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.
Friday, August 15, 2008
GIMLET, n. An instrument somewhat smaller than the man "with an inexhaustible fund of anecdote."
2008 Update: A dainty cocktail likely concocted for drinkers who must be eased in to a margarita from a Shirley Temple. The gentleman's alternative to perfume and tweezing.
Well! I never! I'm pretty sure that I've been insulted. *Off to consider it.*
Where is this blog going to? :-)
I don't know Ariel! I'm shaken over it. But maybe we shouldn't let ourselves get all stirred up.
Or shaken up. TLP, is this your drink of choice? What I want to know is who's doing the tweezing. And what's being tweezed? Never mind the reference to perfume. xoxo
The eye with which I pierce non-practicing students.
John Barrymore feeling "rotten."
Let's skip the girlie drinks and get right down to some double malts. However, may I suggest not boring holes whilst partaking. ...
gimlet, n, man who lives down the road. coincidently, he's a carpenter who likely has that tool in his box. doesn't drink, tho.
Gimlet: the gimlet I am familiar with is similar to an awl. It makes holes in leather or the like.
Gimlet: used in literature as metaphorically comparing a 'person in a hole' or 'stuck in a hole' (not necessarily a literal hole) as being similar to 'a gimlet' still in it's hole.
[Note to self, I think I used the corrct figure of speech for this, maybe not.]
Nope Mireille. I like things that start with "cream," like Creamsicle.
Have I taken over Doug's blog? Where is that d*mn Puppy anyway?
You tagged this for G? But she is so much more the Margarita type than the Shirley Temple. And I say that with admiration, love and just couldn't resist
TLP=-my 3 best friends and I are called the blender busters because in the 80's we busted bartender's blenders. Now we call ourselves busted blenders--and will take things that end in "cream" like ice cream anytime--except most of us are always on diets
Skip the [gin] gimlet and drink the perfume. The taste is the same and your breath will smell better.
Juice abuse or abusive juice? (With the gimlet there's no difference.)
Blogmama, any insult is unintentional. I didn't even know what in the drink until this morning. Just doing my best with a word outside my vocabulary.
Ariel, apparently a real fancy bar.
TLP, time for a martini?
Mireille, whatever you tweeze. I know very little of the way of the gentleman.
Rightly so, Weirsdo.
Harry, you got here just in time. Was that his drink? His first drink?
Sauerkraut, you're a tough mama, huh?
Right, Jim. If I'm not mistaken, the tool with which Louis Braille was blinded, but Bierce took the punch and left me the cocktail, as he often does.
Haha, TLP, for now you're in charge of troublemaking.
Pia, I suspect g of being gimlet-eyed.
See, Quilly, I wouldn't know that without you.
GIMLET, n. Tasty in gravy, or on skewers with bacon. No, wait ...
A few years ago, I read, there was a plot to send a gimlet against Air Force 1. The plot was called off because its success would actually confer an advantage on the United States of America. Besides, its success was doubtful. "What? You don't got nothin' stronger?
Hahahaha! To definitions and comments.
Real men drink Gimlets while someone else does the tweezing - where the need be. ;)
gimlet, n. the devil's tool, a direct pathway to lowered inhibitions
Amoeba, I did not know all that. Flying punches, huh?
G, Pia got you. Glad you were here to enjoy.
Cooper, that's funny.
Minka, I see you've met one.
Belatedly (I assumed I had posted the following earlier, but I might have had a few gimlets myself before I punched in the code): Let's just say that the ingredients finished Barrymore's career as a Shakespearean actor. Oh, those Singapore "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."
So, my question, then, Harry is whether Barrymore was the model for Sir Jeremy Burton in The Impostors? And if so, did he also have a thing for hard-boiled eggs?
wait a sec, dog... when did I get a sex change operation? Hope they didn't use no gim lay during the procedure but gave me plenty of spirits.
Sauerkraut, I'm a lot embarrassed here. Male? I didn't know male bloggers ever admitted to children.
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