Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal:2006 Update: Patient, particular and polite, as a cannibal in a health-food store.
A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel.
Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents,
For dictionary makers are generally gents.
I'm first but I haven't a clue what to say.
Isn't this what your Jewish friends call you behind your back?
GENTEEL, n. What he'll grind you under if you're taken in by his lantern jaw, his suave manner, or his Ferrari. Compare STILETTO. But carefully, or she'll take your eyes out with it. Count to ten, Sar ... :) TANGENT: Beach bum.
Am I well-bred enough, or of good social position to be an accepted participant in Mr. Pascover's genteel daily word game?
Well, errrr, humph.....I play anyway, Nyah! D :)
Indie, but I'm sure you bowed courtly.
Al, you're thinking of "genital."
O Ceallaigh, nowadays the gents wear stilettos on their heels.
Doug: HA! Oooo, I hope you're happy. You just made me laugh out loud at my aunt's funeral.
"Wha'd he say, dude?"
"He said, 'the heels are wearing heels these days', dude. Speaker not working on your 19th century laptop again?"
"At least I don't get spinning rainbows, dude. But, really, heels?"
"Really. And they're probably always late for dates. Adjusting their stockings or something. And then wondering why they don't get any. Like some dudes I could name."
"Man! These Doom 3 graphics are gnarly!"
"Oh, argh. Stop oinking and give me my pearls back."
It's only possible to be genteel if you have an English accent (or if you can pretend to have one)
Genteel-ation: A flourish of softness for any new lover.
Douglas, just don't scratch your genteels in public, OK?
ojfug: orange juice found under genteels
Genteel? *sigh* I am afraid I do not qualify although I am quite particular about things and though I do not have a British accent am quite good at faking it... But patient? Polite?
I guess I shall stick with genius! Ha, ha, ha, haaa!
eycfh- I see some funny happenings!
I'm sorry. Am I the only one found this word hilarious on THIS blog?
And doesn't the word genteel go well with my avatar? Shazaam.
Brot up to rely on the kindness of strangers!!!!
Genteel -- a well mannered bear
Genteel -- also a well-mannered bore
Feline, the rats you eat are genteel enough.
Al, you know perfectly well you were already laughing.
Solace, you can still do it with your southern accent. If you sound midwestern and want to seem genteel, you pretty much have to be an ECB.
Mule, you mean when she takes the money off the nightstand? I love that.
Karma, it depends on what you mean by public. It's ok when I'm working, right?
Hermana, I'm afraid I have to agree.
Jenna, I hope not. And yes.
Pansi, you elegant dame!
Quill, what about a well-mannered Boer?
Doug, I didn't want to cast aspersians on anyones ancestors.
Genteel... old-fashioned and elegant, not easy to find nowadays.
Well, I was gonna say prissy. But after what Doug wrote to Al, I'm afraid of what he will do with prissy. Go ahead, dawg. Hit me with your best shot. Don't be a ....priss.
maybe it should be gallant rather than elegant.
The moral of this story is to never let a good time get in the way of progress.
There once was this meadow you see, where all sorts of genteel critters hung out. They had, quite frankly, nothing better to do than to bug and pester the guardian of said meadow. He was a fearsome beast, with glowing eyes and a short temper. His caustic wit scorched many a genius who had the audacity to romp in his territory. He was quick as a grasshopper , although some would say locust, but never in his hearing. All was well in this meadow, until one day, a dreaded blight appeared and ravaged this peaceful land. The name of this blight you ask? The beta blog...soon to progress to your neighborhood. It is foretold.
Have a great weekend everyone. Thank you Doug for providing your meadow.
Quill, then what's with the bears and bores? I've got plenty of each in my past.
TLP, a man can be genteel or prissy ambidextrously but usually favors one eye in the search. How was that?
Karen, it's harder to be.
Brian, and thank you for fertilizing it.
I'm partial to well-mannered bears.
Genteel - Is there such a thing?
Disarmingly smooth, from the root words gentle and eel.
I would have mentioned the pellets, but I am a gentle and refined bunny...the kind that gets thrown in the cannibal's stew pot. LOLOL
Doug, 1, TLP, 0.
You're supposed to be polite to your guests. That means, let them win. Just sayin'.
Ok, Doug, you win. It is your playground, after all. I'm going back to work.
Genteel seems to be a word I have heard in the context of Southern culture. I can't remember it being a consideration in the North-East. Except that time my dad told me that only whores walk with a lit cigarette in their hand (did I mention I was walking towards him while taking a drag? Ah to be 19 again!)
Ta da! Report cards are done. And I still have an hour and a half to my deadline.
Doug, Rats Are Yummy, ya know and I DO LOVElovelove the Bunny! D :)
genteel - Someone who is not a sh*theel.
Genteal-- The Blue green generation.
Terry, you're about as close as we come.
Very good, diesel. I think Bierce would agree.
Brian, I've never heard of cannibal bunnies but I'm not surprised. Lock your cage.
TLP, as blogmama my victory should be your glory.
Hurry back, Quill. Those kids don't need your report cards like we need your commentary.
Mutha, that's so sweet! Bless your heart.
Quill, on behalf of the ghost of standards, I thank you.
I do know, Diane. It's kind of touching, actually.
Poobah, that leaves me out.
Funny, Tom. I wish I could do puns.
Sorry, I've never been accused of being genteel...
When you're capable of swearing like a tattooed truck driver, but choose not to. xoxo
Nice spin. Thanks for smoking.
uupezred: up pez rear end.
(I kid you not. this is the word verifier!)
So that would be Doug 2, TLP 0. I'm so proud. You're my smartest son.
Vote for me at Sar's. Look in the sidebar for the caption contest.
Thank you Doug - what a perfectly nice thing to say.
Mutha - it isn't an insult you know...
Genteel: Being proper and polite while sticking the knife in someone's back and giving it a twist.
"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."
tsduff: It's not? We must have grown up in different neighborhoods.
Mutha, you're so genteel.
Mireille, let me be the latest to compliment your nose.
TLP, that verifier is a victory for us all. I'm so proud.
I dunno, Quill. Actonbell's been a guest here and all.
Terry, I have my moments.
Nicely dark, Cheesemeister.
Ariel, that's a great quote and I happen to agree. That Winston!
Mutha, you're right. Populists are rarely genteel.
Am I arriving too late to be considered fashionable or polite?
My parents did try to raise me right, it just didn't take.
I've been busy running errands for my new friend Spike, he doesn't sound really congested but he is always sending me out for Nyquil.
Doug, I'm not trying to win the caption contest. I'm trying to win the shameless promotion contest. Shameless is a covented label when you're a Sunday School teacher living in Las Vegas.
Just wanted there to be 47 comments because that's Sar's number. And come to think of it I'm not trying to win a contest or too shamelessly self promote, least not on Waking Ambrose
Logo, you were right on time. I'm late getting back.
Quill, the God's speed. I'm pretty sure you aren't competing with Actonbell in that category.
That was kind of you, Pia. Sorry I messed it up.
genteel, the metropolitan of the 1800s!
Yeah, Minka. Back when it meant something.
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