Thursday, June 08, 2006


TWICE, adv. Once too often.

2006 Update: Incessantly.


Minka said...

It looks like a good day.

Minka said...

It looks like a good day.

Minka said...

As a foreigner i have to tell you this. i am one of the many second-third Englsih speakers out there that just loves to use thrice as well. You know for three times. Gives the natives a laugh every time!
Once, twice and thrice. It just makes sense!

But seriously, here is a quote I always sorta admired. Mostly becuase it is soemthing I shoudl really consider:

“Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.”

-Bill Watterson-

Tom & Icy said...

That's great that you think faster than you speak. Too many people speak without thinking at all! Much less twice or thrice.

The amoeba said...

TWICE, adv. When you didn't learn your lesson the first time.

SEX, n. In Latin and German, six (see SEXTUPLETS). Which is five too many. Or maybe four. Unless you're Jenna.


Minka said...

OC, you might wanna add Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish to that list ;) We all say sex!

Anonymous said...

Minka, i lovelovelove that quote! (highly suitable for those of the ADD persuasion!)

Twice: when once is not enough.

(for those of the optimistic persuasion...) : P

Anonymous said...

TWICE...the number of times I have posted a comment here!

Twice - The opportunity to double your pleasure!

Anonymous said...

...TWICE - the number of times I tried to post the above comment before it appeared.

The amoeba said...

Promises, promises, Minka. People keep telling me "talk is cheap".

Optimism, puppytoes? On a site dedicated to the memory of Ambrose Bierce?!? Watch the earthquake charts today, the biggest one will be where his body is buried.


Sar said...

Twice: Snake eyes and Bush terms. Did I repeat myself?

Mutha said...

Twice: another chance to get it right.

G said...

New York, New York -
so nice, they named it twice.

Anonymous said...

Twice - double your pleasure indeed.

G said...

Referencing my comment above, I turned the page in the paper to read a story about an 86 year old Holocaust survior - with a walker, having to fend off a mugger in broad daylight. Now that's not that the so nice New York I like to read about.

Anonymous said...

New York...a tale of TWO cities

Doug The Una said...

Minka, you can say that again. That's a very good quote from a very good cartoonist.

Lammy, that's kind of my tribe you're describing.

O Ceallaigh, Jenna has sisters? Let's hear your Fonzie "Hey!"

Minka, remember this is (or was) a family site. Please don't say s**ben.

Puppytoes, good definition and it's nice to have an optimist around. I worry about Sar getting lonely.

Joel, TWICE, adv. With heroic fortitude.

O Ceallaigh, remember how much Bierce liked to be among his dislikes.

Brian, nobody channels Lionel Ritchie like you, brother. She's a brick house.

Sar, *applause!* Nice smithery.

Or wrong, Mutha. Or wrong.

G, you've inspired my Sinatra that I don't have.

With a forked tongue, Jenna?

Right, G and a good example that the law of diminishing returns applies to evil as well.

Joel, nice one!

Kyahgirl said...

Twice! I've seen Joel and puppytoes here at the same time, warming my heart, as the cutest twosome around.

Twice: the Hurricanes have walloped the Oilers. Ouch!!

FirstNations said...

twice: one more than once, one less than thrice. if its a vice, twice is nice.

ice ice, baby.
*shocker* peaceout!

Anonymous said...

Twice I've been sassed on my blog by OC because the Hurricanes trounced the Oilers. Look...I'm not for the Oilers. I will never be FOR the Oilers. I'm FOR Alberta. So yeah, Go Oilers go...(yawn) rah.

Joel has commented thrice now. He can never return to lurking. Doug doesn't allow that once you've come out to play. He has "powers" that are a little dark and twisted.

I loooove First Nations's definition. I loved Miami Vice. What an awesome show. Oooh, manly men in white suits and pastel t-shirts and stupid shoes. Not sure about the movie though. I think it'll be twice as dumb as Dukes of Hazzard.

Logophile said...

The number of times I have sort of hinted at a request to our esteemed host.
still waiting...

Doug The Una said...

They're cute, aren't they Kyahgirl? I bet they hold hands in public.

Jenna, you know what he wants. Help the guy out so he can stop following Hockey already.

Logo, in my profile, under gender, it says "Male." That's a hint not to hint.

Anonymous said...

It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don't matter, anyhow
And it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now
When your rooster crows at the breaks of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm traveling on
Don't think twice, it's all right.

It ain't no use in turning on your light, babe
That light I never knowed
And it ain't no use in turning on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
But I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talking anyway
So don't think twice, it's all right.

It ain't no use in calling out my name, gal
Like you never done before
It ain't no use in calling out my name, gal
I can't hear you any more
I'm a-thinking and a-wond'rin' walking down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Don't think twice, it's all right.

So long honey, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
Goodbye's too good a word, babe
So I'll just say fare thee well
I ain't saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.

Sorry I haven't been around for awhile... I've missed my daily dose of Dawg...

Jamie Dawn said...

Logo: What request? Your comment and Doug's response has got me all a-twitter.

Jenna: Blogger was horrid to me yesterday, and during the window of blog time I had, it would not allow me to blog at all. I missed out on commenting yesterday, but I read your special guest post today. WHOA!
You are ALL THAT and a box of truffles!!

Twice: The number of times I clean the inside of the refrigerator each year.

Evil Minx said...

Twice: Two too many times to consider hiatus.

If you follow me, Doug. The Minx is here to stay.

Kyahgirl said...

