

Sorry, Jenna. For you the word of the day is nekkid.

O Ceallaigh, I think that's the first Vito joke on this site. Keep pushing the envelope, friend.

Indeterminacy said...

Vituperation? I knew this blog was over my head.

Kyahgirl said...

Oh, I LOVE, LOVE this word.

and the addition from TLP's psychiatric services-brilliant. made me laugh out loud, which is a nice way to start the day. maybe I'm just a mean person at heart.

Anonymous said...

Oooh...nekkid. Sweet.

TLP said...

Was that reference to TLP Psychiatry there this morning? I didn't see it then. I was so excited with the word: vituperation. It just sings, doesn't it?

Vituperation: Adventures in verbal abuse. See also, Jenna get dressed and go to the library. And Omnipotentpoobah, get a life. Anybody else? Anybody? I'm here for you.

The rest of you get a "C." But you can try the "extra credit" route. One-hundred-word essays on Vituperation. Just leave them in Doug's in-box. He'll put them in the out-box. Or in the shake-it-all-about-box if there's a quake or somethin' today.

Miz BoheMia said...

Woooohoooo!!!!! I am a naughty, naughty bohemian!!! YAY!

Was it my vituperation that qualified me?


Miz BoheMia said...

PS~ Jenna! You are a KISSer too? I LOVE by the philosophy of KISSing! Go Pisces Ladee thou art dear to my naughty heart!

Miz BoheMia said...

Oy! I LIVE... not LOVE... by the philosophy of KISSing....

Why oh why can I not get this right the first time?

ltxthnm... le text hand made... yep, bound to have trouble with those!

LeMas. said...

Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only person who has no idea what this word is.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm with Jenna on this one.
That V word has never been heard or read by me until this very day. And, somehow I have managed to live without it.
Please don't give me "nekkid" to define.
I'm hick enough already, and adding "nekkid" to my vocab will only hasten the transformation.

Anonymous said...

I gotta go back to the library, TLP? Sigh. If I must.

I think Doug just wants to say he had a bunch of nekkid chicks on his blog. I'm not sure how I feel about being the first nekkid one. Oh well. If I must, I must.

Love AND live by the KISS philosophy, Miz B.

Doug The Una said...

Maybe Indie, but I don't think it's beneath you.

Kyahgirl, come on back and vituperate some.

Haha, Jenna. Enjoy.

Tan Lucy Pez! Everything I do for you and every word I write in praise of you passes beneath your haughty notice. I get no appreciation, no kindness and now you don't even update your blog so I have something funny to read! It's like I shouldn't even blog! Or live! You're nothing but sarcasticizing, italicizing, criticical Harpy everytime you show up and comment here and you comment here a lot! For the love of all that is good and wrong with this world why don't you take a long walk off a short pier. And the nerve! THE NERVE! That Doug! This Doug? You write longer posts saying you have nothing to say than I write saying something. Sheesh. That's the last time! The last time I ever try to do something nice. No, TLP, I'm sick of this and you're a mean old lady!

That was for extra credit, by the way. And I brought you an apple. Oh, and I added the cosponsorship in response to your first comments. It was added around 8:30 TLP standard.

Miz B, yes.

OK, Cowgirl, you can have nekkid too.

Masil, to be honest, I doubt I've used that word before today.

Jamie Dawn, you can have CHEEKY for your word today.


If this were a sniglet, I'd say it sounded like someone insanely, madly exhaling. And you know what? In a sense, it is...


Unknown said...

i have to look up to TLP since she's first on top. got lemonade, honey?

Douglas, there is no such word. huh! *walks off in a huff, with skirts flouncing and reaches for the margharita squirreled away*

Kyahgirl said...

oh wow, TLP, you can consider yourself blasted with Doug's vituperative diatribe!!

'cushion me' from the words being hurled by the vituperative TLP!

The Village Idiot said...

Old School Vituperation:

Thou thing of no bowels thou! Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.Thou loathed issue of thy father's loins! I find the ass in compound with the major part of your syllables.

For the sake of keeping this a family oriented blog, I will not translate and spew forth vitriol in our vernacular.

Your's Truly,

The Idol of Idiot Worshipers

dddragon said...

Now, all of you just imagine a house where the mother just LOVES the word vituperation.

