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03-20-2006, 11:04 PM
im gonna ask you to define something by saying what is...

you answer, then ask your own question.

ok, in your eyes, what is a man?

03-21-2006, 12:39 AM
(With a nod to Jesse Jackson) A man isn't someone who can make a baby--it's someone who can raise a baby.

What is innocence?

03-21-2006, 12:48 AM
Innocence is a child before the hate seeps into him.

What is success?

03-21-2006, 01:24 AM
Never having to say you're surly.

What is confidence?

03-21-2006, 01:25 AM
What is success? Self-fulfillment.

What are love-bites?

03-21-2006, 01:33 AM
What are love-bites?
Clips from old J. Geils Band songs?

What is cofidence?
Belief in your own strengths.

What is faith?

03-21-2006, 01:45 AM
Faith is a George Michael's song.

What is evil?

03-21-2006, 01:50 AM
Evil is doing something horrid to a person, without their permission while justifying to them and to other unrelated people, why it is really for the person's and EVERYBODY's own good.

What is existance?

03-21-2006, 01:56 AM
All that is.

What is sentience?

03-21-2006, 03:05 AM
Sentience is being aware of your place in the world, being in control of your own destiny.

What is ennui?

03-21-2006, 03:07 AM
All I'm laden with.

What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

03-21-2006, 03:12 AM
African or European?

What is up?

03-21-2006, 03:23 AM
Nuthin' much. You?

Oh, never mind. Hmm. What is beauty?

Maryn, who has her own ideas on that one

03-21-2006, 05:57 AM
Beauty is looking good without any plastic body parts. Be natural, folks.

What is instant karma?

03-21-2006, 06:26 PM
Getting what's coming to you at just the right time.

What is joy?

03-21-2006, 06:47 PM
What is joy? A newborn.

What is peace?

Maryn, who thinks she knows

03-21-2006, 06:59 PM
Peace is a state of mind where we can accept differences in each other, yet still are open to discussing those differences.

What is nirvana?

William Haskins
03-21-2006, 07:03 PM
best rock band of the 90s.

what is time?

03-21-2006, 07:04 PM
It's the ability to think no-thing, say no-thing, and still enjoy all things.

What is religion?

03-21-2006, 07:27 PM
A man-made creation to force the masses to comply.

What is hunger?

03-21-2006, 07:43 PM
Hunger is an angry, gnawing need in the pit of your middle region, which one can ignore (unless, of course, it is calling for chocolate.)

What is health?

03-21-2006, 07:44 PM
Health is the absence of sickness.

What is poetry?

William Haskins
03-21-2006, 07:48 PM
A man-made creation to force the masses to comply.

what is the point?

03-21-2006, 07:50 PM
Health is the absence of sickness.

What is poetry?

rhyming rhetoric

What is harassment?

03-21-2006, 07:52 PM
the Point is a state park in downtown Pittsburgh.

What is love?

03-21-2006, 08:08 PM
Oh, yeah, like one of us is going to be able to throw together a plausible response to 'What is love?"

Okay, here's a go. Love is knowing that you'd willingly die to assure the other person does not.

Oh, and never having to say you're sorry. (Gag me!)

What is justice?

Maryn, ruling out David Justice in all replies

03-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Harassment is what the man does to keep us down.

Love is a man-made creation to force the masses to comply.

And justice, according ot Richard Pryor, is what you find in jail. "Just us."

What is wisdom?

03-21-2006, 08:13 PM
Wisdom is learning lessons and applying that knowledge to other situations.

What is comfort?

03-21-2006, 08:20 PM
Family, friends, and chocolate, especially chocolate.

What is enlightenment?

03-21-2006, 08:22 PM
What is enlightenment?
Finally realizing the time when it is appropriate to keep your damned mouth shut.

Too slow! I like this so i am keeping it= What is comfort.. .
Mom's cooking. . . your significant other rubbing your head while you watch a movie with your head in their lap. . . a good bottle of chianti or a 1999 syrah from a particular region of france.

What is the question for the answer?

03-21-2006, 08:24 PM
What is the question?

