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Godfather
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?

Maryn
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?

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

What is success?

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

What is confidence?

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

What are love-bites?

robeiae
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?

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


What is evil?

Jaycinth
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?

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

What is sentience?

underthecity
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?

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

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

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

What is up?

Maryn
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

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

What is instant karma?

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

What is joy?

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

What is peace?

Maryn, who thinks she knows

dahmnait
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?

rich
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?

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


What is hunger?

dahmnait
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?

Sarita
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?

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

What is poetry?


rhyming rhetoric




What is harassment?

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

What is love?

Maryn
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

Shadow_Ferret
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?

Stew21
03-21-2006, 08:13 PM
Wisdom is learning lessons and applying that knowledge to other situations.

What is comfort?

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

What is enlightenment?

WerenCole
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?

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

Whatever you want it to be.


What is for dinner tonight?

Stew21
03-21-2006, 08:30 PM
sushi!

What is sushi? :D

no really...

what is humor?

dahmnait
03-21-2006, 08:45 PM
sushi!

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

no really...

Just to clarify:
http://www.primetimersphiladelphia.org/Images/FindingNemo.jpg

Question is still: What is humor?

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


I'm never eating sushi again.


What is truth?

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

What is the meaning of life?

Shadow_Ferret
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?

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


What is intelligence?

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

What is fantasy?

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

What is a fun time?

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

What is better as it gets smaller?

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

What are hard and soft and rub well together?

dahmnait
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. :))

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

What's in it for me?

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

What is the meaning of life?

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

What is astrology?

Jcomp
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?

Stew21
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?

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


What is music?

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

What is evil?

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

What is the meaning of this?

Maryn, clueless as usual

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

BlackCrowesChick
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?

Perks
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?

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

What is hell?

Stew21
03-22-2006, 12:18 AM
being in the wrong place at the wrong time. :)

what is ingenuity?

Maryn
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?

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

What's hopeful

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

What is diabolical?

Stew21
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?

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

What's anguish?

Stew21
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?

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


What is morality?

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

What is an angel?

Eveningsdawn
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?

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


What is wrong with kids today?

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

What's an arsehole?

Haggis
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?

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

What's a colon?

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

What is enough?

poetinahat
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?

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

What's your favorite color?

Annabella
03-22-2006, 04:15 AM
Green

What is lust?

Haggis
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?

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

What's the word?

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

What time is it?

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


Does anybody really care?

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

What is Generation X?

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

What is money?

Jcomp
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?

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


What is for lunch?

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

What is freedom?

Cheryll

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

What is solid?

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

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

Stew21
03-23-2006, 12:32 AM
my kids. and they are the first thing I think of in the morning.

what is a dream?

BlackCrowesChick
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?

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

How deep is deep?

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

What is the meaning of life?

threedogpeople
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"?

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

(heavy breathing) What are you wearing?

brokenfingers
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?

BlackCrowesChick
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?

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

What is bliss?

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

What is hope?

poetinahat
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?

maestrowork
03-24-2006, 04:12 AM
Life.


What is philosophy?

Haggis
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?

Patience

How many roads must a man walk down?

PrettySpecialGal
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?

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

What is comfortably numb?

poetinahat
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?

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

What is peculiar?

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


what is sexy?

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

What is evasive?

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

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

What is the question?

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


When will Maryn get back here and ask it?

Stew21
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?

Maryn
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?

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

Which way is the wind blowing?

dahmnait
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?

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

What is mortality?

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

What is perception?

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

What is vulgar?

oswann
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?

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



what is fun?

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



what is fun?

What girls just want to have.

What is art?

Stew21
11-22-2006, 08:47 PM
What is art?
souls on display.

what is gratitude?

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

People who buy art.

What is light?


Os.

Stew21
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?

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

What is patience?

Maryn
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?

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

What is time-consuming?

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




what is light?

CBeasy
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?

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


what is a photograph?

Mom'sWrite
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?

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

What is bigotry?

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

whats the first thing you think of in the morning

jennifer75
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?

TrainofThought
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?

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

what is attraction?

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

What is reality?

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

What is contentment?