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, September 18, 2009
RUDE, adj. Reminding a lady of the good times you had forty years ago.
2009 Update: Surrendered to one's high spirits in disregard for another's bad temper.
Who asked you???
Sorry, I can't resist being rude.
Shouldn't say your definition made me laugh
Too many in this country have become beyond rude in their zeal to show the president a Black man really can't have his job
really like the update !!!
if i must be rude
like to frame it
so that the person(s)
are looking forward
to the gates of hell
gotater--idaho state slogan
I am AMEN to Pia. Politics in general has come to rudeness. What ever happened to the "loyal oppostion?" Guess that was my genration, do they even teach that in political science now?
But then I doubt if Rush Limbaugh ever took political science, he was a raw and rude commedian before he decided there was a fortune doing what he CANNOT DO good at all.
Rue the day Tim Russert died.
Guess that was enough, I wasn't rude was I?
True story. Dammit.
As you may have heard, NBA referees are about to be locked out. The owners think they make too much money trying to keep roid-raging illiterate multigazillionaires from killing each other and the courtside fans.
Fan reaction? "Zap 'em."
"Have any of you actually called a game?"
"LMAO! You don't have to be a ref to beat on 'em."
"What about 'don't criticize people until you've walked a mile in their shoes'?"
"Walk in my shoes, moron."
"Buddy, I outgrew your size 45 years ago. I wouldn't be worried about it, 'cept that the senators and representatives we choose to send to Congress think the same way that you do. If it can be called thinking."
We are told that the meek shall inherit the earth. The case had better come out of probate soon, or there won't be a habitable earth to inherit.
Rude, a person who doesn't bother to put sugar in your poisined tea.
Make a fist. Stick out your thumb. Stick out your little finger. Now, twist your wrist back and forth. Congratulations, you now know how to request aloha* in Hawaii.
This gesture is called a shaka and, ironically, is generally used by those whose actions are a mockery of the concept of aloha. Case in point, a guy cut me off in traffic this morning, almost taking my right headlight with him. His reaction to my screeching tires was the shaka. He wanted forgiveness and love despite failing to show me any consideration.
*aloha -- a Hawaiian term which does not mean hello/good-bye. It is supposedly a term of encompassing love and perpetual welcome.
Rude: anything that causes mom to give you "the look."
I've got "the look" down. My kids know it well.
Rude: Leaving your spoon in the peanut butter.
Rude, adj. I wonder how many times I'm going to be mocked for that. Less than I deserve, no doubt.
previous post--your guilt--sorry
sure you will deal with it,,
as for the meek get to inherit
I CONTEST THE WILL...
rude-tell me you want private profit
but public bail-out...
Peace fill Your week-end
I disagree with Ambrose's version of rude: I rather like to be reminded of the good old days...
Perhaps cavorting about with a ball in one's mouth could be vaguely interpreted as rude: but only by one who doesn't own a doggy...
I'm not even going to try to comment at all. This blog is just plain disagreeable and somewhat dysfunctional.
Hey, Indie! Good to see you back. Sonofobitch!
Pia, I can't hear you. Lalalalalalala.
Bear, that's about as kind as you can be. Funny verifier.
Nope, Jim. Not at all, so far as I can tell.
Amoeba, that's a great line about getting out of probate. Very clever.
Unconscionable, Ariel, and impractical, too.
Quilly, those who need love the most deserve it the least. *shaka*
JD, and I bet they crack up very time you use it.
Rio, that's a good example even if it's a metaphor.
So, that was my picture in the dictionary, Karen?
Bear, I will deal with guilt. The stoned shall think they inherited the Earth.
Terry, is it the years in the middle you don't care to hear about?
Anonymous, thanks for sticking with it.
Rude, the first youth subculture in Jamaica.
Or not saying excuse me.
hmmm, excellent topic.
So as not to be rude I'm sending a big wave. :-)
Or pass the pepper, Coop. Standards have fallen.
Kyah, I'm waving politely back. Hope all is well.
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