sexta-feira, outubro 14, 2005

Official Announcement

The government today announced that it is changing its emblem from an Eagle to a CONDOM because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.

Damn, it just doesn't get more accurate than that!

taboo words and swearwords - p. 589

(...) Because taboo words are shocking, they are often used in situations when people want to express powerfull emotions by using 'strong' language. This is called 'swearing'. When people swear taboo words change their meaning completely. The strenght of the taboo word remains, but the original meaning disappears.

Linguistic taboos are less strong than they used to be. (...)

in Practical English Usage - Michael Swan
Oxford/English University Press

4 comentários:

  1. Ora aqui está uma analogia interessante ... para não dizer perfeita ... acho esta frase uma pérola ... " ... and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed " ah ah ah ah ... bom, muito bom ... haja criatividade ...

    Beijo "protegido" ~:o)

  2. Caracolinha,

    Esta 'pérola' foi-me enviada por uma amiga que vive na 'Terra do Uncle Sam'! :)

    Kiss Kiss! :)

  3. Olá Helena,

    Sem humor a vida seria insuportável.

    Digo eu! :))

    Um abraço.