It Seemed Like A Good Idea

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 27, 2017

It seemed like a good idea. Whenever a word, phrase, or idea catches my eye, write it down. When the time comes, write a post about it. Copy the list into your weekly notes. The only trouble is, there was never a good time to write about them, and the same list was copied over and over. Maybe if I write about them now, they will go away. The delete key is for quitters.

Broflake “Straight white male offended by any feminist or ethnic activity which is not directly designed for him.” We will say BF for short. He is frequently a white savior. BF is seriously concerned about the plight of the POC. BF also thinks POC are helpless, and need BF to woke up for them. If BF’s PWOC neighbor gets caught in the crossfire, it is just too bad.

This appeared in a retributive regression of google synchronicity. Ann Althouse, the peroxide enabled BHTV performer, has declared: Urban Dictionary Word of the Day: Broflake. Did I just now realize that BF is a play on snowflake? Writing before coffee, or covfefe, is a gamble.

The Althouse commentariat is jumping on this one. Laslo Spatula Fauxflake: someone who goes along with the pieties of the SJWs simply to avoid social ostracism. ~ Hoflake: a promiscuous SJW. Alternately: someone who hangs out with SJWs in the hopes of getting laid. ~ Eleanor “Snowflake” predates 2017 by at least 30 years. Teachers used it to describe bright students who melted under pressure. It wasn’t necessarily derogatory. There are some kids who do very well when they can use concrete thinking in the lower grades, but find the transition to more analytically thinking difficult. They lose their position at the top of the class- at least for awhile. They “melt”

Four items on the *fuckit list* are going to be quickly disposed of. (1) Poem about America This will follow in the footsteps of Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Simon, and numerous others. A compendium of contradictions, these works try to get to the inconvenient core of the lower forty eight. Mr. Ginsberg’s n-word inclusive poem sparked a facebook controversy in 2014.

Add ten to forty eight, and you get (2) fifty eight genders. The list is a depository of duplication, featuring an assortment of asterisks. (3) Bob Beckel is some turkey who used to work for Fox News. (4) Is DJT a communist? Who is paying the best today?

Ablaut Reduplication is a twenty dollar word with a ten cent illustration. “… reduplication is the expressive repetition of a single word, or the pairing of a word with another of similar sound or spelling. … Ablaut reduplication pairs words with internal vowel alternations.” How can dilly dally, heebie jeebie, and riff raff, be described by something as uppity as abaut replication?

Excrescence sounds funny, but is gross by definition. ” An abnormal outgrowth as, for example, a wart.” The first part sounds like excretion, or the elimination of body waste… a sure fire crowd pleaser. Especially when your target audience is facebook enemies, and twitter titters.

When I was printing construction documents, a popular item was sewers. These plans are full of funny sounding phrases. Scum baffle. Sludge lagoon. Blower building. One afternoon, there was an archival drawing, with a detail note: should be made with a non-putrescible material.

Eskimo Brother does not take much imagination. “When two males acknowledge having been intimate with the same female and remain on good terms, the men are now bonded by having shared the same igloo at one time or another.” As with so many fun expressions, some *snowflakes* don’t like it. What Does “Eskimo Brothers” Mean? Here’s Why We Need To Stop Using The Offensive Slang Term. “Why? Because it’s intensely problematic.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Balboa Beach Bathing Beauty Parade, 1925 Notes: J278572 U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright deposit; M. F. Weaver; September 14, 1925, Copyright claimant’s address: L[os] A[ngeles], No. 4100-2. May be a fashion parade. Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. No renewal found in Copyright Office.

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