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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 [xrap]. Didn't mean to offend anyone, Canadian, Scottish, Communist, or Gay. :-) Jennifer _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit