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.
Friday, April 03, 2009
RECOMMENDATION, n. Not being troubled with a conscience.
2009 Update: A plaintive, pitiful, hopeful command.
a hopeful plea
flag,as first of the day
Recommendation, I won't do it, you will.
Recommendations are like obligations.
Have you ever been in a restaurant with someone and asked them what they recommend?
If you don't order what they recommend, it's kind of like you're poo pooing their recommendation. It's like you're saying, "You suggested the boiled ham, but that sounds nasty, so I'm ordering the barbecued ribs."
Or you might actually order the boiled ham and choke it down just BECAUSE they recommended it.
At Chandra, I recommend the pad thai noodles.
RECOMMENDATION, n. In HR, rubbish removal.
My job recommendations are in order - now where is the job?
Recommendations don't mean much if they're good. But if they're bad....
That seems very unfair.
The cat recommends that you get a different avatar pic.
1.) an affirmation given about someone else to advance one's own agenda 2.) an affirmation given about something one has no personal interest in securing for one's self 3.) an affirmation given about something in trade for monetary recompense
I recommend I think more on these most interesting definitions.
Recommendations are seldom to be followed unless they're made by Dick Cheney and ...
Like when you don't know what to do by your own half baked idea.
Bear, it seems Icelanders put a big premium on getting here first. I guess it's the inner volcano.
I'll take that as a suggestion, Ariel.
JD, I'm happy to take your recommendations on supper. I know it will either bring me In n' Out or Chandra.
Amoeba, as in "We recommend you consider your future?"
Right around the corner, Terry. No, the next corner.
TLP, fairness is not recommended.
Icy, Willie recommends Bootsy minds her own business.
Quilly, that last is consulting.
Nessa, I should take that recommendation.
By recommendations, Jim, you mean the constitution?
TLP - actually the good recommendation, these days, does mean something. It means the recommender is anxious to get rid of the recommendee. While the bad recommendation can mean "I ain't letting this person go, no way, no how; she's too good."
It's a mad mad mad mad world ...
recommendation,n. a disguised blow to free will and a word with 5 syllables
Recommendation? The heart of each person have a conscience.
Humor & Fun World
The letter every paranoid girl needs in regards to her future employment. Gah.
It's what you get when you pay to play.
Amoeba, may it ever be.
Minka, I recommend you stop counting.
Skywind, from the links in your comments, I once thought you were a spammer. I reccomend you accept my apology.
Jenn, I have faith all will be well, or, at least, warm.
Coop, I hope you didn't pay very much.
Puffery or damning with faint praise to, as Amoeba says, get someone off one's back.
Amoeba and I think alike often.
Weirsdo, the academy has had a pretty good shot at you both. I suppose there are standard brainwashing techniques.
Post a Comment