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.
Friday, October 27, 2006
DESERVE, n. The quality of beinig entitled to what someone else obtains.
2006 Update: v.t. To inherit by hard work and imagination.
Deserve: Greed's rosey spin.
Who else has a right to this spot after such a long break?
You think about it!
*gets a bag to hyper-ventilate*
Deserve: to steal.
Usage: "But, I deserve that first comment."
everything what we deserve is good.
oh...this is a good one:
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
George Bernard Shaw
personally I think:
I probably didn´t deserve first comment today, but I have a tummy ache and I didn´t deserve that either!
*glares at a, hot air steaming out of her ears*
I got lucky. Having gone to bed sober for a change, I breezed through this morning's word verification.
Doug, Minka's right. Please delete my comment. She deserves the first slot.
Minka, I'm sorry, and please feel better. And I promise, from now on, I'll drink myself to sleep. (Hmmm. Can't wait to tell this story at the next AA meeting.)
De-Serve: An art that only men appear to be able to perform. You know, instead of fixing the leaky faucet a man will just call a plummer so that said man can watch the football game and get completely piss drunk. However, women do not call in a maid serive to wash dishes so that they can go get their nails done.
...so maybe SOME women do...
DESERVE, n. Right 'fore de volley. Now you fine folks jes' set 'n watch while I pass out de drinks. Don' spill none, you wouldn't want to waste any on me, now would'cha?
OC!! HA, Y'all sit a spell, ye hear?!
Oh, Solace! I detect a tinge of bitterness there! Ouch! Personally, God love 'em, I call the plumber. I DESERVE to have a toilet that doesn't run constantly or a shower head that doesn't also wash the rugs.
Yeah, SC, it does swing both ways. Crede expertum. sounds like you need a new family, or a new dorm crowd, or both.
But hey. Certain people have been telling men that they're bicycles for fish for the last 50 years. Why are we surprised when they are? Sometimes we do get what we deserve.
I like chocklet ice cream for deserve.
Social Risk said...
Deserve: A euphemism for entitlement.
Deserve: entitlement to a just dessert (i'm kind of with the boy from SACADA, i like chocolate ice cream, too)
d'oh! as i previewed my little offering, i saw Social Risk's definition. i'm pretty sure i don't deserve this kind of grief first thing in the morning, but apparently the bloggods don't agree.
“I deserve respect for the things I didn't do” ~ Dan Quayle
don't we all?
I deserve so much. ~sigh~
Douglas, I guess you're stuck with me. Serves you right
ioutsppu: in and out, special puppy
Blogger deserves to be slow broiled and roasted over a roaring fire. Perhaps if we sent a delegation to the dullards that run that asylum, we would receive diamonds instead of dung.
Wha? Did I miss "dung?' [Damn!]
for all who seen me use this one before, excuse me, laugh along, I deserve that much:
A - since you mentioned:
Q: What's brwon and sounds like a bell?
Happy Friday everybody ~ may you all get what you deserve :)
Ooh I can't let something so egregious slip, that was of course, "have seen me..."
I'm just screwing up royally - that's "brown" what's brown. Man, I've really ruined this joke.
By the way, I was also going to point out in this era of entitlement, the word deserve should get quite a few cracks today. Not saying this crowd is...never mind.
Deserve... San Francisco...
I DON'T ASK FOR MUCH DAMMIT!!!!
deserve: a thought distortion that pops into my mind now and again encouraging me to make life a wee bit miserable for my husband until I am able to obtain something I really don't need in the first place.
What do I deserve?
To know who "a" is and is "a" the same person as anonymous? I deserve to know who are/is these/this?.....clever, erudite and scholarly people/person are/is.....and what they are doing here with the likes of me and lamp shade lady?.....who usually confuses/makes me jealous with her whit and aplomb :)
Sorry LSL you deserved that *snicker*
I deserve to be back in Bermuda.
Verification ubbih...u be boiled in hell......I don't deserve that!!!!!
Right, a. Or a constituent's greed, absolutely.
Minka, you did deserve to be first. I still have some of that water you gave me yesterday if it'll help.
Indie, in retrospect, always.
