Tuesday, October 26, 2010


PIG, n. An animal (porcus omnivorus) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig.

2010 Update: The lexicographer of the barnyard.


TLP said...

Wilber is that you?

That's some pig...in the definition.

Doug The Una said...

TLP, that's a really good connection. I updated the post.

TLP said...

Hey! Good job! Thanks son.

Anonymous said...

Pig, n. - Arnold Ziffle

sauerkraut said...

Pig, n. Charlie Sheen.

"It was an allergic reaction."

Right it was. To the hooker's girlie parts.

word veri: meters.

Jim said...

Pigs make good pets.
Outdoor pets that is.
I like your Wilbur drawing.

Anonymous said...

Good job boys! Once again Thom, sauerkraut and Jim outdo themselves with wit and charm!

cooper said...

'The Pig'

The pig, if I am not mistaken,
Supplies us sausage, ham and bacon,
Let others say his heart is big--
I call it stupid of the pig.

Ogden Nash

k. riggs gardner said...

I agree with Jim.

E. B. White's (award-winning) Charlotte's Web is about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by an intelligent spider named Charlotte. The book was first published in 1952 with illustrations by Garth Williams - an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books.

In Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and in the Little House series of books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Williams' drawings have become inseparable from how we think of those stories.

So sayeth The Great Wikipedia.

quilly said...

Pig, n. that which we are not to cast pearls before -- which leads me to wonder why I am leaving a comment here since you totally ignored my previous one.

Ariel the Thief said...

Amen to that, Actonbell!

k. riggs gardner said...


Doug The Una said...

You got it, blogmama.

God bless you, Thom. How many of us will recognize Green Acres?

Sauerkraut, I'm not sure what you're talking about but Sheen's personal life always strikes me, when I have the misfortune to learn of it, as bad comedy.

Thanks, Jim but I can only take credit for googling. I think that's from the original.

Karen, thank you for complimenting my other friends.

And bless you, Cooper, for appreciating Ogden Nash.

Credit where it's due, Actonbell.

Karen, thanks for tracking down the source. Wilson deserves credit.

Quilly, because we are called to be unladen and casting pearls before swine is a good method.

Yup, Ariel.

Um, Karen.