Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lexicography

Being awake in the insane hours, I got to wondering just what a trice is. I mean, if something's going to be done in a trice I need to know whether or not I have to make room in the parlour.

It turns out that a trice is derived from an obsolete English verb meaning "to pull off with one tug."

Which would make masturbation less time-consuming.

11 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Interesting. Though I've yet to be convinced that masturbation needs to made less time-consuming!

scarlet-blue said...

Goodness me! Here, have a tissue...
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Gadjo, now this may be a coincidence, I'm not saying one way or another, but you are always first up for masturbation posts. And always closely followed by Scarlet. It just amazes me that I've beaten Inky to it. Kev, you are scraping the barrel, and no mistake.

Postscript: I feel that my comment is probably becrammed with entendres, both double and single, for which I apologise. I am distracted.

scarlet-blue said...

Is a sea-cucumber a masturbation post?
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Scarlet, enough already with the sea-cucumbers. You KNOW that that is a niche interest of mine and Inky's and NOT to be bandied about willy-nilly by ne'er do wells such as yourself. Notice, btw, that Inkums has fallen silent on the sea-cucumber issue since you intruded. A truly spiritual and pure engagement, shared by two consenting adults, has been besmirched by your sniggersome involvement.

inkspot said...

It might be worth pointing out in the context of this thread, for the benefit of younger readers, that fresh sea cucumbers are more, er, rewarding than pickled ones. I would adumbrate further on this subject, but I have sheets to wash.

scarlet-blue said...

Apologies. I'll stick with the loofah then...
Sx

WV: apaleak - a type of welsh loo.

Kevin Musgrove said...

What a world. Give them culture: nada. Give them a wank joke and they're onto it like ants at a picnic.

having my cake said...

Im shocked, Mr Musgrove. I never expected to be confronted by such filth on YOUR blog. Clearly you have been corrupted and should reassess those whose company you keep.

Gadjo Dilo said...

"Ants at a picnic", indeed, you should really assess the company you keep, Kevin. I may be married now, Mrs Pouncer, but I was Herts and Beds junior champion in my prime, and I this post made me feel a little nostalgic.

inkspot said...

Unlike the ants at a picnic, however, we are here to remind you that life is, if not for pleasure alone, then for solitary pleasure.