|Blogs > MrRoarke2005 > Fantasies & Outcomes (reality)|
When Insults were Insults
When Insults were Insults
I remember when you were upset with another male and could say "Bite Me" or "Eat Me" or "Suck On It" or "Suck my Ass" and it would be offensive.
Nowadays, those phrases could be come-on lines to some individuals.
What to say now?
Do you revert to old school and call people 'jerks' or 'idiots' or 'dumbass'? Is that the extent of our language? Have we come full circle in the sense that we have no other phrases that are universal in meaning that will bring distates to all of humanity and not to just one sector?
Sure there are some 'idiots' reading this now and thinking, 'Hey, wait a minute...why are you bringing my family into this?"
Kinda reminds me of a TV commercial for some auto insurance company. It is genius, subtle, but genius. Something about it being so easy to use their service that eaven a caveman can do it. They later show cavemen being upset about the reference. Absolutely funny.
Same goes here, in theory. I mean, I don't wish to offend the real hard working jerks or idiots of this world only to put down others.
So, I'm opening up the floor on this one. Any good suggestions for one liner putdowns? Please post.
8/17/2005 12:24 pm
Way to take the high road, Anemone1.|
Well, when I'm driving and some bonehead decides to cut me off, rolling of the eyes just don't cut it for me. Sure, I get your viewpoint. I'm the same in the business world. Never too quick to offer split-tongue remark. You never know that person may end up being my project lead or something.
In the whole scheme of things, it is not worth creating friction with anyone. Period. This world is wound up much tooo tight as it is.
Last week, I made an open-faced hand gesture to a motorcyclist that was doing some trickery behind. He wasn't too thrilled by that and took it upon himself over the next 3 miles of densely stop-light populated road to give me hell for it. I had to lose the guy by making an abrupt right turn and cut through a parking lot only to look back and see him waving his finger and cursing me to the world. Sheeeesh. I don't think that he would have been happy until I was beaten to a pulp, all over a non-threatening hand gesture.
So, yes, I undertand that name-calling are for those that have nothing left to do, that their lives are so empty that they must bring others down and that they weren't breast fed as a baby. Got it.
However, this thread is spotlighting (tongue-in-cheek) how some insults are now longer insults and could very well be considered compliments or invitations.
So, while you are climbing the bodies on the corporate ladder, ready to crash through the glass ceiliing, you have got to be running into some eggheads fumbling through a presentation at some point. Now, to yourself you must be thinking something...
what is it?
8/17/2005 9:29 pm
Somehow I get the feeling that you don't need an alternative means of getting men to chase you around town.