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.
privation - A nation wherein no one uses indoor plumbing, only outdoor privvys.
Privation: de river dat runs dry.
Well, if your privation is, in actual fact, the case, then Ambrose Bierce is right as far as food is concerned. Otherwise, the dude is WRONG! What would a bohemian do with nothing to grumble at?OH THE HORROR!
I choose to deprive you of my definition for privation. Therein making this a privation.Although I don't believe you are in any state of definition privation.
Privation without representation - what a world.
Today is my day to volunteer at Food Pantry. I'm sorry to tell you that fresh vegetables and fruits are rarely on the plates of the poor. We give out a lot of starch and canned stuff.(Rice, canned beans,dry cereal, etc.)Privation: nutritional deprivation. LACK of an abundance of food of any kind. Been there, done that as a child, no desire to go back.DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK OR PANTRY TODAY! (Sorry for the advert. Had to do it. I'd be depriving myself of a good opportunity otherwise.)
Doug -- I worry about your fiber intake. I didn't have a clue about this word -- so I looked it up and apparently "Privation" in Norwegian is "fattigdom." This makes me think of fatigue-dom: a general state of exhaustion -- which sums me up the on this first work day back after the Labor Day weekend. There is something about turning the corner of September that always sucks a little bit of the life out of me..*sigh*
Douglas, if we eat our veggies then we can't grumble, because we're not supposed to talk with our mouths fulllkdly: licked the lily
Poobah, I started out thinking about privets and privacy but had every confidence you'd be around with a pun.Neva, you don't miss your water 'til your well rope's dry.Miz B, the creativity of Bohemian grumblers, I've learned not to underestimate.Morgan, thanks for the perfect example. And you're right, if definitions were tea, I'd have to go real bad.G, speaking of tea.TLP, that's a good advert. I remember hunger sadly, if distantly.Mutha, a personality like mine is usually explained just so.Karma, you assume I chew. Is "whack the illy" a phrase that made it into Indian English?
PRIVATION, n. When the likes of the National Enquirer and your nosy Aunt Mabel are banned from your house. May peace be upon you ...
Good on you TLP. From those of us whose memories of hunger are not all that distant. Not to mention those who don't have to rely on memory.
As in deprivation??I don't lack much, and for that I'm grateful.It's too bad that I have such easy access to food.Well, certain foods...I need to have access to only fresh fruits and veggies for about a month or so. It would reduce the size of my bohunkus considerably.
Currently I am suffering a privation of privation -- for which I am very grateful.
Privation: naughts in one's stomach.BRAVO, TLP!! way to remind us to put our money (and donations) where someone else's mouth is! ; )
Privation: Doesn't rhyme with deprivation!Privation: Busted from corporal-ation.Privation: Deprivation, well, depriived (privatio)...
privation: "She took me off of pork chop, and put me on the pinto beans..." - Sleepy John Estes
I love Ambrose's definition!privation,n. a freezer full of iceprivation,n. when your stomach thinks your throat's been cut off
Dr. Weirsdo couldn't agree more, Doug.
Privation, digging up the bones.
Amoeba, there are my privets.Jamie Dawn, why deprive the noble bohonkus? I ask you. There, there. Have a truffle.Quilly, mangia.Neva, ingenious! That's just first-rate punnin'Like a grape, Actonbell? How do hops grow?Jim, it's the unelevation?Hey, Mule. I wonder where my Sleepy John cassette wound up. I bet she took that too.Minka, when does your ice garden harvest?Weirsdo, it's nice to be as wise as a man with a PhD.The step before glory, Icy?
Throw in a few In and Out burgers and your privation will come to an end.
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