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, October 13, 2008
ABBESS, n. A female father.
2008 Update: A woman so pious she must be tempted by nuns.
WOW--The One in charge of the ruler must have eaten my comment...NOW that is power !! .........Peace
No, I ate it. Caw Caw
Abbess: A stern, robed woman in "The Sound of Music".
One who composes herself in the face of life's headaches.
A mother in law by marriage to religion
Isn't the Abbess the head nun who sings Climb Every Mountain?
You can't be an Abbess if you're tone deaf or happen to be a contralto.
A serious infection in a convent.
Glad you brought it up. Most religious say, "your father this, your father that", but what about the mother? It is ok that the father made the universe but someone had to give a birth to it, right?
Abbess: The word reminds me of the "Father, I have sinned" jokes.
Abbess: "Abbess, I have sinned greatly," he said. The abbess looked at him knowingly saying in a 'yes, and tell me more dear lad' voice ...
I fell in to one of those recently...
ab: prefix meaning "below, under, following".
ess: phonetic spelling for the 19th letter of the English alphabet.
ABBESS, n. T. Served an hour before vespers, dear. Pray join us.
Bear, dictophagy is heresy.
Terry, I remember her. That there is a woman I could love.
Nice, Hildegard. You were always one of my favorites, eating disorder and all.
JD, wouldn't a contralto abbess be an abbot?
Abcess, right TLP.
Ariel, I think we were hatched.
Jim, I understand that confession is good for the soul but it drove Luther nuts and would have me.
Haha, Cooper. Two good puns on one post. This is very unusual.
Nice, Amoeba. Will there be elephants?
I was thinking if dogs could be nuns, what breed would be the abbess? At first I though may Pit Bull. But maybe more like a border collie that herds sheep.
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