And then remember that Actonbell, AP3 and I were raised in that house.

And also know that I didn't know that it wasn't pronounced "nekkid" until I was in college and my new NYC roommate fell off her chair laughing.

The amoeba said...


Only a C?!?! Sheesh, you are a fussbudget! Retired, you say?

EDUCATION, n. The process of training teachers not to say or do anything that will get them, and their pay, slammed on student evaluation forms.

Hedera helix, n. (Latin; scientific name) Formerly, the defining plant species of the Ivy League. Hedera farcica: the new species planted after George W. Bush got a degree from Yale.

Kyahgirl said...

oh sorry Cowgirl, I didn't see you directed a comment to me...thanks. You are sweet and the antithesis of a vituperator. :-)

Tom & Icy said...

Stick a sock in it, dog face!

TLP said...


The vituperator is always the last to be invited to the party. Still, if you don't see her for a while, you start to miss her.

One word Doug: Chocolate. What's up with an apple?

Anonymous said...

Ummm... you have stumped me... I have no lyrics for VITUPERATION... :(

The Village Idiot said...

Whew, I have to recuperate from all this vituperation!

The Village Idiot said...

Now, does Bierce have a definition for coxswain?

Indeterminacy said...

Doug: I guess if I can go here I can go anywhere. But at my blog I try to keep all the words under five syllables.

Doug The Una said...

It sure is, Gabriel.

Karma, admit, you're trying to get me to yell at you like TLP.

Kyah, I cover my mouth when I vituperate. Not to worry, I wouldn't treat you that way.

Spoken like a true Village Idiot. Well done.

Dddragon, you ladies turned out pretty sweet, considering. It kind of explains why you stay so busy, too.

O Ceallaigh, I'm expecting a big amen when Weirsdo gets here.

Kyahgirl! Don't be such a suckup! You think because you take the cloying, treacly pathway throught the primroses that we don't see the thorns?!?!?! Cowgirl talked to you, so what? That gives you the right to define her and limit her options? The girl just turned 25. If she wants to be a vituperator, you just keep that big German-Shepherd looking muzzle out of it. Cowgirl has her whole life ahead of her. Sheesh. And the next time she addresses you maybe you should just answer the first time.

Not bad, Lammy. A little more feeling.

TLP, you live, what, 20 minutes from the freaking capitol of chocolate making in the whole U.S. and maybe the world and you can't get off your dead ass and onto your dying feet to get your own? I hope your nose rots off and becomes a dust bunny behind the television.

Did you want that with marshmallows?

Shayna, let me give it a shot:
From town to town, up and down
and all across the nation.
Everyone, forget the fun
And try vituperation
It's the AM dial, baby

Why I don't know, V.I. I can check for you.

Indie, I don't choose the words, I just type 'em. Talk to Ambrose.

Anonymous said...

I like it... original? :)

Kyahgirl said...

Not to worry, I wouldn't treat you that way.

You beagle faced brown noser, you lie through your fangs. Hmph.

Kyahgirl said...

well cowgirl-beagle breath has exhorted me to address you right smartly when you talk to me so I'd better reply. I think you'd better grab some beer and nuts. That would be a treat. You might have to put the beer in a big dish though because I have this big German-Sheperdish muzzle you know?

Anonymous said...

Oooh. Are we not doing our nekkid homework? Can I watch too?

I'm always happy to witness someone getting their comeuppance. Methinks Doug's a dead dog.

Doug The Una said...

Originalish, Shayna. The melody is Dancing In The Streets or maybe Ein Feste Burg.

Kyahgirl, I had no idea, in my darkest suspicions that you would provoke me the way you did with your scurrilous disregard for Cowgirls dignity and personal sovereignty. You, of all people.

Yes please, Cowgirl. Good that you brought nuts. Kyahgirl's gonna need two.

Kyahgirl, you're twisting the truth like Bill Clinton, I didn''t say a thing about how you address Cowgirl, only that you respect her freedom to be vituperative until she decides for herself. Choke on a bone.

Jenna, you want some of this, now?

Actonbell, I actually just did in a meeting. It feels like bathing under a waterfall. Call it a lucky guess.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, you can come out now. You too, Ariel. Europeans are so sensitive.

Kyahgirl said...

