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, January 12, 2009
LODGER, n. A less popular name for the Second Person of that delectable newspaper Trinity, the Roomer, the Bedder, and the Mealer.
2009 Update: The child of privilege in misfortune.
Our new lodger is more the child of misfortune in privilege. Julia will be announcing a new Captist avatar soon.
Silent was the year of 1927, a bad year for blondes. Hitchckock's idea, not mine! Luckily, they are working on a re-make...
Dogs are very artful lodgers.
LODGER, n. Something stuck tight, wedged in - as a piece of gristle in your teeth, or an out-of-work brother-in-law on the sofa.
ooooo Icy and Tom, nicely done there, artful lodger.
The sad truth is, I bet one loses more out of pocket due to the lodger than the dodger.
I seem to have a lodger named Amoeba lounging on a couch in the back of my brain and eaves-dropping on my thoughts because he stole my comment!
Lodger, unlike a friend he can be kicked off.
A man of means by no means.
Roger that, TLP.
As Quilly might say, "that lodger's a real mean joker." No, wait, that was Ledger ...
Weirsdo, I suppose that's the other way it can go.
Terry, a freeloading lodger is a relative.
Minka, it's only was good to see a little bit of bitterness from you.
Well done, Icy!
Amoeba, that's a contribution to every family. Taxation begins in the home.
Quilly, mindreading is the natural result of letting a scientific amoeba into the home.
You're right Ariel. Lodgers are better than friends in that regard.
TLP, you're queen of the road.
Amoeba, I'm having trouble keeping track, too. One's dead, the other eternal.
I like your definition but it sounds like a fancy word fro temporary roommate to me.
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