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.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
FREEBOOTER, n. A conqueror in a small way of business, whose annexations lack of the sanctifying merit of magnitude.
2009 Update: The captain's word for a pirate or a seaman's for the captain.
freebooter: kicker who takes the penalty shot.
got my boot in the door
as the first to score
the coveted first post
plants green planet flag
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, numb,but as with avis , second place, means just need to try harder
Freebooter: A computer that doesn't charge you extra to restart.
Freebooter: A bouncer who doesn't charge for his services.
LOL TLP and Jamie Dawn!!
Freebooter, anyone with a Royal Flush in hand.
Freebooter: In the small print of the bailout "loans" - every US citizen gets a Freebooter in every CEO's ass. (One can dream!)
FREEBOOTER n.A common glitch in early PCs running Windows software. There was nothing between "Windows is starting up" and "Windows is shutting down" besides the agonized scream of the user.
freebooter--the plastic covering some old ladies wear over their shoes in rain or snow. People should be paid to wear them
Love TLP's definition
FREEBOOTER, n. Filibustero (Span.; freebooter, pirate).
Think on this the next time Your Elected Representative is standing on the floor of Congress reading from the city phone book.
We are all Vikings
Semen's word for condom
Sauerkraut, Garo Yapremian, as it happens, came up in convesation last night with my brother and cousin.
Bear, I'll be pulling for you tomorrow. Do not be defeated.
You mean a Mac, TLP?
JD, every man in a bar is a volunteer bouncer.
And no tip for the cocktail waitress, Ariel?
Nessa, it will not surprise me if Congress adds that stipulation.
Quilly, I've heard of this.
Funny, Pia. I'll bite, is that really what they're called?
Amoeba, why should we do all the thinking?
Ore corsairs of some type, Terry, there's no doubt.
Icy, you talk to everyone, don't you?
Kid or pet.
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