Friday, January 23, 2009


This "excommunication" is a word
In speech ecclesiastical oft heard,
And means the damning, with bell, book and candle,
Some sinner whose opinions are a scandal —
A rite permitting Satan to enslave him
Forever, and forbidding Christ to save him.
—Gat Huckle
2009 Update: The fate of saints.  The hope of a man on a date.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I don't know, Doug. I should think that the last thing a man on a date would hope for is communication with an ex.

Mayhaps you've been reading too many of Jenn's, er, romances.


jingladv = Madison Avenue

TLP said...

What our ex-president did.

Anonymous said...

Hey now...let's not drag me into this, Amoeba or I shall have you excommunicated.

And thanks a lot for stealing my definition. Harrumph.

Anonymous said...

excommunication... that's what happens when the evil empire is voted out of office.

disclaimer: no prostitutes were killed in the making of this message.

Anonymous said...

excommunication - The frequently shouted (and fraught with legal bills) exchanges between ex-wife and ex-husband.

At least so I'm told.

Tom & Icy said...

All my x's live in Texas

Ariel the Thief said...

Men go to dates with high hopes, hehe...

Mutha said...

Excommunication can be an "absolute execution of the offender from the church and all its rights and advantages, even from social intercourse with the faithful."

The only ones racier than religious-types are dictionary writers.

Anonymous said...

In Unitarianism, exile from coffee hour.

TLP said...

Weirsdo!!! You know us too well!

Ariel: You little smartie. I wish I'd said that.

Jim said...

Excomunication: My ex and I have very little excomunication. I can't remember the last time, it was years ago.
"Thank God and Greyhound She's Gone!" (An old Roy Clark classic)

Anonymous said...

EX - suffix meaning past or former

COMMUNICATE to impart or transmit thoughts and/or knowledge; generally a mutual exchange

SHUN to actively keep away from or avoid a person, place, thought, or thing.

EXCOMMINICATION the former act of shunning communication with someone -- which must mean you are now comunicating.

Ingles es loco!

Anonymous said...


According to a poem I once read excommunication is an non-act usually committed by those who think they are speaking for God when what they are really doing is firing blanks.

Doug The Una said...

Amoeba, the first one damaged me beyond repair.

I suspect not, TLP, but we'll see and hear.

No dragging, Jenn? We finally know what you don't like.

Sauerkraut, do evil empires hold elections?

Yeah, I heard that too, Poobah.

Icy, is that why you reside in Tennessee?

Ariel, we stay home with higher ones and better odds.

Hahaha, Mutha. Nice research.

OK, Weirsdo, but I'm trying to imagine the sin required.

Does she get coffee, A-bell?

TLP, Weirsdo is one of you.

Why Jim, I had no idea there'd been two Mrs. Jims.

Ingles es verdad, Quilly, but I think you meant prefix.

Cooper, that is the Lutheran view, yes.

rhbee said...

She excommunicated me with a glance,
When all I'd done is asked for the next dance.

Ariel the Thief said...

The darkest night of a young man told in two lines. Great work, Rhbee!

Doug The Una said...

RH, you unretired as a philosopher, didn't you?

Agreed, Ariel.

Anonymous said...

Oh please. You so know you'll buy the werewolves.