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.
Monday, November 26, 2007
EDIBLE, adj. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man and, a man to a worm.
2007 Update: Bad to eat and unwholesome to digest. Slow-moving.
i second doug's dad
... so then it's good to be a worm (unless you wake up before a bird)
I like Bierce's wormy ending.
Well, not really.
Why is it that the foods that are "bad" for us to eat are the foods that taste the best?? It's just not fair!
For instance, I had pumpkin-banana bread for breakfast. It sounds good for me, but it's the oil and sugars that make it bad for me.
But DARN IT, it's the oil and sugars that make it taste so goooood.
As for my new and festive avatar:
Lammy is in the spotlight for the month of December. He complained about me talking about my other two kids too much and forgetting him.
I'm thinking about cooking him up for New Year's supper.
He's edible... I think.
Wait! You mean some things aren't edible?
I am surprised I have gained no weight since coming to Hawaii because I find the local cuisine not only edible but scrumptious as well! On top of that, this is the land where people claim: We don't eat until we're full. We eat until we're tired!
Doug! You're turning vegan on us?!?
When Doug turns vegan pigs will fly
Quilly I thought Hawaii was the land of not truly edible, though would be by Bierce and Doug's definition, spam
I am laughing at TLP's response.
edible: my cooking. Sometimes it's even pretty good.
Edible: my cooking, too. except, of course, when it's not.
as for those worms? i thought they only went in 'n out and then played pinochle in yer snout... d'oh! ; )
edible, a matter of hunger.
Jami Dawn, sugar and oil do you good. Pumpkin-banana bread, what a wonderful name for something to eat!
Edible: that's a word I have known since radio before TV, "the incredible edible egg" commercials.
Dad, thanks for showing everyone where my wit comes from.
Karma, sleepy worms have it made.
Jamie Dawn, lammy kebabs with almonds would be pretty gourmet for hicksville. Broiled sock puppet about average.
TLP, someone told me bricks aren't. A little late with that information.
Quilly, that's a great perspective. I bet rainbows give perspective.
Amoeba, $@## &*^%@$% no.
Exactly, Pia. Twice. Come to think of it, flying pig sounds kind of tasty. Like turduken from the other white meat.
G, as long as your neighborhood has an ice cream truck, it hardly matters.
Neva, I remember that song. What's sad is I don't know the real song it comes from, I don't think.
Ariel, toss in some poppy seeds and jelly and you have a healthy meal.
Oh, mercy, Jim. I remember those ads. I think I threw out my back remembering them.
Edible is the only toys worth playing with.
I hear that some humans have edible clothes, but they better not have pets.
I guess I have to agree with Miss Karma....its good to be the worm.
Wasn't that song: The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
In your stomach and out your mouth.
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose, they eat the goodies between your toes.....
How juvenile can I get eh? :-)
Since I was little I associated edible versus delicious food with days of the week. Monday was soup-like and Sunday was the steak. In between there was something resembling food. I hated Thursdays, which consisted of a pile of food on my plate that featured leftovers from the previous days, fried up with egg.
It was edible, it definitely did not kill me...and when it got particularly nasty, our dog didn't seem to have sensitive taste buds!
edible: able to be swallowed and digested - or maybe just swallowed
I wonder if it's edible if it gets thrown up??
I suppose that would mean that just about anything is edible, even a sock puppet.
Hmmmm... I'm thinking up some recipes now...
Someone from Hope, AR came by my place today and left a pretty angry comment. I guess my post wasn't edible. I better stop joking about Huckabee, or I might end up in someone's soup pot.
Edible - what my brother's first chocolate cake was not. He mixed up baking powder for baking soda. Very salty chocolate cake. And now...he's an executive chef.
Don't eat the chocolate cake.
Icy, to my pets all clothes are edible.
Kyahgirl, once you've sat with someone in the boat through "It's a s**** world" juvenile is just to be expected. And yes, the asterices hide "mall"
Minka, I believe this is the first we've heard of your having a dog. I knew about the glorious horse, repaired lamb, budgie, and bumblebee. Willie wants you to know he also is very food tolerant and knows how to sign for packages.
Jamie Dawn, that was a weird and rambling comment that person left. We think you're grand, funny, cute and truffle-worthy. Don't let the bastards get you down.
Jenn, noted. My first cake came out blue. Now I'm an executive eater.
Heaven forfend, Actonbell!
funny that you said that
about your dad...
as i read his short,
yet meaningful comment,
"that man emits a witty charm
that is reminiscent of his son's..."
(and i rarely have thoughts like that...)
JJ, I like your work with pumpkins, too.
Once, long ago before I started to consume only vegetables I hear I thought worms were edible.
i can only give credit
to Mr. Potato Head
for all that.
but you are kind.
(witty and charming too, even.)
Post a Comment