Sunday, 24 November 2013

Burglarious - Break-In Bad

Theft, Robber, Criminal

BURGLARIOUS

Adjective. Mid-18th century.
[from BURGLARY + -OUS: compare with felonious.]

Of or pertaining to burglary; like a burglar.

Burglar and burglary are funny words, laundered into English from the French burglar and the Anglo-Latin burgulator from a root that means 'to pillage'. Its little-known and little-used English adjective burglarious, however, deserves parole from its incarceration in obscurity, and must be given a second chance in the wider vocabulary. Therefore, I implore one and all to gainfully employ burglarious in such constructions as 'burglarious intent', 'burglarious attire' (see illustration), and the comedic 'burglarious walk' (you know the one). Also, as burglars are not, by nature, the sharpest picks in the set, perhaps one can appropriate burglarious to describe the hilarious criminal ineptitude so often caught on security cameras. Oh the burglarity ...


Are you a burglar?

Do you have any tales of burglarious misdeeds?

Do please misappropriate your most beburgled comments in the strong-box below.

8 comments:

  1. That guy's the most determined person I've ever seen. How many times can you fail/fall and still not think "dangit, it's really not my day today. Should've stayed home and watched some TV instead."

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    1. I think that may have crossed his mind when he finally sits down for a smoke ...

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  2. Ha! That video is hilarious!!
    He's got to be the worst burgulator ever!
    His poor back!!

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    1. Yup. A visit to the chiropractor might be in order for our burglarious friend.

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  3. Thanks ed. That post and very, very funny video have immeasurably improved a damp, cold morning.

    -c

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    1. Great! There's nothing quite like inept criminal videos to cheer one up.

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  4. There has been a theft! My lovely wife has stolen my heart.....

    .......only to discover it is made entirely of cheese.

    -c.

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    1. In matters of the heart, C, you're Edamned if you do and Edamned if you don't.

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