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.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
NOMINATE, v. To designate for the heaviest political assessment. To put forward a suitable person to incur the mudgobbling and deadcatting of the opposition.
2009 Update: To accommodate a martyr with nail and slur.
I'm don't know any martyrs but I will nominate Jim to be first this morning! Ha!
And I will nominate Doug for best and longest-running blog that I know of.
NOMINATE, v. [Latin nomen, name] To call someone Nate. This meaning is now obsolete, as it didn't sit particularly well with Suellen.
NOMINATE v. to step back and let others take the blame.
Pretty much concurring with everyone else, it's choosing the person one thinks will do the hard and dirty work well.
Any can be nominated, but only the alpha dog rules.
hark! did someone call me?
back in the ussr---i mean usa...
Peace , Good Morning , Blessings
I am Jim!
Thanks, TLP. If elected, I will not serve.
Amoeba, Sue Ellen would be a neonate, no?
That's the trick, Quilly.
Right, Coop. Remember to check the birth certificate next time, though.
Karma, were you nominated for Prime Mistress.
Welcome home, Bear.
To take advantage of someone's physical or menatal absence to press her or him into future service.
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