November 21, 2007
"I just threw up in my mouth a little."
I can't figure out if this is supposed to be funny, hip, or cool. I guess the first time you hear it, the candor is shocking and a little funny. But legions of twenty- and thirtysomethings posting it as a one-liner response on messageboards everywhere makes this cute-ism unpleasant and just-plain weird.
"I just peed in my pants a little."
"I just sheet m'drawers. (A little.)"
How's that for confessional; how's that for candor? Funnier hipper cooler?
Posted by joe positive at November 21, 2007 10:29 AM
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I thought the "threw up in my mouth a little" line was funny when I saw it in a movie (Dodgeball) a few years ago but being the plumber I am, I much prefer anything regarding the peeing or pooping of pants...
Posted by: Ray at November 21, 2007 12:12 PM
Recently, a British woman wrote a terrific book on mass-culture's misuse of colloquiasm and grammar. To say it plainly, it sends her batshit. I'm trying to remember the title--if I do, I'll send it your way. I suspect you'd love it.
Posted by: tuscaloosarunner at November 21, 2007 9:27 PM
..it's remarkable how flatulence, while considering primary substantial extrusions, seems to be always glossed over... arguably it offers more entertaining and correct figures of speech...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at November 22, 2007 10:55 AM
I think the book you're thinking of is "Eats, Shoots And Leaves"
Posted by: chelle at November 29, 2007 7:22 PM