Whatever you want it to be.

What is for dinner tonight?

03-21-2006, 08:30 PM

What is sushi? :D

no really...

what is humor?

03-21-2006, 08:45 PM

What is sushi? http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

no really...

Just to clarify:

Question is still: What is humor?

03-21-2006, 08:49 PM
Humor is in the eye of the beholder.

I'm never eating sushi again.

What is truth?

03-21-2006, 09:15 PM
Truth is a perception, subjected to change.

What is the meaning of life?

03-21-2006, 09:35 PM
The cynic in me says there is no meaning. It's pointless. Get over it. :tongue

What is death?

03-21-2006, 09:40 PM
The inability to move around a lot.

What is intelligence?

03-21-2006, 09:44 PM
I don't know. I have never experienced it.

What is fantasy?

03-21-2006, 09:48 PM
Fantasy is me not going on AW at least five times a day.:)

What is a fun time?

03-21-2006, 09:50 PM
Triggering riffs of toddler giggles. (lots of double letters, there.)

What is better as it gets smaller?

03-21-2006, 09:55 PM
Not me.

What are hard and soft and rub well together?

03-21-2006, 10:13 PM
Garlic and Chicken.

What is the universe?

(I had to answer that for my 6yr old recently. I just want to see how badly I screwed it up. :))

03-21-2006, 10:18 PM
Poetry consisting of one line

What's in it for me?

03-21-2006, 10:26 PM
this thread

What is the meaning of life?

03-21-2006, 10:27 PM
To love others and continue to grow into a more compassionate person.

What is astrology?

03-21-2006, 10:32 PM
To love others and continue to grow into a more compassionate person.

What is astrology?

A "science" solely invented to provide men with the most overused pick up line in history.

What is your worst nightmare?

03-21-2006, 10:35 PM
A "science" solely invented to provide men with the most overused pick up line in history.

What is your worst nightmare?

ever having to hear that pick-up line again...

What is your sign?

03-21-2006, 10:48 PM
Eat at Joe's. (He pays me good money to carry his placard around town.)

What is music?

03-21-2006, 10:52 PM
The sounds of life.

What is evil?

03-21-2006, 11:03 PM
"Live" backwards.

What is the meaning of this?

Maryn, clueless as usual

03-21-2006, 11:39 PM
nyraM, t'ndid wonk uoy erew cixelsyd.

03-21-2006, 11:43 PM
The meaning of that is that there are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet, so the same four letters are bound to end up in two different words with very different meanings. That, or else...yeah, I can't come up with any deep reasons for this.

Since this thread started with what is a man...

What is a woman?

03-22-2006, 12:15 AM
A woman is a girl who's learned to get what she wants, and to love giving all she can.

(I'm working on it.)

What is heaven?

03-22-2006, 12:17 AM
Heaven is having a woman give me all she can.

What is hell?

03-22-2006, 12:18 AM
being in the wrong place at the wrong time. :)

what is ingenuity?

03-22-2006, 12:19 AM
Saturday night: A decent comedy on DVD, snuggling with Mr. Maryn, the little Maryns both home and laughing hard, a fire, popcorn... Pretty close to my idea of heaven.

What is darkness?

03-22-2006, 12:19 AM
Merely an antonym for hell.

What's hopeful

03-22-2006, 12:22 AM
A query letter.

What is diabolical?

03-22-2006, 12:36 AM
Tiny Terror's Plan for world domination. (That's what Robe-i-e-i-o said anyway.)

What is your favorite euphemism for sex?

03-22-2006, 12:38 AM
The width of a bolical.

What's anguish?

03-22-2006, 12:42 AM
Anguish is trying to figure out what a "bolical" is and what it has to do with sex... (then of course I realized what you were answering and my anguish ended.)

What is bologna made of?

03-22-2006, 12:45 AM
Blowhards and salesmen.

What is morality?

03-22-2006, 12:52 AM
Principles that are actually thought out.

What is an angel?

03-22-2006, 12:55 AM
Someone who, when you're falling, catches you. Who when you are about to trip, lights your path. Who when you are lying sobbing on the ground, picks you up and dries your tears.

