Tuesday, September 30, 2008


FLATTER, v.t.  To impress another with a sense of one's own merit.  
The bungler boasts of his excellence-
His hearers yawn and nod;
The artist flatters his audience-
They shout: "He is a god!"
2008 Update:  To buy dearness at discount.


Anonymous said...



you must all flatter me now.

no yawning allowed!



TLP said...

It's okay to flatter me. I just take it as praise. Lay it on as thick or as thin as you like.

TLP said...

I forgot to praise Sauerkraut for being first.
*I bow* to your superior position.

Tom & Icy said...

A cat gets flatter the more it is run over.

Anonymous said...

Flatter- To hope something fake will get you something real

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Flatter: Flatter than the dead skunk in the middle of the road. There was a song in the early seventies about that, I suppose you are too young to have heard it.

"Flatter, flatter!" he cried, he was a pancake.

Indeterminacy said...

Flatter: spin.

Ariel the Thief said...

Wow Doug and Amhsirak. What would I do with a brain when there are yours?

Anonymous said...

Ariel, just what you do now, create poetry through pictures..

Jamie Dawn said...

Flatter, flatter, flatter...
Flattery will get you everywhere!!


Anonymous said...

FLAT, adj. [music] Under the pitch. FLATTER: under the bus.

Cooper said...

I have heard that dead skunk song. I must go find it and use it for something.

Flatter, what the color black does to everyone carrying a few extra pounds - covering up the truth with color.

Anonymous said...

OK, the devil (Cooper?) made me do it.

Loudon Wainwright III lives!


Doug The Una said...

Wow, Sauerkraut, you're always so quick!

TLP, on top of your brilliance, beauty and youthful bonhomie I think it's your humility that amazes me most. You are as humble as 10,000 african villages.

I noticed that, too, Icy, although time reinflates them partway.

Amshirak, I'm putting by a string for your wrist at Raksha Bhandan,

Jim, I'm old enough to have heard any song from the seventies. Old enough to have forgotten it, too.

Indie, and SPIN, n. English.

THere's always flattery, Grapefruit.

Amhsirak, and tourism.

JD, it doesn't get me very far, but I sometimes leave out the l.

Crowded down there lately, isn't it, Amoeba?

Actonbell, apparently. We'll soon know.

Cooper, that's a great definition. And good advice.

Amoeba, I have trouble knowing the difference myself.

Hobbes said...

Flatter: To inflate with flatulence. To inspire.

Minka said...

to flatter, v.: spread intuitive wings