Logo, I think Doug just invited you to bash him over the head with your request. :-) Good Dawgy.

oh look, wv=ghhzzr

What? there are no geezers here!

The Village Idiot said...

Two days in a row, I have come up with passable definitions, after taxing my brain not once, but twice, I will sit this one out

Indeterminacy said...

Twice: The number of times we've been fooled.

The amoeba said...

Jenna, I'm just waiting for your first podcast so you can reveal your Atlanta accent to the world.

Doug, how would you know what I'm seeking? Jenna and I are half a continent away, minimum. If her arms are that long, well that would be incredi.... oh, Pixar's already done that. Neeeever mind ...

Indie, yeah. (maybe the links will actually work this time, if not, sorry ...).

Anonymous said...

o'ceallaigh: that was AMAZING! (i just checked the link you provided indie)

we are of the same generation, bub...and, despite my "optimistic" leanings i can still appreciate angst and profundity with the *best* of 'em (of which you are clearly one).

lightening may never strike TWICE in the same place, but i do! (at least where leaving comments is concerned...) ; P

Anonymous said...

"Don't let the same dog bite you twice~ Chuck Berry

Anonymous said...

of course i meant "lightning never strikes twice..." -- but you knew that, right?


Anonymous said...

brian: poetic angst... i like it! (tho' i'm sorry to know of your woes...)

TWICE: the number of times George W. Bush has been allowed to assume office under "dubyaus" circumstances. (i just finished reading the MOST disturbing article in the june issue of Rolling Stone--by RFK, jr.--regarding the means by which America was "cheated" out of it's duly elected leader. i highly recommend it.)

G said...

Puppytoes - Once bitten twice shy.
You and Joel - a love story for the blogs.
Jamie Dawn - maybe if you cleaned your fride thrice, you'd find your cake from the party.
Ohh, Ms. Minx, I'll take this opportunity to thank you for your yiddishkeit the other day. I attempted to go to your blog, but apparently my office thinks the content is objectionable so it's blocked. I get to Jenna's - just saying.
Doug - sorry, after not commenting all day, I just couldn't resist an open comment box.

G said...

Jamie Dawn - that was thrice.

G said...

Actually thrice was fine - that was fridge. Oh, it'a all moot at this point. G'night.

Anonymous said...

Well it must be a good thing to do as the Postman always rings.............twice.

at least, unless you don't have a doorbell and then he knocks.

Doug The Una said...

Shayna, welcome back! And with a gem of a song. You write them like Dylan.

Jamie Dawn, I can only look up to your housekeeping.

Good to hear, Minxie.

Kyahgirl, all requests are thoughtfully considered. Not all are thoughtully answered.

Grab a chair, V.I. I don't think you guys broke all of them.

Won't get fooled again, will we Indie?

O Ceallaigh, because we share a gender, friend. Anyway, that was a great poem.

Puppytoes, the spelling cop doesn't even strike once.

Brian *applause* That's terrific.

Puppytoes, we got the guy we elected the second time. Not that I go around bragging about it.

Fried thrice, G! I love it!

Cooper, if Blogger ran the post office it would 20 times.

Anonymous said...

I am in!!

That is twice in a row that Blogger has acted up. Bah.

Wow...I'm getting through internet blocks. Score!! That means I should go check out Minx's blog then if she's that naughty! Funky.

I have already explained to Doug why there will never be an audio recording of my voice. It's complex and a long story. I sound like I'm 8 on a recording. Sigh. I grr would that be if I were to record what I write?

A box of truffles, Jamie Dawn. Well, I've never been called anything so decadent before! Jennaland is always open to you.

Aren't you paying attention Doug? I'm a Trollop. Hello? This is what I do! Yeesh. E.D. - Electronically Dangerous.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

A very interesting word, one which I should perhaps resist any further commment regarding.

Jamie Dawn said...

Blogger screwed me AGAIN today!! I could not go to other blogs, except for the one visit I made here.
I'm trying to make up for some lost time now before bed-ie-bye.

My fridge is due for one of those twice/thrice, whatever, cleanings.

I'm once, twice, thrice times a lady...

Nighty night to all!

Jamie Dawn said...

Jenna: I need to clarify my use of the word "screwed" in the previous comment. Blogger did not "screw" me in the sense of the word that YOU write about. I mean that Blogger was messed up and would not work right for me. Just so you don't have any tawdry ideas going on about me and Blogger.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

thrice - Twice with a lisp.

Anonymous said...

Jamie Dawn - I think we all have pretty much the same idea about Blogger this week. Now if Blogger was behaving and you said screwed well would be a very interesting conversation.

Ariel the Thief said...

c'mon Jenna, Pansi sounds like she's 6. (if you tell a sexy story in the voice of a little girl, that's gonna make many men feel their pants tight all of a sudden.

how many posts before the postman showed up!)

Anonymous said...

The postman?

So will this make me a 30something Lolita, Ariel?

Miz BoheMia said...

*sigh* Damn blogger! Kept me outta the party! More than twice I might add....

Yes, we say "sex" for "six" in Denmark... we are kinky that way.

Twice... relate it to kink and it makes for quite the happy chica!

Fo' sho'!

Damn blogger!

yeochrvw~ Yeow! Christ's Volkswagen!

Doug The Una said...

Jenna, I must of forgot.

Gnat, now you're thinking.

Jamie Dawn, I'm scandalized!

Poobah, is that why the guys with the lisps always get a little more?

Ariel, you mean our wallets?

Jenna, if anyone can do it, you're the one.

Miz B, in Karma's absence I dub thee acting verifier genius.