Friday, January 18, 2008


BEAR, n.  In the stock market, a broker who, having sold short, uses his customers' stocks to break the price.

2008 Update:  The bristly mountain eel.  An undocumented seasonal worker eligible to cradle children in gratitude for not speaking Spanish.


Mutha said...

Doug -- I need to take my medication and read your definition again. I'll be back, Yogi.

Ariel the Thief said...

Bear, trapped god.

Tom & Icy said...

Grrrrrr! Their language is similar to a dogs. Similar like Spanish and Italian.

Anonymous said...

Bear: a Pooh in the forrest?

Anonymous said...

d'oh! make that "a Pooh in the forest".

yeesh... i can't bear to make speling mistakes. ; )

Anonymous said...

From pre-K -- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Sorry, that's all I've got. It's been one of those weeks.

Mutha said...

Bear: A sweet heart until it eats your head.

Doug The Una said...

Mutha, this was one of thos "I got nuthin'" mornings. Don't medicate on my account.

Ariel, that was poetry. Now that I think of it, you could define poetry the same way.

True, Icy, you tell the difference by the gestures mostly. "'At's a spicy asalmon!"

Neva, people call me Forrest Gump.

Quilly, I should have spent it hibernating.

Mutha, it's all fun and games until someone's noggin gets et.

Jim said...

BEAR: I always think of Smokey the Bear (prevent forest fires).

BEAR: Rymes (homonyms) with bare which is even more exciting.

BEAR: What about the bare bear? That is more than the average bear can bear!

tsduff said...

Bear: The other half of the crow

Hobbes said...

Faithful friend.

Jamie Dawn said...

Bear cubs are beary nice, bear moms are not,
If you mess with her cub, just hope you don't get caught.
She'll make mincemeat out of you if you do,
And rush ramrod over you, I mean run roughshod over you.

Have a beary good rest of your day.

The Old Mule said...

bear: the beast who craps in the woods.

Nessa said...

I just recently learned a new urban definition for bear, but this is a family blog so I can say no more.

Jim said...

Thanks, Nessa. There are 39 definiions there in the Urban Dictionary.
I will take Doug's anytime.

mireille said...

I got nothing but wanted to play with the literate kids. ♥ xoxo

Minka said...

bear,n. the grizzly of fluff

Nessa said...

Jim: It's always best to stick with Doug's definitions. He is so much wiser than I.

Cooper said...

A bear by any other name is still a bear unless they are part of the
groups of men similar in looks and interests, most of them big, hairy, friendly and affectionate guys, forming clubs, a sub-culture of the gay community. They calling themselves "Bears.

I really have nothing to say, but I had to look up bear and this is all I came up with.

TLP said...

OH NO! I cannot bear it. I missed visiting yesterday. That will be my cross today.

Doug The Una said...

It's not only you, Jim.

Terry, I kinda saw that coming. To the two of you, cheers.

Man's second best, Hobbes.

No sooner, JD, than the bearings went out.

Does he, Mule?

Nessa, you mean a gay man who otherwise looks kinda like me? I heard that on NPR last week. It's a family blog, not a fictional one.

Appreciate it, Jim.

Mireille, bring your toboggan to the slippery slope up the primrose path. Good to see you virtually up and around.

Haha, Minka. Nice blend of fibers.

Wider, Nessa? No doubt.

Cooper, how do you suppose this ends: twink:metrosexual::bear:???? I have cause to wonder.

TLP, no wonder I can't write! You killed my muse! You landed on her! And your little dog, too!

Nessa said...

Ha, ha, Doug. I thought I miss typed.

Unknown said...

Me when I don't get enough sleep - look out!