Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tweet of the Day

In other words, better days are coming. (via Fark)


Jim said...

Hey Nikki, shut up. You are an ass.

WilliamRocket said...

Nikki is a donkey, Nikki is a donkey !

Funny how society can utilise a word that means an equine animal to be used as an insult.
Asses have been a great help to humans for thousands of years, carrying loads our forebears could not, aiding us to build civilisation.
Calling someone an ass is, at least if you are not from the USA, akin to calling them a dependable friend who helps shoulder the load when needed.
Perhaps in the NEW USA, starting in a few hours (it's already the 20th here, but half past five pm on the 19th there) you will all get together like one country and ... well be one people ... but also maybe find some new insult words.
Remember, a lot of your movies and TV programmes invade our social lives over here,
so a lot of your lexicon seeps into ours.
And we also get some of our 'dumb ass' people drooling about Trump and his bovine excreta, ef ef ess.
Lol, dumb ass literally means a non vocalising donkey, a nay neighing monogastric herbivore !
Thats pronounced HERbivore outside the USA.

I digress, as is my wont.

'A progressive agenda on healthcare, climate, infrastructure spending, & cutting defense spending' seems like a mighty fine thing.
Here in New Zealand we have free health care, although you can pay for it if you want to save a few days waiting on non urgent stuff.
They tell us we are doing something about climate, but I think it was only to get rid of plastic shopping bags.
Infrastructure spending has been forgotten about until recently, hence everybody is going to pay more rates soon. (you might call them property taxes)
Defence ? I think we have a boat ... maybe a couple of those old heavy ... are they called Orions ? Not much else. But at least we can spell the word correctly.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to take the ass matter up with the Mother Country. In Othello, Mr. Shakespeare has Iago say --
"The Moor is of a free and open nature / That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, And will as tenderly be led by th' nose As asses are."
Then: "Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me, / For making him egregiously an ass, / And practicing upon his peace and quiet / Even to madness."
Also, congratulations on your health care!