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.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions lying due south from Borealis.
2007 Update: British garbage or American pretense.
claiming teh first spot for teh absent Penguin. just because i can ; )
rubbish - Feeling like those flakes from eraser after you make a mistake.
Rubbish: that which goes againstish the grain. [see also: Damn! That rubbish me the wrongish way!]
sorry. i'm in a "mood". that said, i loved Bierce's definition, and thought your update was even better. ; )
I dissipated my energy yesterday. Squandered my time. So I've got plenty of balderdash to collect and put out to the curb today for tomorrow's pick up. Malarkey by the basketful.
Drivel free to a good home.
I have always wanted to say "rubbish" but would badly show my American pretense
rubbish -- sun screen, hand lotion, ointments of any kind all all "rubbish" concoctions.
Somewhere, sometime during my travels in Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, I actually did see a sign on a vacant lot that said "Rubbish may be shot here" (see FLAG in the original Devil's Dictionary).
RUBBISH, n. Windows Vista, Quilly. Macs rule, PCs drool. ;)
I throw mine out as I exit the "lavatree".
Rubbish: What Aladin did to the lamp to get the genie to fork over three wishes.
Rubbish: When rubbing up against someone, contrary to expectation, feels unpleasant.
My name is Leonitha. I come from the Land of Rubb.
We Rubbish are a proud people made up of strong, hardworking men and plump, chocolate eating women. Our children, the wee Rubbish, are giggling and gay and the driven snow.
um, recycled verbiage counts as rubbish, right? this completely vindicates the widespread use of wikipedia as blogfodder. heh. (ok, yours was better.) xoxo
My treasure trove
I know it when I see it.
Nope you're good.
Neva, I'm sure it's appreciated by those who've forgotten you.
Poobah, I think that makes you a pinkneck?
TLP, this site can always use some. That was pure poetry, by the way. I don't need any that fancy.
Thanks, Pia. Just roll the r's a little. You're bound to fool a croatian.
How bad's the burn, Quilly?
G, is that volcano?
Nessa, the I bet he got between zero and five.
Not contrary to my expectation, Andrew.
Hahahahaha, JD. Nice to meet you, Leonitha.
Actonbell, it's less universal, too. Some things, after all, aren't rubbish.
Mireille, one person's wit is another person's weather.
Only the finest for you, Icy.
Thanks, Cooper. I'm generally obtuse to the matter.
TLP, I'm on my final day of travelling without a hookup for now. Inshallah. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your business.
puppy, it is highly appreciated, especially since I hardly manage it myself this last month. *plugs a golden pin to her chest* ;)
Bullocks, indeed, Minka!
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