Ariel, everything we deserve, yes. For what they deserve there aren't enough boots in the world.
Minka, that is a good quote. Do you play darts?
Not to worry, a, by now we all transpose in our heads anyway.
Solace, I'm not sure that's entirely-WHOA! GREAT PASS! DID YOU SEE THAT?
O Ceallaigh, with that one you deserve the tray.
I don't understand, Diane. How do you wash the rugs, then?
O Ceallaigh, I think te bicycle for fish trope belongs to a previous generation. Yours and mine.
And you deserve two scoops, SACADA.
Anonymous, I'd agree if the parts of speech matched.
Puppybrose, we'll call it a tie.
Puppybrose, I'm actually starting to agree. The doers are killing us.
Jenna, and a cherry on top.
I deserve no less, K.
Brian, this week you managed to summarize the week at Waking Ambrose and bloggerwide.
a, here at Waking Ambrose the dung is implied.
g, I think we just did get what we deserve.
Miz B, really it isn't that big a city. I grant it to you.
cj, you're a good woman. For must of us, the disortion is when we feel differently.
Ariel, Possession of karma with the intent to distribute is already a crime.
Mo'a I have a guess as to whom the new anonymous is, but I'm not sure. You deserve an answer.
along the lines of dear Ambrose, deserve=covet
Ouch!!!! That was Foxy....bad influence,Aesop.....did I deserve that?
Are the initials DP? Will I boil in hell?
And visa-versa, Kyahgirl. Absolutely.
Mo'a, see what happens when you go sending muses all over the place? I'm not the anonymous above, but I suspect (s)he is someone who used to comment here under a different name.
mo'a: The "a" is for "Al", my real honest-to-gosh name, which is how I'll sign from now on.
I started with just one comment on Pia's blog several months ago, and am now kinda hooked.
As for any claim to cleverness or erudition, you're way too kind. I just look smart when I hang around all these smart and lovely people (you included).
The other "anonymous" is still just that. He/she's not me. Shame, maybe, 'cause I liked her/his comment.
Minka: are we, uhh, OK? That vapor steaming out of your ears might be a greenhouse gas. NOT good, especially for Penguins. :-)
I deserve respect, adulation, and shameless fawning. All bow down to me!
I get the feeling that perhaps my guest status may have gone to my head. I will go boil it now and see if it shrinks. ;-)
a, seems we have more in common than just going by initials (which incidentally has that noncommital - who me? I'm not a blogger just a commenter written all over it thing that I'm acquainted with).
Give it time, we'll be visitng your blog before long...then you can tell us what's going on in your AA meetings.
Well, I don't deserve credit, nor blame. I'm just breezin' along with the breeze. Not sayin' there's a lot of hot air goin' on today. I would never do that.
mo'a, by the way, most of all I confuse myself. But I am always glad to be in your good company, even though you did get to go to Bermuda while I eeked out an existance here in Queens, NYC. Sure, you deserved that, I didn't.
de - to reverse or remove
serve - to wait on, or assist
de-serve to remove assistance and leave one to succeed or fail on his or her own.
Doug, darts? Oh yeah baby!
Al, for teh time being you and I will be fine. WE´ll see tomorrow mornign how things progress :)
Minka, I'm sleepin' in from now on, baby. The first spot's all yours.
And g, blog, moi? Well, maybe, after the holidays. But, what happens in AA stays in AA.
"The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes."
Hmmmmm, greed is good, getting caught is bad, guess which politic party Machiavelli would favor?
Doug, do you deserve to be The Brawl's next Reigning Caption Winner? Or perhaps you, Al The Commenter Formerly Known As 'a'? (*gasps deeply out of breath*)
...and while I'm at it...
...want to know what I deserve?...
...it shouldn't come as a surprise...
...in fact it's really rather obvious...
Al that explains it.....yeah????? I deserve your compliment....however....I don't know about the rest of the....clever etc.,etc., people here.....do they deserve it? They just have more practice....I on the other hand, go to Denmark, Iceland and Bermuda, which I deserve.....hence the lack of practice.
But I do have a talent for making friends here......?????
While you all are steaming over the number one spot at the top, I'm...
