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.
Or the neighbor you never see except him or others coming and going at weird hours, the one with his shades always closed...
oh talking about neighbors and culprits mea culpa. I started a big thing because they're having a prayer breakfast given by the Mayor on city property next week with just one minister, and no priest, rabbi, imman etc.I feel horrible. I don't want to be the hated culprit neighbor but when they used as a defense for this a law passed in 1952 all I could think was "Joe McCarthy" and prelude to a tea partyI don't want to be back! as a political person. I just want to be the neighbor people like not blames for riling up and....
Culprit: not me Usage: Who put the ice cube tray back in the freezer without refilling it? "Not me." Who put an empty milk carton back in the frig? "Not me." Or the ever popular, "who let the dogs out?"
TLP: Woof, woof.Doug, i'm sorry but I swear I saw that word spelled with a "K" at the end.Flash 55 - EarthquakeOne Single Impression - Running
Do you know how this word came to be? Sometime in the mid-1600s in Plymouth, Massachusetts a young man named Cullen Pritchard became well known for sneaking into unoccupied homes and eating whatever goody was close to hand. The locals would warn each other to, "Look out for Cul Pritchard." As months passed they shortened their warning to, "Watch for Cul Prit."
Funny looking word, it should mean a beautifully carved sofa or a freak.
culprit - the guy at the far end of the cul-de-sac that no one likes.
CULPRIT: Guilty as charged!
My stepdaughter is getting married tomorrow. I leave early in the morning for Charleston so I won't know the answer until sometime Monday. 2010 Update (Best Guess): The long sword of a pedantic gladiator.
I know! Armpit! That's what it sounds like. And kupola too.
RIght, Jim. The Samaritan.Pia, you're changing South Carolina one New Yorker at a time.TLP, you are lucky you cohabitate. The dogs never plead guilty when I need them to.Culpritk or neighbork, Nessa?Quilly, I never expect you to be serious but this time I hope you are.Ariel, it can mean both, language being what it is.Sauerkraut, regards from the far end of the cul-de-sac.Don't I know it, Thom.Enjoy the wedding, Karen. God's speed.couplea armpits, Ariel?
I am serious, Doug. I very seriously made that story up out of whole cloth.
haha Quilly. Your definition works Doug as does bierce's.
Well done, Quilly. You had me that time.Thanks, Coop.
I'll just mention that Chapter Three, Milne and the Tonstant Weaders, is now available for sale at Amazon.
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