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.
Deny: Say something while your fingers are crossed.
deny: disinclination to acquiesce.what? having been denied adequate sleep and/or caffeine... a variation of a movie line is the best i can do for now.
Minka, excellent example and well done being first.S.A.C.A.D.A., nice photo. You look like a young man with a lot of promise. Fingers uncrossed.Puppybrose, your righteous indignation has been duly noted now sit down.Brian, I'm inclined to deny the falsehood of the allegations as well.
Deny: Refusing to inhale despite all evidence to the contrary.
Shamrock: Interesting twist -- the denial of one's genetals to the camera's eye and to innocent fellow player's contact.
It wasn't me. No,no child, it wasn't me.Oh it must have some other bodyNo no child it wasn't me.Hasn't this word been here before?
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. Lord ByronLord Byron's doubt would certainly put him in disfavor with the Dalai BoBo...and his pal Buddha.
is it just me? am i the only one being denied the right to see teh Penguin's comment? have i gone blind? out of my mind? woe is me... first i'm denied sleep and/or aforementioned caffeine. now random comments. is that how it's gonna be?oh, and did i detect a note of testiness in your voice, sonny? mind your manners or i'm likely to deny you the pleasure of my company for the rest of the day. *sulks*
Depressing stuff, denial. I refuse to play today. I'm repulsed by being denied.
Deny: the good ol' shuffle-ball-side-step routine.
deny: v. the act of proclaiming ones innocence in such a manner that the press and public believe them, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It has become an American tradition to reward those most skilled in denial political office. [insert pictures of Presidents Junior Bush and Clinton here]
Deny? What? I didn't do it.Shamrock did.
It wasn't me, the cat did it!
DENY, v. 1. To sell Al down the river. 2. To warn the agent truly responsible for the operation to go to deep cover. Now.3. To protect oneself against irate, or tardy, penguins.Heard Saturday on a rerun of Prairie Home Companion:"What's gray?""A melted penguin."
Deny: To knee-jerk is to follow aerobics for politicians, but to deny is to speak their language.
And, I can't deny, a few thoughts spring to mind with today's word, like...One should never have to deny themselves the pleasures life affords, like trips to the spa and new shoes!andI'm happy to see the Emmy's did not deny but instead rightfully awarded my beloved 24 and Jack Bauer last night.
*nod nod*hkwbegqw: he knowingly begged the Queen to wiggle
*sticks out tongue* I did not! It's all Shamrock's fault. I mean look at his avatar! He's gotta gun! Doug, it wasn't me!And he pinched me first. Right...gasp...there! He did it again!
Thanks, Shamrock. I did not know that. For the teenagers who sometimes visit, let's bleach the language a little. Maybe "pecker sweater?"Miz B, you are a pioneer.Mutha, why was the previous President also on my mind. See "I did not have relations with that woman" or "We have no weapons of mass destruction." And there are no innocent actors, just excellent ones.g, but mommy it couldn't be me. I was outside watching tv. Or in my room playing football. My game boy keeps me from fault.Joel, That crazy Lord Byron! At some point I need to share the story of "Byroniquero."Puppybrose, I would no more be testy than the sun would rise in the West, I'm pretty sure. I suspect what you are seeing is Minka's definition of "Deny." Or maybe she broke her typing finger while washing her hands.TLP, you may not have the day off.Puppy, or a blocked shot. See Shamrock's definition above.Quilldancer, whose idea was that tradition, anyhow?Jenna, Shamrock! Do I have to separate you two? Pinch nicely.Of course it was, Icy. Good girl!O Ceallaigh, I live from one year to the next hoping to hear the next Prairie Home joke show. I heard that line and had the same thought you did.Sar, nice and topical! An upgrade to be sure from my definition, although a downgrade from nice and tropical.Karma, wiggle again, please.Jenna, this is your last warning. It's not too late to turn around.
To Deny is to, well,really it depends on what your definition of 'is' is.Until confronted by irrefutable proof, we will continue to deny everything, once the proof is presented, we will explain how it actually supports us or was generated merely to deceive others and make us look bad.
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Deny:"I am not a crook.""I did not have sex with that woman.""Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'll be very bored."Everybody will know the first two...remember who uttered the third?
Logo, everyone knows the definition of is is isn't.Mireille, are you serious?The donkey, Joel?
deny: the reaction right before confession.
I tried to confirm the reservation but was denied the chance
Joel: #3 = the lame duck/dumb *duck*, Gary Hart.
Yes. I know it's not a pecker sweater but it's the best I could do. And Joel, Gary Hart? xoxo
Deny: What some one argue is always worth a try.My 6 year-old at least...
i DID NOT make you do it, Icy!!Deny? I don't have that word in MY dictionary!
OC...I am not sure I like that joke. take it back!Puppytoes, I was first but denied a definition. How strong am I?Doug, ah...nevermind!
A fault once denied is twice commmitted. ~ No idea who said this.Deny: a poorly executed lie.
You deny my day off? HrmpfI will not play the blame game. It's not me. It's you. It's all in your head.
hmmm...So would confirm mean something similar to deny?
