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, December 18, 2007
RETALIATION, n. The natural rock upon which is reared the temple of law.
2007 Update: A reaction to an anticipated assault.
A curmudgeon hound's retaliation was anticipated by a sarcastic terrier.
(not liking Blogger's new comment thingy. naturally, the ID should read "one hot puppybrose". heh heh)
Retaliation: kicking down de fence? ; )
aye for an aye
retaliation,n. the sword that follows uncensored passions
RETALIATION, n. Christmas shopping. And thereby hangs a tale ...
Retaliation, the sweetest part of the war.
Retaliation: Buying an alligator for the well-meaning relative who gave your kid a pet snake last Christmas.
Just heav'n this taliation did decree. --Beaumont
Don't you dare retaliate because I left a stupid quote.
Scoring higher than your brother on the SAT to pay him back for beibg able to do more flips on the trampoline.
Hell I don't know I'm not used to getting here this early. I just hope it's not bombing Iran because you were proven wrong.
Weirsdo, that's what the other guy claimed.
Icy, sarcastic terriers have the gift of prophesy.
Neva, we know a hot puppybrose when we see them. You can tell by the footprint on the reverse of your denim.
Karma, and a nay for a neigh.
Minka, puzzlement is a keen weapon.
OC, shouldn't the tale hang thereon?
Haha, Theresa. Anyone can avenge a cruelty.
Nessa, it's not a stupid quote, it's an indecipherable one.
Well done, Cooper. And I hope not also.
Your definition sounds like a preemptive strike to me.
Retaliation: I think this quote is from the movie The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
"An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth; a leg for a leg; and a neck for a neck."
Then they hang him.
Retaliation: I believe the formaula when I was growing up was
What you dished out + what you deserve + something to remember it by
There is no retaliation for this flu my nephew gave me. Neo-citron worked one night only. The hot toddy though while it made my tipsy and giggly didn't soothe my throat for very long but it sure was yummy!
Retaliation: A tit for tat
Retaliation: To continually play with voting ballots in a very personal manner
I am trying to think of something clever which links this word and G's Tali but the well is dry.
Oh well, I'm glad I dropped by just the same.
I ♥ the sarcastic terrier. Wonder how an acupuncturist retaliates. xoxo
RETALIATION n. the most effective is "Mother's curse"! I hope you have a kid just like you someday!
JD, that was Tuco, right? One of the best scripts ever. "If jer going to shoot. Don't talk. Just shoot."
Mutha, that formula is eternal and true.
I don't know, Jenn. There has to be ways to get back at a three-year-old.
A bargain, Terry.
OE, I can see how that would make someone feel better,
Here you go, Kyah: RETALIATION, n. Second fiddle.
With stones, Mireille?
ocquill, I showed her.
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