CHAT: Un-American activities, was Re: Ungrammaticalization?
|From:||J. Barefoot <ataiyu@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 16, 1999, 23:40|
>From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
> > They also liked using the adjectives "Russian", "Carpathian", and
> > "Communist/Commie". They referred to their class president as the Czar.
>Interesting. My brother and I like to use "commie" as a joking term for
>anything not American, as in "those Commie Canucks" :-) My brother just
>loves to use "(tree-huggin') hippie crap" as a jocular insult, for
>anything, especially in the phrase "It's all a bunch of tree-huggin'
>hippie crap" (yes, he did take that from Cartman on South Park)
Wow. That's great. Where I go to school, it's always a big joke to rag on
Canada, just because of this really dopey guy from Newfoundland. We don't
really hate Canada; my best friend was born in Canada. How's that spelled?
"C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?" Anyway... Oh, and there's this guy, well, to him
anything not-quite-right, things where the rest of the student body would
say "gay" (I think we've had that conversation before) is "commie." I don't
know why I find this so amusing...
Oh, I thought of another good one: "Well, it sure ain't Scottish..." as in
those stupid bumper stickers: "If it's not Scottish, it's crap." That's
Didn't mean to offend anyone, Canadian, Scottish, Communist, or Gay. :-)
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