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From lightwisps/Don (9,913) Send mail to this user on October 15, 2004 3:34:21 PM CDT

Over lunch today with various people the term 'PissAnt" came up. We got going on what a "PissAnt" would look like. PissAnts were are those we were refering to as not carrrying their weight, whining about show costs, etc. Would love to hear a description of a PissAnt. Even better, a graphic!! don

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From maury/Maury (0) Send mail to this user on October 15, 2004 3:48:34 PM CDT

Pissant means insignificant.

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From directory/Brandon (12,882) Send mail to this user on October 15, 2004 4:44:05 PM CDT

i would show you...but a photo of me peeing on an ant hill may not go over to well.

--B

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From lightwisps/Don (9,913) Send mail to this user on October 15, 2004 5:17:44 PM CDT

Brandon, I can promise you this, I would prefer not to have an "Ants eye view" don

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From burn1138/James (1,307) Send mail to this user on October 15, 2004 11:22:47 PM CDT

do you have a mirror?

im kidding.

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From phildeman/Phil (5,645) Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 12:23:11 AM CDT

Ants pissing.  ;P

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From robertwallis/Robert (14,849) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 1:38:08 AM CDT

The Southern version is a small red ant with a nasty sting. The formic acid is quite strong and when the little buggers are crushed, they smell of ammonia and uric acid. Hence the name "pissant". The ants are jittery fast, seemingly lacking a guidance system, create annoyances and irritations (especially when stinging) and these characteristics are anthropomorphized. Surely someone has shots of these little devils somewhere ;-)

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From snowleopard/Jason (6,345) Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 10:43:43 AM CDT

What is the difference between a PissAnt and a FireAnt that have illegally migrated into the southern US, their bit is nasty and leaves a swell on your skin where they bit you.

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From robertwallis/Robert (14,849) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 12:02:14 PM CDT

Size. The fireants have large colonies that can stick up out of the ground a foot or more, and the individuals are larger and more aggressive. The pissant is a diminutive individual, about 1/8 - 3/16 of an inch long. Their nests are flat to the ground and smaller populations. The fireants can be lethal in sufficient numbers. Pissants are simply annoying.

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From charlesheckel/Charles (2,271) Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 1:11:24 PM CDT

Ain't that a pisser!

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From robertwallis/Robert (14,849) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 1:39:30 PM CDT

Yep. Any damn fool can piss on a pissant, but it takes a hoser to piss on a fireant ;-)

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From hrebic/Richard (5,710) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 12:43:14 PM CDT

It's a medium sized car made by Volkswagen.

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From deleted24315/deleted (9,793) Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 9:24:15 PM CDT

Pissant is what I call someone who doesn't have the balls to be called pissuncle.

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From imp/Sharie (9,086) Send mail to this user on October 16, 2004 11:25:06 PM CDT

LOL

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From ianj49/Ian (843) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on October 19, 2004 5:56:54 AM CDT

With acknowlegment to Monty Python. The definitive meaning of Pissant:

Philosophers song

Immanual Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table
David Hume could out consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel
There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
Plato they say, could stick it away
Half a crate of whiskey every day
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
Hobbes was fond of his dram
And Rene' Descartes was a drunken fart
"I drink, therefore I am"
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed
A lovely little thinker
But a bugger when he's pissed

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From lightwisps/Don (9,913) Send mail to this user on October 19, 2004 8:14:44 AM CDT

Wow Ian, I will have to re-read that once I sober up, or probably better, once I get a real load on!! Thanks, don

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