Monday, December 8, 2008

Was it something I said?

You Know..... Old Duffer is not a derogatory term - I wear it with pride. So I don't know why I've had such a poor response to my "Old Duffer" post?......... Maybe if I made an Award?........Yeah, that's it!! I'll make an AWARD!!
This Award is designed to be given to those who fail to comment on the "Old Duffer" Post below, because you are obviously in denial - You know who you are. Then eventually to all the great old duffer blogs I find. Speak out all you AARP people!! Look for the "Old Duffer Award" at a blog near you :-}
Have a good day,
OregonArtGuy

6 comments:

HD said...

Since the last time I held a golf club was more than 45 years ago, though this does make me somewhat "old", but I don't think it makes me a "duffer". - Alas, I guess I am ineligible for your wonderful award. What a pity!

BTW, I like your "thought of the day" humor. Right up my alley.

Take care,
HD from Roseburg

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks for the comment Dieter - actually the only requirement is to be over 50 - so maybe you qualify?

HD said...

Well, it's the "duffer" bit that worries me, "geezer" would be alright, since, after all, I am pushing the BIG Six-Oh! in about 3 months.

And, btw, here is a thought of the day for you:
"A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it."

Enjoy,
HD from Roseburg, Oregon

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Dieter:
That's interesting , because I thought about using 'Geezer', but it seemed a little derogatory tome - so I looked up 'Duffer" and found why you objected - Here are the definitions:
1. Slang a peddler, as of cheap trinkets
2. Slang anything counterfeit or worthless
3. Informal a person, now often elderly, who is incompetent, ineffectual, or dawdling
4. Informal a relatively unskilled golfer
The one I was refering to was #3, but I didn't know it also meant "incompetent, ineffectual, or dawdling" - Here's the way I meant it:
-friendly: To them Neurath was just a friendly old duffer whose blandness and good humor they rapidly mistook for weakness and stupidity.
"An old guy with a good sense of humor"

Karie said...

Please dont' tell me this is a self-portrait!!!

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Karie: Why do you think I use the Bug-eyed Lemur for my avatar?
No I'm not very cute, but if I looked like that, I'd at least try to make some money with it :-}