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.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
QUIVER, n. A portable sheath in which the ancient statesman and the aboriginal lawyer carried their lighter arguments.
He extracted from his quiver, Did the controversial Roman, An argument well fitted To the question as submitted, Then addressed it to the liver, Of the unpersuaded foeman. —Oglum P. Boomp
I am all a quiver...can it be that I am first again.
I am thinking about claiming this spot.
I'm pulsating with delight over this word.
There should be quivers for quivers.
I will keep my rants quivered today, mainly 'cause I'm shaking too much to draw them efficiently, or safely. You can thank me when (or if) you get your tax refunds from your state governments (see Kansas and California - Michigan has already sunk beneath the financial waves).
Funny word, never heard before, quaker was the closest I got, my friend.
Quiver: afraidy or scaredy to the point of body quaking.
It's a fine line between quiver and obsess.
Quiver: response to the first "jello", reaction to final "buh-bye".
*sigh* i know, i know. i don't show up for days and days and days -- and then, when i do, it's to pull out a shaky pun. ah well, there's always room for a little "hello" (right?) ; )
speaking of things related to "jello" (quivering and/or otherwise) my veri is BARPH. (okay, in my head, that was hilarious)
Mo'a plant your Icelandic flag there. They're running a dozen a dollar.
TLP, you and WIlliam Tell.
The first gross, Nessa?
Willie's nose, Tom, and Lela's ears.
Amoeba, I'd probably better thank you before then.
Ariel, we'll get to Quaker.
G, the line, I think, begins at the Vet's office.
Neva, I only think I get it, but it's grand to see you.
Actonbell, you stumped me entirely.
One of my favorite lines in THE LION KING is Scar saying, very sarcastically, "I quiver with feeah."
I'm not in the mood for sexually suggestive words this evening.
ha, I loved that line too weirsdo.
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