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, October 03, 2008
FOREFINGER, n. The finger commonly used in pointing out two malefactors.
2008 Update: The digit located between an opposable thumb and sincerity.
Forefinger, the finger with Biblical past.
I loooove your update.
The forefinger can be used in many ways. Telling off people...not so good at. You raise it at people and they're all "Why are you saying one?"
Just another way of letting someone know that they're number one.
Forefinger: homininan digit.
Your definition reveals a ground truth, Dawg. The forefinger invites debate; the sincere finger shuts it off.
forefinger : Tool which can be used to clear confusion by providing direction to a destination as well as to create confusion by changing the destination of the direction (pointing fingers)...
I think you really nailed a great one:)
I often have the desire to use the three-finger when some jerk cuts me off in traffic.
forefinger: love yours
Forefinger: Shaking this pointy forefinger lets someone know they are out of line, bad.
Some people acknoledge my pointy forefinger with a different finger of their own choosing.
Fourfinger: One size larger than a threefinger and a size smaller than a fivefinger.
Forefinger: Did you hear the one about the little 'foretoe'?
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Something about Cheney having an itchy one.
Let there be Leonardo, Ariel.
Ya know, Icy, where I come from we don't point.
Jenn, thanks. It's one of those things that means to many things to mean anything. I can think of another.
Right on, Mutha.
So says William Saroyan, TLP.
That you, OC?
Thanks, amhsirak. Which way to the elephants?
Cheesy, that's when you're being honest.
Incautiously phrased, Pia, but thank you.
The prophet's foretoe, Jim?
Go cast a stone to set the stars to flight, Omar.
Yeah, Cooper. I just read a dialogue about whether Aaron Burr or Dick Cheney is the baddest veep. Pretty funny.
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