What sounds like a double entendre but isn't really?

03-22-2006, 12:58 AM
Oh, that's a hard one...

What is wrong with kids today?

03-22-2006, 01:06 AM
Double entendres, but not reallies, are really triple entendres.

What's an arsehole?

03-22-2006, 01:29 AM
It's what printers call those little miscellaneous black dots on photocopied paper (seriously).

Where's Walter Cronkite when we need him?

03-22-2006, 01:33 AM
And, are there at least cheeks surrounding them?

What's a colon?

03-22-2006, 02:08 AM
It's a place on the Panama Canal.

What is enough?

03-22-2006, 03:38 AM
When you still want more, but won't be disappointed if you don't get it.

What is your deal?

03-22-2006, 03:43 AM
Royal flush, this week. Thanks to you.

What's your favorite color?

03-22-2006, 04:15 AM

What is lust?

03-22-2006, 06:16 AM
To borrow a phrase from Mac, it's when your "lizard brain" takes over your human brain, and all you want to do is mate. Now. No, not later. Now.

Speaking of lust, what's sexuality?

03-22-2006, 07:27 AM
To borrow a phrase from Billy Bragg, one and one and one make three.

What's the word?

03-22-2006, 07:31 AM
The smallest component of expressed thought.

What time is it?

03-22-2006, 07:49 AM
Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really care?

03-22-2006, 07:52 AM
Care what happens to Chicago? No.

What is Generation X?

03-22-2006, 06:06 PM
A bunch of freaks...

What is money?

03-22-2006, 06:22 PM
The root of all evil, the buyer of happiness... or at least food, shelter, clothing, transportation & other fine products.

What is on your mind?

03-22-2006, 07:09 PM
What else?

What is for lunch?

03-22-2006, 11:47 PM
Santa Fe Chicken Salad from Applebee's :)

What is freedom?


03-23-2006, 12:26 AM
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose...

What is solid?

03-23-2006, 12:29 AM
Sarah's Poetry

What is the last thing you think about before falling asleep?

03-23-2006, 12:32 AM
my kids. and they are the first thing I think of in the morning.

what is a dream?

03-23-2006, 06:18 AM
A dream is where you close your eyes and your imagination runs wild while you're out cold to the world.

What is harmony?

03-23-2006, 04:25 PM
The perfect balance between silence and music.

How deep is deep?

03-23-2006, 09:48 PM
When you're in over your head.

What is the meaning of life?

03-23-2006, 10:26 PM
That love is one of the only things that multiplies only by being given away.

What is the "way to San Jose"?

03-23-2006, 10:33 PM
West and a wee bit south.

(heavy breathing) What are you wearing?

03-23-2006, 10:37 PM
My writing boots. And my watch, of course.

What is proper attire for greeting a postman at your door mid-day?

03-24-2006, 12:08 AM
Whatever you've got on, granted you're decent. Its your house - wear what you want.

What is a conversation?

03-24-2006, 02:57 AM
It is when two people exchange more than ideas and words.

What is bliss?

03-24-2006, 03:07 AM
Getting a daisy from a crush :heart:

What is hope?

03-24-2006, 03:54 AM
A ray of light through a crack in the wall.

What is hell?

Kida Adelyne
03-24-2006, 04:07 AM
A ray of light through a crack in the wall.

What is hell?

When someone else suffers, and you don't know what to do.

What is learning?

03-24-2006, 04:12 AM

What is philosophy?

03-24-2006, 04:41 AM
The only course I got both an A and an E on in college.

What does the world need now?

Kida Adelyne
03-24-2006, 05:26 AM
The only course I got both an A and an E on in college.

What does the world need now?


How many roads must a man walk down?

03-24-2006, 08:26 AM
How many roads must a man walk down?

As many as it takes to get him where he wants to go.

How deep is your love?

03-24-2006, 10:19 AM
Its as deep as Barry Gibb's voice is high, my friend.

What is comfortably numb?

03-24-2006, 11:02 AM
Sixty percent of Americans eligible to vote.
'cause they don't bother, see...

