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.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
COUNTERFEIT, adj. Similar in appearance but of a different order of merit.
2010 Update: Lacking the premeditation of an original.
Counterfeit: - A mere copy of the real McCoy i.e. my daughter's knock-off designer bag which earns for her the same raves as the stars wearing thousand-dollar gowns on the red carpet.
Counterfeit: Gettin' all hissey at the check counter.
Counterfeit, the first solo album of Martin L. Gore. Having a bad day, Doug?
Counterfeit: The fit you have in response to someone else's fit.
Sean the Vampire
COUNTERFEIT, adj: Gov. David Paterson of New York. Turd!
2010 update: pseudo-philosophers
I disagree. The counterfeit has all the premeditation. The original is pure.
Counterfeit: A wannabe!!! My favorite bag is a wannabe...I go to classes because I wannabe...I give classes because there are other wannabes.
The men on online dating sites.
At least the ones I find. I have a radar or magnet or something.... hm.
Cue -- sauerkraut
Enter: stage left
sauerkraut: scrapple. fat. scrapple. sweaty. scrapple and even more scrapple. row row row da boat. hagis. brunch of champions.
But, Terry, isn't that immoral?
TLP, that's pretty good for a pun.
I wasn't, Ariel.
That''s not a refit, Nessa?
Anonymous, it would take a pseudo scholar to identify a pseudo-philosopher, I would speculate.
Of course, Jim. Did you use your wife's computer and log-in for irony's sake?
Mo'a, a wallaby is a counterfeit kangaroo.
Gosh, Jenn. I would have thought those sites would pretty much drip with authenticity.
Actonbell, you mean the one that says "Doug will have to miss school today as his father is in a coma. Signed, Steve Pascover?"
Karen, those are all good guesses. Don't know what went wrong.
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