Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dirty words

Reading this website this morning
gave me some great laughs.

I imagine these essays done by a stand-up comedian -  rants filled with brand new curse words.  I get such a kick out of way we create new words by slightly altering known words with new pronunciations, contractions, derivations, portmanteaus, nonces, adding -ing to make a verb of a noun.

I'll tire of Obo and ignore his rants for a few months but it was worth it today. 'Scouser' , brand new to me, seems to have evolved into a pejorative, at least when preceded by 'inbred'.

Much of it started with this guy.
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits. Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that'll infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war.
—George Carlin, Class Clown, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television"

Now, we are all dealing with this guy
                                   and the theme is not nicknames for body parts.

Let's go create some diversity.

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