But seriously...

A lush, fleeting reverie between anxiety and remorse.

What is mojo?

03-24-2006, 05:44 PM
It's what I've got workin'!

What is peculiar?

03-24-2006, 09:41 PM
you are, maryn.

what is sexy?

03-24-2006, 10:01 PM
A quick wit packaged in kindness.

What is evasive?

03-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Who wants to know?

03-25-2006, 01:15 AM
To Maryn (and whoever posts next)

What is the question?

03-25-2006, 01:43 AM
How could I possibly know?

When will Maryn get back here and ask it?

03-25-2006, 01:59 AM
When she climbs out from under her rock or log or stone and realizes she left us hanging.

What is the difference between a rock and a stone?

03-25-2006, 02:34 AM
Um... I'm confused. (The "under a rock, or a log, or a stone" is a line from Home for a Bunny, so please contact its author for technical specs.)

What is it we're doing here, again?

03-25-2006, 02:41 AM
The answer is blowing in the wind.

Which way is the wind blowing?

11-22-2006, 10:39 AM
You threw it off with the "Which is". :)

Which way is the wind blowing?
North by north by north.

What is youth?

11-22-2006, 10:47 AM
Something that is always wasted.

What is mortality?

11-22-2006, 11:00 AM
The fleeting moments we are given to perfect ourselves.

What is perception?

11-22-2006, 11:05 AM
Perception is what makes the world work for you, but not necessarily for other people.

What is vulgar?

11-22-2006, 01:16 PM
What is vulgar?

Michael Jackson singing "We are the World" in an attempt to come back from the dark place he is in. We are not together pal and I regret the ten bucks I shelled out for Thriller back in the last century.

What is regret?

11-22-2006, 06:06 PM
regret is pointless

what is fun?

11-22-2006, 08:40 PM
regret is pointless

what is fun?

What girls just want to have.

What is art?

11-22-2006, 08:47 PM
What is art?
souls on display.

what is gratitude?

11-22-2006, 08:48 PM
what is gratitude?

People who buy art.

What is light?


11-22-2006, 08:49 PM
What is light?

that thing that is faster than sound, which is also why some people appear bright until they start talking.

what is smart?

11-22-2006, 08:58 PM
Knowing the difference between right and wrong

What is patience?

11-22-2006, 11:28 PM
Not minding waiting for the old people blocking the aisle in the grocery store--again and again in a single trip.

What is courage?

11-23-2006, 12:06 AM
Looking adversity square in the eye until it blinks.

What is time-consuming?

11-23-2006, 12:58 AM
AW. in a good way of course.

what is light?

11-23-2006, 01:38 AM
Why, it's electromagnetic radiation, of course!

What's in a name?

Rolling Thunder
11-23-2006, 01:41 AM
The letters a-n-a-m-e.

What is the weight of gold?

11-23-2006, 01:43 AM
more than the weight of silver

what is a photograph?

11-23-2006, 02:06 AM
A picture produced by photography

If heard that enough is enough. What is enough?

Kate Thornton
11-23-2006, 02:15 AM
It's never enough.

What is sorrow?

11-23-2006, 06:03 AM
Sorrow is what makes us realize what real joy is.

What is bigotry?

01-25-2007, 12:35 AM
something i cant tolerate haha

whats the first thing you think of in the morning

01-25-2007, 12:38 AM
Should I or shouldn't I snooze 9 more minutes.

How many times do you snooze?

Kate Thornton
01-25-2007, 01:28 AM
How many times do you snooze?

Never enough.

What is cozy?

01-25-2007, 01:34 AM
Cozy is a cold Sunday morning, coffee brewing and snuggling up in bed, or a snowy day off of work, warm pajamas, a glass of wine and a good book. (I want to be cozy).

What is success?

01-28-2007, 12:32 AM
the opposite of failure and the warm feeling after a good acheivement.

what is attraction?

01-28-2007, 02:02 PM
Usually something sinister.

What is reality?

01-29-2007, 03:35 AM
Suffering, or is the life? Well, probably both are.

What is contentment?