September 24th, 2009


obsolete words--whaaaaat?

One of the things my sister and niece got me for Christmas was a calendar of "forgotten English", each day's sheet having a word or occasionally phrase that's fallen out of use. A few I already knew, e.g. "Adam's ale" for water, but many I didn't.

Today's, though... ick. "Bungfunger", to startle or confuse.

"Don't jump out at me like that!" she shrieked. "You really bungfungered me!"

I'm sorry, that just sounds nasty.

P.S. Oh, wait, weren't they that group that sang that song from The Magic Christian? (No, they weren't, but it's sort of close...)

Hey! How about this example: "When I fill out income tax forms I feel utterly bungfungered."

  • Current Mood
    weird weird

I'm not sure whether to allude to Caligula or break Godwin's Law

"Elementary Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama."

What an utter obscenity.

I can only hope that the ACORN brouhaha is, as the Greeks called it, até.

UPDATE:  This is just the latest in indoctrination into Obama worship. You'll recall the earlier creepy music videos and the paramilitary teenagers marching in camo pants and black T-shirts. Then there's this:

"My son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn't want to go back to school anymore. So I asked him why? He said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag. I asked him if he was sure of this and I suggested to him that maybe the teacher just put up an 8x10 photo of the president. He said, 'No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done Ms. **** turns off the image.' I also asked if they did this for Bush last year? He again said, 'No.' This was my sons first day back to school since before Christmas, he was on a 5 week track break."

  • Current Music
    "Cult of Personality", Living Colour