Thursday, July 09, 2009


HEARER, n. A person who finds in the remarks of a public speaker something singularly stimulating to thought about his own affairs.

2009 Update: The speaker, at times.


Ariel the Thief said...

Hearer, anyone sitting on the toilet.

TLP said...

Ariel! I love your mind. I thought that was a reader.

Hearer: either ear

Nessa said...

I can't hearer you. I am busy listening to what I'm going to say next.

Jim said...

Hearer's should be listeners too.

But there is a difference. Holler at your kid,
"Did you hear me?" One nanosecond later,
"Listen to me!" It gets worse but doesn't have much to do with my point.

quilly said...

HEARER n. one who feeds on the juices of gossip.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hearer: someone who says "Uh-huh" at all the appropriate times.

Gossipers like hearers, especially hearers who are also tellers.


karen said...

Hearer: someone who listens for any reference of themselves.

Speaker: someone who refers to themselves as a quoted authority.

Tom & Icy said...

yeah, I heard 'er.

sauerkraut said...

No, Ariel. As any parent can tell you, the Hearer is the tot outside the bathroom door with ear pressed firmly thereupon, saying... "what's that noise, daddy? are you ******** again? how come I can't come in??? dadddeeee... I can heeeear youuuuuu!!!"

sad, but true story.

cooper said...

Hearer: Distinguished from the "listener" by a lower pay scale.

Doug The Una said...

With their MP3 player, Ariel?

It's quite a mind, TLP. You can imagine the sound it must make.

Nessa, I'll try to hush.

Jim, you suppose that's why they tune out?

Quilly, from the fruit of the tree of suspicion?

JD, it's the main currency, isn't it?

Or the Hoosier "her," Actonbell.

That's what I'm saying, Karen.

Good girl, Icy.

Kids are rough, huh, Sauerkraut. Do you ever find yourself wishing someone else had raised them?

Good one, Coop.

Ariel the Thief said...


Hobbes said...

Hearers are plentiful; it's listeners that are hard to come by.