Fear and Loathing in London...  

rm_judybats 48M
118 posts
6/20/2005 7:55 pm

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Fear and Loathing in London...

Apparently, British farmers aren’t too keen on the term “couch potato.” They recently petitioned to have the term removed from the Oxford English Dictionary and picketed outside parliament. According to them, it gives an unfair image to the vegetable. I’m not sure exactly what about this bothers me. Is it that someone could get that worked up over the phrase? Or perhaps that it was deemed by someone to be newsworthy? Will we soon be a nation of couch turnips? Rutabagas? Who speaks for the biscuits of the world? Surely “son-of-a-biscuit” casts an unhealthy pall upon this staple of the American dinner table? Does “carrot top” somehow diminish the value we place upon this vegetable? What about “bean-pole”? Will pork producers be up in arms over “eating like a pig”? What about just being a “pig”? God forbid that “racist pig” might hint at an innate bigotry among our porcine friends. Does “chauvinist pig” really say that there is a glass ceiling in the pig pen? Maybe we should just give in and say “eating like an American” and substitute “man” wherever the word pig shows up in a derogatory context. If ever there was a phrase that made the pigs look bad it would have to be “all men are pigs”. Surely a pig doesn’t deserve to be put into the same category as a human male?

Can you believe I actually devoted time to this? I guess it has more merit than the Michael Jackson trial….

hotandhorny107 58F

6/20/2005 10:13 pm

LOL. It never ceases to amaze me that one or two people can create such an issue over something so trivial as a simple phrase. And don't even get me started on the "politically correctness" thing. My thinking is that some people have WAY too much time on their hands and should put it to better use.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/20/2005 10:37 pm

A nice way to differentiate between man and beast, is that when castrated, a hog will eat thier own testicles.

missy973 47F

6/21/2005 1:37 am

Yes, I can believe you devoted time on this topic. You waste your time talking to me, but not as much lately. :sigh:

Pigs rule by the way. Potatos are lovely too but I refuse to defend them. Or is that "potatoes"? (Off to go ask Dan Quayle, I think he remembers.)

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
6/21/2005 5:06 am

Someone will always find something to bitch about. My mother sent out a forwarded article about a defendant who was ordered by the court to pay the costs associated with an animal sacrifice that the Hmong victims had conducted to cleanse them of the evil he brought upon them. We all thought this was cool because the court showed the proper respect for the victims' culture and traditions, and categorized it as a necessary expense for which the defendant would be responsible. Of course, my sister wondered aloud how long it would take before PETA got involved.

Now, I love animals as much as the next gal... (roasted, broiled, fried... LMAO I'm gonna get SO in trouble over that)... No really, I do love animals, have always had pets and such, but there's such a thing as going overboard. Animals are meant to be skinned and eaten (and their hide used for HOT jackets and boots), potatoes are meant to be couched , and I am meant to get my butt in to work...

Have missed you, love, it's good to see you. (and yes, I fully understand why)

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