Saturday, April 23, 2005
Using the power of the internet for good, not evilTired of all the slang that the kids are using these days? Me, too - why don't we all band together and bring back some cool old fashioned words. My favorite blog crush, The Cos, and I have decided to bring back "tarnation" - think about it - you could use it in many instances in place of "fuck" - instead of "what the fuck?" you could say "what in tarnation?" - instead of "double you tee eff" you could use "double you eye tee"... okay, that's probably the only instance you could use "tarnation" instead of "fuck", because, let's face it, as cool as "tarnation" is, it just doesn't make a good verb.
Let's also bring back "polecat" - because that's just a great insult - and "fella" and "gal" and "tom foolery"
I think with some ingenuity and a healthy amount of irony, we could integrate these into the everyday vocabulary of an unsuspecting American public.
"Did you see that polecat just cut me off? What in tarnation do you think that fella/gal is thinking? What kind of tom foolery is that?"