Dear Dawgy Doug-I can't do it. I'll go back to back with you and vituperate against the enemy but I just can't continue to spew bile at a friend. I'm choking on the vituperative bone! Gag.

BTW, Cowgirl, you don't need to bring me any nuts, I have cojones.

Have to dash off to T-ball with the young'uns. Don't blow the place up while I'm gone please Doug!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...bring it.

Doug The Una said...

Kyah, I give you peace. Have fun at T-ball.

OK, Jenna. *Draws deep breath* Comeuppance for what, Jenna? For getting up at 3 in the morning every day of my damn life so people like you can show up and wish me harm, not to mention flash flesh on what I so ardently try to keep a friendly, wholesome website? You want porn, it's all over the internet and you probably wrote the scripts to half of it! Trollop! One place. One clean website on the entire internet doesn't seem like too much to ask. And while we're on the subject, that's probably not even you! And beside that? You hid the best parts! WTH?

Jamie Dawn said...

I've been GONE for hours, and just now have returned to my humble abode.

Cheeky: Ample flesh on both the face and backside.

I am cheeky!

The back & forth jibber jabber in the comments has been quite entertaining today. Fun stuff!

Logophile said...

Is it wrong at all do you suppose that all his carrying on makes Doug very attractive to me today?

He does that so well, hardly drawing breath, wow.

Unknown said...

gawn, dogface, you don't have the heart to yell at me. all i have to do is tickle you behind the ear and you'll come a-wagging. your bark is obviously worse than your bite :P

yptho: you're pretty, though

TLP said...

Logphile: You see? Vituperation is a good thing. Just ask Martha Stewart.

Doug: What kind of host are you???? There should be chocolate for the taking...and no need to ask for it.
Besides that, it's clear that you took time off from this blog during the day, to WORK. You dirty dawg you. You are working at work. Don't deny it. It's painfully obvious. Get your priorities straight here. Re-evaluate your values! Our happiness is in your hands. And you think only of yourself. As if you need a job!

Did I ever mention that your Mother dresses you funny?

Alana said...

Um, pass?

I think I need a new word too...but I don't want "nekkid"

Anonymous said...

A trollop? *yawn*.

Can't you do better than that? I expected better from you. You of the large words. There's hidden depravity on this here blog. Why do you think I keep coming back? For your charm?

Kyahgirl said...

well, I had to come back to see if the place was still standing after all the vituperative flaming that's been going on. a few smouldering embers here and there, a trollop sleeping in the corner, logo drooling in the other corner. looks ok. I wonder what's in store for tomorrow?


*pulls blankets over Jenna and Logo*
*turns off the light*

Anonymous said...

V-I-T....could you provide the word's language of origin please................oh you want a definition not the that case...........

I'm going to return in fifteen minutes because that , in NY time, will make it yesterday's word and I won't have to attempt it.

Doug The Una said...

Wasn't this good, Jamie Dawn? I feel 10 pounds lighter.

Right, Cowgirl. Kyahgirl knows I'm a fan.

O Ceallaigh- Keep saying that, Doc.

Logo, I don't know what say. I'm tamed.

Karma, *wags*

Haha, TLP. She wears army boots, too. Do long vituperations in meetings count as work. Today's business was fairly well an extension of the blog.

OK, Squaregirl. How about Nerdomopotomous?

Jenna, I was trying to keep it simple for you.

Night, Kyahgirl. I'm curious about tomorrow too. We'll know in about 6 hours.

Come on back, Alice. I used the dictionary and you can too.

The amoeba said...

Today's business was fairly well an extension of the blog.

I thought so. Are you telling us that the disabled are diss abled?

Doug The Una said...

O Ceallaigh, the professionals who serve people with disabilities are, absolutely.

Ariel the Thief said...

and I've missed the vituperation party. with my capability... what a loss.

Doug The Una said...

It was our loss, Ariel.

Minka said...

Sorry I am late, life keeps interfeering! But it is just as well, since I have no clue what this word means, never heard it and am likely not gonna use it. But I love to guess...
so I think it´s got something to so with Vick Waperup and colds and smeairng it all over ones body. Am I at least close?

Doug The Una said...

Vapor rub? Kind of close, but you usually use your voice, and Vick's is more frightening to me.