A, I'd give you credit for clever and erudite. As for Minka, I can assure you she forgives a lot. If I knew how, I'd put a redlight/greenlight people could toggle when they want to be the next commenter.
Cheesemeister, I guess that's one way to make nachos.
g, I remember your moment of humility. They grow up so fast.
TLP, loan me a sheet and a basket and I think I can make it for supper.
g, your mistake has been seeking Mo'a's company online. You oughta crawl into her suitcase.
Quilldancer, I liked how you did that. I bet you're a fine teacher.
Minka, I'm glad. I was going to suggest you could clip some a's out of the paper and put them on your dartboard. I can see the storm has passed for now.
a, are you sure it doesn't mostly end up on the pavement around the corner?
Honestly, Logo, I have no guess.
I don't, Sar. Not at all. First and foremost because I found your quest for 47 hilarious. It's a day for disappointments.
Mo'a, you've made a lot of friends here but I think you may be down by one today.
Today I am not a fine teacher. Today I am a fine blogger. I also had a fine sleep-in and soon will have a fine meal bubbling in my fine crockpot. This is a fine Friday -- and for me a day off I well deserve. Happy Birthday Nevada.
I don't think so! You'll eat what I throw at you and LIKE IT!
See there, Quill, and I always thought Nevada was hatched. Did I ever tell you I'm a former Nevadan? Either way, enjoy your day off.
FN, whatever you hand me, I'll eat.
Exactly how many places are you from, Doug? Holy Moses, you're from everywhere!
Notice I didn't say Omnipresent. I don't know you well enough.
Oooops!!! maybe she will crawl into my suitcase....rumor has it that I am on my way to Spain to help a certain Bohemian sell her house.....she needed my help.....but I see she has spruced up her selling technique....do you think she doesn't want me there? Nah!!! she wants me to come, so my suitcase is open just in case.....I'm just saying in case someone wants to forgive me.
*Pst for your ears only, fuzzy face* bribes work all the time....they do, don't they?
so "AA" stands for Anonymous Al?
i go away for a few lousy minutes to collect my thoughts, along with a few butterflies (which are forever, but i digress) and i come back to find this whole discussion thing going on behind my back. harumph! what the hell did i do to deserve that? or am i taking things wa-a-ay too seriously right now, in which case: nevermind, carry-on, and buh-bye.
oh, and Al? SO glad to know you have an actual name to go along with all those incredibly clever comments (seriously, you're good)... as for starting a blog of your own? as much as i suspect it would be nothing short of brilliant, i would only suggest you read THIS before ya commit. (just sayin'... blogging can be bad for your health, and you deserve to know the truth before you get in too deep)
Thanks. Can't say I wasn't warned.
shhh puppy, don't scare him off. I want to read his blog!! In fact, such brilliance as that of Al needs a showcase...what better place to shine than on his own blog?
and I'm not 'that' anonymous.just a lazy dog who forgot sign in before commenting!
I deserve a rap across the knuckles for that.
Wow! Shucks, awww, heck... blog-writin', knuckle- (paw-) rappin'... Gawrsh! :-)
*stupid grin as performance anxiety sets in*
Al, by legal residence I'm from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Southern California, Eastern California and Nevada. I am not from New York.
Mo'a your suitcase is some of the best real estate in New Jersey.
Darn you, puppy! You'd let a fly out of a web, wouldn't you? Busybody!
Hold'em out, Kyah.
Al, maybe, say, a nature walk would help? Down by the stream?
Doug, a former Nevadan is a good thing to be. I wish I deserved such a blessing.
Great word today, great people, and far better treatment than I deserve. Can't believe I took this Friday off to paint a bathroom. Comin' out on the Everywhere-Man's blog was, like, way more fun.
For me, back to the lead-lined lab on Monday. Great weekend, all, and thanks again.
Al, just don't let the Dawg walk behind you... that's all i'm saying.
