Sunday, October 30, 2005

Docks, slang, kindness

The rusty colour of the seed heads of docks in abandoned fields.

According to an article in the Independent on Sunday, the English language is changing at a terrifying pace, as new slang words are introduced. Here's an example: "Don't go bitchcakes! Chillax, yatty. I'm sittin' on chrome. Let's go and have a Britney. Wix!" This is translated as: "Desist from your aggressive behaviour. Relax, beloved girlfriend. I've got an impressive car with nice alloy wheels. We could go mad and get a beer. Wouldn't that be great!"

"Three things are important in life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." Henry James.

1 comment:

Lucas said...

I enjoyed the quotation from the Independent. And the other postings.
Stephen Fry - in interview with Jonathan Ross - drew attention to a new word for cool which is "book". This is derived from the predictive spelling software which people use to text each other, so when they type in cool it says "book" and they can't be bothered to change it.