Back in the day. I am talking about the day, day. The Ben Franklin-white-knee-socks-up-to-the-knickers-dusty-white-wig-day.
Yes, back in the day. Language was King. People back then came up with all sorts of clever idioms and axioms. Why, just consider ol’ Benny F….. since I’ve already mentioned him.
“A stitch in time saves nine.”
“Fish and visitors stink after three days.”
“The worst wheel of a cart makes the most noise.”
“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
“There was never a good war or a bad peace.”
Oh, he goes on and on. Clever, I’ll tell you. Canny.
But today, our generation(s) are underwhelming in the adage department. Lately, it seems that the only thing that we the people can come up with, are shallow abbreviations. Mostly because things are much too busy to type out full words (on fast computers and other mobile gadgetry.)
OMG. Oh my god.
BRB. Be right back.
LOL. Laughing out loud.
The shear brilliance of these is blinding.
The one that worries me the most, though, is WTF…… … What the Fork?
What do people mean by this?
I truly do not understand the huge obsession with forks these day. I see it written everywhere. WTF. (There was a time it meant Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…. but now… What The Fork.)
You know, I think it started with Yoda. Yes….. all the time, little Yoda would say…
“May the Forks be with you.”
“The Forks….. is everywhere.”
“You have the Forks within you Luke.” WTF Yoda?
Hmmmm. Well, I propose that we start a revolution. A Phraseology Revolution. We should start coming up with things that generations, for years to come, will marvel at.
I’ll try my hand at this.
“The dog always poops in the middle of the path.” This is kind of a “Murphy’s Law” thing. What can go wrong, will.
“Fried chicken in the bucket is not an egg boiled hard.” This translates into an apples vs. oranges analogy.
“The monkey wears the green hat.” This means you are happy and you know it…. clap your hands.
We’ve got a good start here. Guess who’s wearing the green hat? Yep… and I’m clapping my hands.