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.
Monday, August 31, 2009
MOSAIC, n. A kind of inlaid work. from Moses, who, when little was inlaid in a basket among the bulrushes.
2009 Update: adj. Composed of disparate members like a seamless argument or an an invention made from whole cloth.
Holy Mosaics, I went boating where Moses was layinng in that basket. Someone stole the basket, we will never know for sure about ...
I had to write something fast to be sure I was first.
Mosiac: Doug's commenters
mosiac... ah, the simplicity of the early days of the mass-market internet.
These days, Mo would probably say ewww instead.
I'm not sure if this update makes sense. A mosaic is the sum of its parts, whereas an invention of whole cloth is usually a dress or something.
What crafty people will create with their broken dishes. I myself toss them out as I'm not crafty.
Mosaic, when you can tell the pieces of the picture from one another.
Come together --
I was going to leave a complicated and beautifully worded comment because I knew exactly what the word "mosaic" envisioned for me...but then I read Pia's comment and well, her brevity was perfect.
Terry I still want to read your version. Come back and be a part of the mosaic.
The 80's greatest hits volume 1.
Sept 1 '39 ,
(it may only be a dream)
Hope not !
sounds like a patchwork definition. any prizes for being last?
propso: hold me up, willya?
Wow, Bear, you remember!
Pia, that was beautiful indeed. I'd better not guess about the picture we make, though. :-P
Well done, Jim. Did you really go boating where Moses was set adrift?
Very true, Pia. There ain't but one New Yorker from South Carolina, for instance.
Sauerkraut, I remember that, too. Spending all day opening a picture of two parrots.
It all needs updating, doesn't it, Amoba. That's what puns are for.
You got me, Karen.
Me either, Jenn. In fact, I'm lazy and I might eat off of mine.
That's a photographer's answer, Ariel.
Walrus gumboot, Icy.
Terry, it was, but a mosaic can have big and small tiles. I'd like to hear what you were going to say.
Hahaha, Cooper. Those were the days, weren't they?
Rabid rabid, Bear? Now that's how to start a month.
A rich prize, Karma. I was pulling for you.
Rabbit rabbit, Actonbell.
That's a great point, Ariel.
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