Gut Rumbles
 

April 28, 2004

words

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that I am totally fascinated by words and the impact they have on people who read them. I just watched some shit-ass black comic on HBO whose entire act consisted of "niggah," "whoes" and "mutherfucker." The crowd went wild.

I wrote a post about the notorious N-word and a lot of people ceremoniously de-linked me, and called me a racist bastard to boot. I wonder why? It can't be just the word, because that fucking dead-beat comic makes a living calling people "niggahs." Why don't people ceremoniouly boycott his concerts?

That's because it's not the word that matters. It's the PERCEPTION that counts. I am a Southern white male. I can't say "niggah." If I say that word, I am branded a racist. Let some jive-ass fool on HBO with black skin say the same thing over 100 times in a 30-minute stand-up act and he's fucking hilarious.

I don't like double-standards.

I also don't like a lot of words in the English language. Take "penis," for example. That's about the most obscene-sounding word I ever heard. It's even worse than "ointment." I LIKE Roscoe, but I don't claim to have a "penis." Penis sounds like some kind of intestinal parasite you pick up in a Third World country because you didn't boil the water before you drank it.

How about "vagina" or "clitoris?" Those words sound like medical conditions where the doctor calls the family in to inform them that the patient has less than 24 hours to live. "The vagina has spread and we can't stop it. Plus, a case of clitoris has set in, also. I'm afraid that our most powerful antibiotics won't do any good."

Got-dam!

Try "cock." Yes, if you want to see my cock, I'll show it to you. It hangs right between my legs where a "penis" is supposed to be. But I don't have a penis. I have a cock.

I don't want to see your "vagina" or your "clitoris." Let me see your pussy and let me play with The Man in the Boat. We can make beautiful music together as long as we get our language straight.

Words. If you want to detect a true liar and a con-artist right away, just check the language. That's how "gender" came to mean sex, a "woman's right to choose" came to mean abortion and "moderate Rebublican" came to mean a fucking RINO. Dishonesty made stone.

And all you people who de-linked me can kiss my Cracker ass. As Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men: "You don't want the truth! You can't handle the truth!"

A lot of people can't.

Comments

You got that right.
BRAVO!!!
*standing ovation for this one*

Posted by: Stevie on April 28, 2004 04:07 PM

Frankley I think they are just trying to right a wrong....but it seems like that's what our schools are always doing. Getting all progressive and then having to go back and say hmmm maybe the old way was better, like with the new math, dropping phonics etc. The first time i ever saw a vending machine in a school I was a senior in high school and all it had in it was apples. That was in 1965, of course in those days home economics for girls and shop for boys was the norm too. i am sure I'm not the only one out there who remembers the school sponsered "physical fitness tests" we all had to do in the 60's.

Posted by: jackie on April 28, 2004 04:14 PM

whoops, sorry that comment above was ment for you last post......

Posted by: jackie on April 28, 2004 04:16 PM

Good post.

Nicholson: "...YOU WANT ANSWERS?"

Cruise: "I WANT THE TRUTH!"

Nicholson: "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!"

Posted by: Chris on April 28, 2004 04:50 PM

I've always maintained that if blacks object to the word "nigger", they should drop it from their own vocabulary and LEAD BY EXAMPLE. What a concept.

Posted by: mike on April 28, 2004 07:04 PM

People de-linked you for that? Well, hell, I'll link you for that! Too much dancing around the truth and being "politically correct" in this world, and I for one am glad to see someone else smashing through that crap!

Posted by: Michelle on April 28, 2004 09:48 PM

"Man in the boat". I never liked that one. No reason other than I just don't see the man or the boat.

Posted by: Renee on April 28, 2004 10:19 PM

I hate to tell ya but I think a lot of feminists would classify it as a parasite picked up a long time ago in Africa according to evolution theory.

Posted by: big al on April 29, 2004 12:11 AM

Great post, Rob. I love words and their origins, and cursing above all. there is a great book on cursing in various languages, _Maledicta_, by Reinhold Aman.
I ran across a great insult on some blog the other day, "smegma sucking uncle-fucker." Now that is an INSULT.

Posted by: John Cunningham on April 29, 2004 01:22 AM

Great post, Rob. I love words and their origins, and cursing above all. there is a great book on cursing in various languages, _Maledicta_, by Reinhold Aman.
I ran across a great insult on some blog the other day, "smegma sucking uncle-fucker." Now that is an INSULT.

Posted by: John Cunningham on April 29, 2004 01:23 AM

I've always felt that "uvula" sounds as though it's some part of the female anatomy.

Aaaaaand I just *had* to do a Google seach for "uvula" before posting this... Good Lord. What the hell is wrong with people?

http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/11-surface/uvula1.html

Posted by: BT on April 29, 2004 02:12 AM

I'm new to logic so cut me some slack....

Ok, you're condemned for using the N word and a black comic is not. Isn't that in itself a form of rascism? That would make the people calling you racist racists?

You are being called racist based solely on the color of your skin....Maybe I'm simply restating your post?

Posted by: brydon on April 29, 2004 10:54 AM

De-link you? Hell - it's one of the reasons I linked  you!!! Who gives a shit what the PC think, anyway?

Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant on April 29, 2004 12:17 PM

Very good post, Acidman. A lot of people don't consider how nature of the speaker affects the message, they're just offended, period.

And, seriously why do we continue to use classical Greek or Latin terms (like penis or clitoris) for genitalia when we use modern English terms for most other body parts? We say "eye", not "oculus" - and "hand", not "manus." To be comfortable, I think people have to file away genitalia as some medical footnote.

"The Man in the Boat." I confess I've never heard that one...I just learned something new. How 'bout "the Lady in the Boat?" ;)

Posted by: Lenka on April 29, 2004 05:12 PM

Was it C.S. Lewis who said that it's unfortunate that, when talking about the deed (or the parts we use to do it) that we have a choice of using either the language of the laboratory or the language of the gutter, with no regular in-between language. I think "penis" was a Latin slang word for "tail." And of course, your "vagina" is where you keep your "gladius." Everyone always giggles and smirks when talking about the giggly parts. Everyone has always giggled and smirked when talking about the giggly bits. The act itself is silly and absurd, when you think about it. If it didn't feel so good, I betcha nobody would do it.

Posted by: Justthisguy on April 30, 2004 01:27 AM

Was it C.S. Lewis who said that it's unfortunate that, when talking about the deed (or the parts we use to do it) that we have a choice of using either the language of the laboratory or the language of the gutter, with no regular in-between language. I think "penis" was a Latin slang word for "tail." And of course, your "vagina" is where you keep your "gladius." Everyone always giggles and smirks when talking about the giggly parts. Everyone has always giggled and smirked when talking about the giggly bits. The act itself is silly and absurd, when you think about it. If it didn't feel so good, I betcha nobody would do it.

Posted by: Justthisguy on April 30, 2004 01:28 AM

saw a kid on Virginia Tech campus the other day with a tee-shirt that read: "VAGINATARIAN"

Posted by: chris on May 1, 2004 12:48 PM

AMEN!!!!!!! I watched the same show and the same thoughts crossed my mind. Things that make ya go....hmmmmmm.

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