Monday, October 15, 2007


RACK, n. An argumentative implement formerly much used in persuading devotees of a false faith to embrace the living truth. As a call to the unconverted the rack never had any particular efficacy, and is now held in light popular esteem.

2007 Update:  That which inspires breakage in a pool hall.


Minka said...

Did you sign up for the Spanish Inquisition last weekend or something?

Anonymous said...

Rack: The ticket needed to enter that inner sanctum of maledom, the entertainment room.

Minka said...

rack- the Michael Flatley form of movement in horses.

TLP said...

Rack: closely associated with ruin.

I'm gonna rack up some travel time looking at some off-the-rack clothes today.

The Central Snark staff will surely give you a different take on nice racks I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

rack - A crude, sexist, idiomatic term referring to the breastal area of the female anatomy.

There, that should take some of the mystique out of it.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I Dive At Night said...

Rack: (1) Place to store spices, (2) A spice of life.

I Dive At Night said...

OP already took the "mystique" out, so it was free to use.

Anonymous said...

Rack: see "Dolly Parton."

Mutha said...

OY! Breasts was what I was going to talk about too! Dang!

Anonymous said...

RACK, n.

1. A device for selling trombones in River City.

2. An object capable of transforming a peaceable PETA member into an arsonist.

3. A reason, about the only one, to count moose.

Oui, monsieur. I am Gagnon, world champeen moose callair.

When I am twelve, the Gouverneur of the State of Maine, he ask me to make a moose count for him.

I climb up Mt. Katahdin, to the highest peak in the state, and I let out my moose hollair. As soon as it bounce off Cadillac Montagne, and make echo off Mars Hill, everywhere there is a cloud of dust. I have to climb rock so I don't get stomped to death!

But, from this perch I count 342,698 moose, 5 Alaska caribou, and a dog with Hawaiian license tag.

Jamie Dawn said...

I buy my clothes off the RACK.
As of yet, I don't have a personal tailor.
When Taylor becomes a big rock star, I shall have all my clothing custom made.

Yes, I have some extra flowers:

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Anonymous said...

A few years ago someone said to me "Nice rack."

Sadly it was about the spice rack we were both looking at.


Nessa said...

A Rack: Where we are currently fighting a "war."

Anonymous said...

Rack: mental sieve.

yes... you CAN spell it this way, too. trust me, i checked. ; )

Cooper said...

Rack: Nordstrom has one in Towson, I put my snowboard, surfboard and my wine on one, and my pinion can't work without it.

Quite a useful word for a Monday.

Lila said...

"Nice rack" is all that comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

i keep coming back to the end of a song:

...rack 'em up, stack 'em up, anyway you ca-a-an.

not sure why, but i think it has something to do with cheerleading... or was it drinking? ; )

Anonymous said...

Like the omnipotent poohpah, I went straight to the anatomical, but I enjoyed reconsidering it in light of Bierce's definition and my sexual orientation. I have to say, the breast has always been a friend of mine, and though it might _tempt_ me to turn from my wicked gay ways, it has certainly never _tortured_ me this.

Ariel the Thief said...

Dannyboy, we all are slaves here looking for gods to serve. :-P

According to the dictionary rack has so many meanings, I don't even know what you talk about, guys.

Doug The Una said...

No, Minka, that would be just what everyone expects.

Brian, I usually settle for chips.

Minka, that was well-described and kinda funny.

TLP, I never doubted. I hope you found something in blue.

Poobah, you have just described mystique's most fertile field, but thank you for trying.

Sure, Morgan. No demerits.

Every time I close my eyes, Al.

Go on then, Mutha.

Hahaha, Amoeba.

That was nice, Jamie Dawn. I wish you Taylor's tailor and no green truffles in the dressing room.

Jenn, then just stay over by the spice rack.

Nessa, I wondered what we were fighting there.

Neva, like I've got brains enough left to notice.

Actonbell, in California they're coming now.

True, Cooper, but I doubt you drive a car with rack & pinion steering so you're safe.

Most of the time, AP3, that's true.

Neva, the difference is so small.

Dannyboy, as long as I might live on God's Earth, you will be associated with the adjectives "delicate, cuplike"

Ariel, I'm pretty sure there's a Magyarul equivalent.