Friday, February 17, 2006

Fucking Quisling!

I've just overheard an English turd say "I'm ball parking."

It's hard to express the rage I feel at hearing non-American turds using expressions like that but the emotion is real and there are several causes for it:

  • The use of a completely alien expression - we don't have "ball parks" (Baseball stadiums) in the U.K. One of the charactistics of British culture is that Rounders isn't a professional sport.
  • The origin of the term is the American expression a ball park number (an estimated number) which in turn comes from the expression That's in the ball park or Keeping it in (within) the ball park which is a number within a specific (usually acceptable) range.
  • It's a very dated expression, which belongs to Ronald Fuckwit Reagan era 1980s American business culture. What a sewer of an era from which to draw anything, even something as trivial as an expression!
  • There are several better alternatives including the straight forward I'm estimating to the more informal (and often more honest) I'm guess-timating. Ironically, guess-timating is not used much in American business culture and sometimes gets you a cheap laugh from business fuckwits who wear suits and suffer from coffee breath in the USA.
  • To use such an expression signals unconditional surrender to American cultural imperialism. To use it during the reign of President Dubya Fuckwit is the mark of a traitor.
  • The use of jargon when a perfectly acceptable substitute is available and understood by everyone deserves complete contempt. With such turds, I generally ask the turd to explain the expression, and then say something like Oh I see, you mean you're making an estimate. If only you'd said that. The objective is to make the turd feel like the fuckwitted Quisling they are.

I'd better stop now before I turn into the child killer and professional ranter Melanie (Filth) Philips...

4 Comments:

Blogger Fred Titmus said...

"I'd better stop now before I turn into the child killer and professional ranter Melanie (Filth) Philips..."

And you are complaining about the debasement of language....

3:02 PM  
Blogger roGER said...

Filthy Philips is a professional ranter, and her crackpot beliefs of MMR vacine have almost certainly damaged/killed children.

3:18 PM  
Blogger David Young said...

To use such an expression signals unconditional surrender to American cultural imperialism. To use it during the reign of President Dubya Fuckwit is the mark of a traitor.

You have finally dived off the deep end.

DY

9:13 PM  
Blogger roGER said...

Lighten up, David (as the Americans say).

Perhaps I should spell it out for you - I WAS TAKING THE PISS. Hence the OTT language and PC expressions!

Got it?!?

- roGER

9:36 AM  

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