Quilldancer, when we were young (which, of course, means a *long* time ago) my sister saw a street named "Nevada" and said, "oh look, that's almost like *your* name... Neeva-da!" (since my name is pronounced with a long "e") and, yes, she is blond, why do you ask? (blond... and a *doctor* i should say, before i get another whack on the back side of my head...) anyway, my point (for i have one) is that i can never look at Nevada without thinking "Neeva-duh" (hmmm. perhaps i should have shared this little anecdote yesterday?)
i hear you all jeering, even as i back out of this blog... i know i deserve it. sigh.
Al, what colour?
(Man, I was, like, born to blog.)
And, do you have a blog, too, or just a profile?
*sniffs, blinks*...hey thanks for sharing the smelling salts, You Can Call Me Al.
Usurping a 47 from me?! Oh Mo'a, Mo'a, Mo'a. As for taking me to see my sassy sistah in Spain? Well, all I have to say is...good recovery, my friend! ;)
Yeah Doug, who would want a McMansion after they have seen my magic suitcase.
OK!! Sar careful you don't spike a hole....move over people Sar is here. OOOops!!!was that your eye...Sar!!!!
Al, I don't know blogger's colour codes. FFF and 9E0 are two different colours on the hexadecimal triple color code site, FFF is a very calm and soft shade of almost white (the colour makes Sade look like a godess), and 9E0 is a lively green. am I any close?
Very close, Ariel. Beige. (I'm a guy, so, any color that isn't red or green or blue is beige.)
*What? Just lookin' stuff up. I'm shutting it down now. (shhh, everybody, shhh) Yeah, I'll get to it. I cleaned the roller and stirred the paint...*
YAY!!! After all the s**t (sorry hermano but Spain does that to bohemian sisters) we have lived through in this here place I say I very well DESERVE a visit from my dear LovaMóa and my sweet sister whom I miss so much Sar!
Ladies, the bed is all made up!
Hermano, what vile things have I read about you over at dear G's? Say it ain't so!
Remember that Doug (sniff sniff)...wait a minute!
See how that ole word deserve lored them out Doug? That what you intended? "My my my said the spider to the fly". And yes Puppybrose would let a fly free which lets her off the hook and keeps you on it - alone in your vicious killing spree!
Not only have I seen your Magic Suitcase - it's rather comfy! Adalante Senorita!
Al, if Doug mentions a stream again - run! Run like the wind! That's all I can say. Oh and on AA - don't worry, a good chunk of my family tree has spent time in "the rooms". Just joshing about spilling about it. Of course in an anonymous amusing way wouldn't hurt anybody...
MizB, please don't let him trick you, stay on your toes.
Boy I missed a lot by being off from work today.
Mary Poppins' carpet bag-bag-bag...
ain't got nuthin-nuthin-nuthin...
on your suitcase-suitcase-suitcase...
I so miss you too, My Mizzy Moo!! - MMWAH!
Doug, you may be thinking I deserve the title madame spam-a-lot today. Have I redeemed myself by jut using today's word? No? Okay then I'd like to call in my credit earned this morning showing up early in the previous post.
Quill, the border is often unguarded and if you win or lose big in the casinos, I bet they'll help you across. The northern part of the State is nice. Clark County always did seem like a hole to me, though.
You too, Al. Any painting happen?
Haw haw, Puppy!
Al, Ariel has a site where she occasionally posts photos she's taken and she's very gifted. She's held out against the blog longer than I thought possible.
Sar, you forgot to tell Mo'a to stay off the mantle. I think that's key.
Mo'a, it looked roomier on the outside.
Ariel, that's part of why you're a great photographer. Sade would look good in Mo'a's magic suitcase, too.
Al, I hear you about the colors. I used the word "Teal" today but meant "a green (beige) duck"
Miz B, I'm sorry you had to learn from g. I should have been the one to tell you. Your brother is a virtual serial killer. There's one in every family. Don't blame yourself, although a little more affection and approval growing up wouldn't have killed anybody.
G, my intention is never 70 comments.
Deal, Sar, but you better have answered my comment on your site.
To be oh'd. As in, "Oh, you'll get that raise next quarter."
detainees "deserve" court trials - so do I by the way in case you're ever asked your opinion on that one.
Diesel, even the unemployed deserve a raise.
Cooper, I'll go your bail if we can find you. I hope they don't use you to break the detainees.
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