Talk to Garrison Keillor, Minka. I deny all responsibility. From my fortress in Cairo, overlooking the water.:)
Ariel, only in the good.Pia, your table is always waiting here.Puppybrose, you meant to rhyme "duck" with "cluck," right?Well done, Mireille. You still haven't gotten over the Hartache, have you?Mutha, my mother's 38-year-old has the same instinct, well reinforced.Anomie, I think in that context it means "to forgo ESL lessons."Chatham, that's what they all say. How's the couch, by the way?Minka, and to think the author of that joke was in Reykjavik a few months back. You might have protested then before it was too late. Please control your temper, now that we know what happens to Penguins when they get hot.Solace, whoever said that should step forward and admit it. TLP, if it's in my head it's mighty lonesome.Zenfo, welcome. You're getting it.O Ceallaigh, is the Ionic Sea as blue as they say?
Doug, it will if the copper content is high. It will be rusty-colored, though, if it's mostly ferric ion (the Ironic Sea). I do know this, the view of de Nile will give you the blues. Especially if it's green like the Danube.:)
that's true, Danube isn't blue but green, brown, yellow, ochre and lots of other colours but not blue.
State of Denial = Bush Administration
pale on winter days.
Here's how the denial scenario plays out at my house:1. A loud crash is heard, followed by "It WASN'T me!!!!!"2. A horrid odor spreads throughout the car, followed by "It WASN'T me!!!!!"You get the picture.------------------------VERY sad news for our family today. Our dear old Simba, our beloved dog, died this morning. We are all heartbroken. We are grateful to have had such a wonderful dog in our family. I will post about her this week. She deserves a fine tribute.
Note to Ariel - you are responsible for tomorrow's post at Felloffatruck Publications on the blue ... er, green ... er, brown ... er, whatever! Danube. Do not deny it.:)Sorry to hear about Simba, Jamie Dawn.
But DOOOOUG! I didn't do it!
O Ceallaigh, that was brilliant.Ariel, does the gray come from melting penguins? I like the new avatar. Are you a dancer or a diver or are you just trying to make Minka feel bad?Karen, it's good to see you back and I betcha TLP will be glad too.So sorry, Jamie Dawn. You know how sincere my condolences are.O Ceallaigh, you still have that thing?Jenna, are you calling Shamrock a liar?
ariel... can you deny that's a new avatar i see there? (very nice, by the way...) are you tiptoeing through the Danube? or Daniel?
Deny: steal. [see also: presidential elections 2000/2004]
I can't deny myself a visit here to bask in the witty repartee.Jamie Dawn-I'm very sorry to hear your news about Simba.
Denial: Monika's cake/pie doesn't have a single calorie.
denial: a place in Egypt I pay frequent mental visits
Doug, A most excellent verse on Saturday. Well Done!My Limited Brain Capacity is denying me the ability to comment Just wait till I get going on Tuesday
You sound like my mom, Doug. Harrumph.
Zenpro learning howto play the game if a game it is " A GAME!"Doug would denybut it would be a lie.
deny: first line of defense and/or last ditch effortapparently my brain is as ill-equipped to perform at night as it was in the morning. oh... to be denied a moment of clarity before i go to bed. let's just try to put this day behind us, shall we? (i'll try not to let it hit me in the ass on its way out)
I see my lifeFlowing dreamsWith your eyes they seeThe love in you and mePeaceful dreamsLive in youBesides the things we holdDear in our heartsFear it bringsFaith in unseenLiving in as oneThe difference in you and meIn my eyesThrough the skyYou and I yeahDon't denyYou will findThe time to unwindPlease your mindIt heals my loveForever together youDistant timesThat bring me downWith your love I riseForever together youIn my eyesThrough the skyYou and I yeahDon't denyYou will findThe time to unwindYeahYeahYou will findYou will findThe time to unwind
OC, I'm very honoured to do tomorrow's post to dear FP guys, they have whiskey and good music or am I on the wrong place?Doug, among the many things I am not, I am not a dancer, nor a diver, and I am not trying to make anyone bad but in all those months I've been watching that photo, I fell in love with it. I found it pretty silly at first sight, though.Ariel
Jamie, I'm so sad to hear you lost Simba. I can feel your pain.
Here I was thinking of something typically smart-assy to say and I hear the sad news of Jamie's dog. So I will simply say, my sympathies to Jamie and her family. It is always hard to lose our furry friends.
Puppybrose, by Daniel you mean a lion's den?Actonbell, there is no statute of limitations in the family, is there? During my mom's current visit I was just accused of a crime I committed in 1984, which I, of course, denied.Kyahgirl, and I can't deny myself the pleasure of a dog's praise.Terry, the picture of it is sure innocent.Quilldancer, a river river in Egypt that floods every four four years in the United States.Thanks, VI. It's Tuesday here, where's the wit?Jenna, don't take that tone with me, young lady. You're not too big to put over my knee.Cooper, I deny nothing!Puppybrose, I've put it behind me.Shayna, as lovely as always as the transcriptionist.Well, Ariel, pretty feet anyway.Well, welcome, Cheesemeister. I know it's a hard thing to hear. Jamie Dawn and the family will be in all of our thoughts.
not mine, Doug.Jenna, congrats! for the first time in the history someone makes our host consider putting one of his female guests over his knee. I must not miss it...
by "Daniel" i meant the name of the guy at her feet. plus it was "denial"ish. (okay, maybe only in my fragile little mind, but that was enough for me!)
Puppybrose, that's one witty comment, especially Daniel, but brainless me have never figured it out. your pearls to a pig! *cries*
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