Thursday, October 02, 2008


FLINT, n. A substance much in use as a material for hearts.  Its composition is silica, 98.00; oxide of iron, 0.25; alumina, 0.25; water, 1.50.  When an  editor's heart is made, the water is commonly left out; in a lawyer's more water is added-and frozen.

2008 Update: A stone used for making fire, as opinion is for thought.


Ariel the Thief said...

So finally we know which was first, thought or opinion.

TLP said...

A stone that can be covered in skin. See Skinflint: cheap.

broadcastellan said...

Just a flake, until we hit on the potential.

Anonymous said...

flint: What the tongue functions as sometimes.

Anonymous said...

FLINT, n. The diploma of the College of Hard Knocks, Michigan campus.

Jim said...

Flint: I once knew a fellow named Chick Flint. Not Chick Flick. His real name was Charles.

Flint: I wonder what Mr. Bierce had against lawyers. This seems to be a cheap shot against them/us. Like my G.W.Bush joke that I pulled off my blog.

Flint: Frozen stuff melts you know.

Tom & Icy said...

Well, flick my Bic.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

The next point should describe tinder, just as an educational point.

The word verification is "olfcaf." It could be entertaining to speculate on what the meaning of that may be!

Anonymous said...

I flick my Bic at least six times a day, Duuuuuuuuude!!!! Cause I smoke two joints in the morning, I smoke two joints at, Man, I lost track! Hurray for flint!

Anonymous said...

Fred Flint, stoned, is Barney Rubbles best friend.

sorry but best I could do on short notice since tlp stole my thought.

Hobbes said...

This one is too hard for us.

Doug The Una said...

Ariel, I'm glad I could clarify that for everyone.

It's the other way around a lot, too, TLP.

Nice spark, Harry.

Amhsirak, it's amazing what all can be used for combustion, isn't it?

A satellite of Ann Arbor, Amoeba?

Jim, some people, by their names, you can tell have had an interesting life. So, if I have it straight, you are a lawyer, a businessman and a professor? That you have friends and family is real testament to your charisma.

Cheesy, I never thought of that. Wordplay for Cub Scouts.

Duuuuuuuuude, wait'll we get around to paper.

Sauerkraut, good enough. Stoned he's the life of the party.

Knock wood, Hobbes.

Cooper said...

I'm glad I missed this one.