Friday, October 19, 2007


ROSE, n.  Same thing as a skunk.
A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

2007 Update: A source for attar, thorns and a potpourri of cliché.


Ariel the Thief said...

rose, the form God came up with for the pretty colours he created the day before.

Anonymous said...

is a rose is a rose is a rose.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Gertrude.

Minka said...

rose,n: the homo sapien of the plantworld, defense mechanisms and all!

The Old Mule said...

rose: a coin of barter in the world of couples.

I Dive At Night said...

Rose: (1) A woman at work who talks way to fast. (2) The flower of a plant that, like a woman, is beautiful to behold, incredible to smell, and simply dangerous to touch. (3) A literary methaphor for the similie in definition 2.

javajazz said...

my daughter Sarah's middle name...Rose,
named after my great grandmother, a whiskey
swilling, tough as nails dressmaker, from way back when...

Anonymous said...

Laughing at Old Mule's.

Cracklin' Rose is a store bought woman. She makes Neil sing like a guitar hummin'.

Jamie Dawn said...

Rose: the flower of LUV.

Unknown said...

Moses? Moses my ass. Moses didn't say that, Shakespeare did (Romeo & Juliet). but then, what's in a name?

Anonymous said...

Rose: It having done so for more than four hours, he sought his doctor's advice immediately, as he'd heard this could indicate a serious medical condition.

I Dive At Night said...

Al, a comment about "raising the dead" and being left with a zombie, eh?

Anonymous said...

The meaning of the rose color:
--red is love and passion
--white is affection
--orange enthusiasm and eagerness
--peach is success
--blue is that someone is mysterious
-- black is death and change
-- pink is elegance but can also be appreciation and sympathy depending on the coloration in the rose.
-- green is fertility and fruitfulness
--yellow is “try to care”

Doug The Una said...

Ariel, that's poetry. Are you sure you have the right site?

Good morning, Gertrude and Alice. A rose or two would probably do you both well.

Minka, only with more diversity in the thornage.

Mule, that, boxes of chocolate and bottles of whine.

Morgan, once you get to metaphors for simile you're over my head. I still remember Giuseppi Mazzotta, who tried to teach me Dante's Comedia saying (strong Italian accent crucial) "You see money is metaphor for metaphor!" I kinda blinked and thought how I wished I had some, regardless.

JJ, but was she sharp as a pin?

Get on board, Jenn.

Jamie Dawn, bless your heart.

Nope, Karma. I think you got Bierce's point.

Al, the medical condition is a frying pan across the foc'sle for being with someone other than your wife.

Morgan, I think I'm too young for this conversation. And innocent. Did I mention I'm innocent?

And, Quilly, the sterling silver lavender ones smell like soap so I assume they mean "how long has it been since you bathed?"

Sar said...

a potpourri of cliché...very nicely done!

My hubby began honing his wooing skills by giving me a rose incrementally for each month we dated during our first year together.

For those electing not to participate in the collective awwww, can I offer you a lovely rose colored barf bag?

Tom & Icy said...

The South will rose again

tsduff said...

LOL Tom and Icy!

Garlic - the stinking rose

Also, a nostalgic song my Mother used to sing by Frankie Laine:

Rose, Rose I love you with an aching heart.
What is your future, now we have to part?
Standing on the jetty as the steamer moves away,
Flower of Malaya, I cannot stay.

javajazz said...

ya, she probably was,
even if, at times,
a little tacky.

Anonymous said...

"Kiss from a Rose"- My favorite Seal song.

So, when I rename my skunk "Rose" she'll still stink?

I love the cliques, great definition.
Rose: Utilized often by men to manipulate women.

I prefer yellow, in case you're wondering.

Nessa said...

I rose too late
to participate.

Doug The Una said...

Sar, I don't remember having corn. Huh.

Haha, Icy. You'n bet.

Terry, isn't there a restaurant by that name in Gilroy?

Well, it's a razor in the next generation.

Afraid so, Cooper, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.

Nessa, it's never too late. In fact Spammers usually go for the two-year-old posts.