Wednesday, May 09, 2012

And we're back to gear grinding

Something has come along to replace the word 'awesome' in my disaffections.

I woke up angry from it.

"She came in rocking a pair of custom designed mudflaps and an umbrella coat."

Rocking. Fuck off. Rocking.

What's wrong with wearing clothes? When did that become a less than awesome way of, like, OMG, describing a person's bearing?

I don't know who to blame. Is it Exposé? Who's that arch presentrix they hired who could have got married to Leinster? Gina G? I blame her.

It extends to walking, honest to God ambulation, as my good friend Dr. Fell just pointed out to me in a text message.

He writes: "And as for people 'rocking up' to the pub/gig etc., unless they arrive thrashing their hair and playing guitars, I don't buy it."

My goat is in a constant state of being got at.

14 comments:

This Limbo said...

I like the word "presentrix" and the thought that such a she-horror could marry Leinster.

Good one.

Radge said...

Thank you!

Christ, I really hate that expression. I'm still angry about it, despite the catharsis that blogging brings.

Kath said...

'Rocking up' in terms of ambulation, was last popular in Australia in around 1985. When my mother started saying, "So I rocked up to choir practice and saw Dulcie doing..." a year later, I knew it was over.

I'll keep my ears open next time I speak to Mum (probably this Sun, as it's Mothers' Day) to see if she's 'rocking a new set of hush puppies' or the like.

Radge said...

I sincerely hope she's just wearing them, or 'sporting' at a stretch.

Holemaster said...

Good. Ire. It suits you.

shiny said...

A guy on the bus just told his friend he was semi-thinking of taking Friday off, and he pronounced it se-my, not se-me. Half wit. I hate people.

Radge said...

We're well met, the pair of us, no doubt about it.

Kath said...

Radge, I'm sure you'd rather chew your own leg off than take part in this, but here you go anyway:
http://blurbfromtheburbs.blogspot.com/2012/05/lovin-liebster-award.html

Radge said...

Kath - I really appreciate that. Unfortunately it's not the right time for me to do a similar style of blog, but that means a lot.

Holemaster said...

Where are you on 'game-changer'?

Radge said...

Hmmm... I'm fairly ambivalent, but I'd shudder to use it myself.

McMuck and the Mystery of the Kuúgleflarg said...

We must have this pint before I rock off to the Euros.

That's going to be a rrrrrrrrocking trip.


Rrrrrrrrrrocking

Radge said...

How am I only seeing this comment now? You're away on Wednesday. Drat. Rock over to me when you're back.

Daysof Dublin said...

So true! The expression that's making me grind my teeth these days, is 'smashed', if used when a person does something very well, e.g. "He SMASHED it!" (Makes me want to really smash things.)