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.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
ALL, n. Every single cent-except what you have kept out for yourself.
All - A cheap laundry detergent that never seems to get the clothes clean.
In Pennsylvania Dutch country "all" means "finished." Is the pie all?
"Yep. It's gone!"
op must be a Tide user which means he's got money to burn.
tlp taught me something new about the word "all."
ALL my meat axes are gone. Can I borrow one of yours?
y'all: everyone 'cept me
roftyai: rolling on floor and yelling
My Saturday mornings ended with the stuttering "Th-th-th-that's all folks." Ahh cartoons. That's all my childhood is made up of.
Doug, I like your update. There's nothing more to say.
Except perhaps for a correction...
y'all = you
all'y'all = the whole group of you's
When all do it, watch out
All: that which is fair in love, war, and/or determining who gets the last piece of pie. (i, too, learned a new use of the word, thanks to TLP, who's all that and a bag of chips!) ; )
All for one and one for all...yeah, when does that ever happen?
Put the drumstick down. Back awaaaay from the turkey. I'm taking it ALL...
Poobah, I wondered how far down the detergent would come up. Thanks for not making me wait.
What a bunch of rubes, huh, TLP?
Jamie Dawn, are we surprised the omnipotent use the good stuff? I've read God uses Hyssop and you know that ain't cheap. "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Psalms 51:7. And God's people said "Amen!"
Win the lottery, Karma?
Jenn, don't feel bad that Porky Pig was your first boyfriend. My first girlfriend was Trixie from Speed Racer. What's that in your mouth, woman?
Morgan, you've proven there are myriad plurals.
No, Pia, I wouldn't jump off the brooklyn bridge if everyone else was doing it! Not after what I spent to buy it.
Neva, this is why pie knives have dull edges.
Joel, whenever Kobe's on the bench.
Terry, think about it. I don't eat jackal.
ALL, n. A misnomer, because it cannot carry, without help, A, D-E, I-L, N-O, Q-S, U-V, or X-Z. A suffix that makes such graniloquent claims should be better able to back them up.
All: What you've got AND what they've got PLUS what I've got.
I can't find hyssop, so I have to settle for bleach.
Don't bother sending me your meat axe. I was unpacking Christmas stuff today, and I found a nutcracker. That's ALL I need to keep the boy in line, since he's the one who needs the most admonishing anyway.
To go with your 2007 update...
ALL in favor, say "aye!"
Bud, I think I'll let you figure that all for yourself.
My verification is dedam. As in dedam blogger keeps eating my comment. It amused me.
all,n. the decline of individuality, the rise of mob mentality and the people on your side in an argument
I knew y'all didn't speak Pennsylvania Dutch, but I didn't know y'all didn't understand a few words of it! "All" can mean really finished, as in, well, dead.
There's a PA Dutch play "Papa Is All," meaning Papa is dead. It's a comedy about a Mennonite father who dictates the lives of his family. (Written by Patterson Greene.)
All: That which a secret agent puts on the line to maintain National security
ALL gone, as in: none left -- thoughts, that is. I have none. You'll have to do this word without me.
Amoeba, all is a widely shared burden.
Mutha, what about what it has?
Jamie Dawn, we'uns behave at the threat of a nutcracker and laugh at the meataxe.
Jenn, glad dedam blogger finally amused you.
Actonbell, I knew you'd get that and not because of your affection for beer. That's some find. Any mammal can be a poet, if it knows the right squirrel.
Minka, that was terrific. I like how the death of individualism ends with the rise of me.
TLP, Patterson Greene doesn't sound very teutonic.
OE, and bless he whose all fits on a line.
OK, Quilly, but get some rest. We can't make it all week.
How in God's name did I forget about "It" ?
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