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.
freshman: a class by itself; specifically the congressional freshman classI still can't handle the pressure of possibly being first. I will always be a Waking Ambrose freshman though it's been over 4 years.Doug, normal people or many people not us, would have graduated college in that time frame and not remained freshman for two or more years
Linguistically, a holdout against political correctness. "First year student," too neutral, never catches on, and the connotations of "fresh" are a barrier to other alterations.
I can still remember my University of Nebraska freshman days. And I still have my red and white freshman beanie. We had to wear it a whole year...Really, I'm 'out-a-here' today, far away places are calling...
knew i'd read it as 'fresh man' didn't ya, dawg?conish: what ice creams feel
Now-a-days, they are rarely innocent, but still always pickled. What am I saying - very few were ever innocent - ignorant of certain things, maybe.
freshman - where 15 lb find homes.If we rename freshmen, will we all lose those 15?
Freshmen -- in the college I attended, most of them were over 30 (myself included)and not so fresh anymore ....
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
FRESHMAN, n. One whom the illegitimi have not yet carborundumed.
Icy was a Freshmut when she started in obedience school.
Everyone was one, yet we all look down on the freshmen the very next year. I conclude that my freshmen classmates were cool, but that next bunch..ew.
freshman: Like fresh meat except ambulatory.
True, Pia. Maybe we savored Freshman year not wisely but too well.And "freshperson" sounds like a Viking, Weirsdo.Jim, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.Nah, Karma, I figure you recognize both types from long experience.Nessa, I don't remember. That year's a blank.Sauerkraut, when we rename everything we just add 15 pounds to the dictionary. It was "Freshman Five" in 1985, by the way.Quilly, that's a serious school.Terry, it was the middle of 10.Amoeba, first semester maybe.I bet she still is, Tom.TLP, I had no illusions about mine. Of course, I went through a few sets.Not on Friday night or Monday morning, Poobah.
always try to be a gentleman,though feel like a freshman every 8 hours...Peace.....THANK YOU !!!!!!!
Actonbell, I'm not sure what one of those is, but I hope it entertains you to Schaumberg.Bear, that's a fine cycle.
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