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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Quote of the Day.

Actually there are two in the Jeff Randall's article 'A claim of patriotism is the last refuge of a busted government'. Firstly,
The economy’s deep-rooted illness – unaffordable spending, fuelled by excessive debt – has yet to be cured.
In Australia 'to root' is synonymous with 'to shag' and many, such as my in laws, use 'rooted' for broken, busted, or just plain fucked. 'Deep-rooted' could mean properly fucked, which seems pretty appropriate for what Colostomy Brown has been doing to it all these years, as well as appealing to my schoolboy sense of humour.

And then there's this:
The City fears - in my view, correctly - that, emboldened by a shock election victory, Mr Brown would ditch Mr Darling (who, much to his boss’s chagrin, is beginning to think for himself) and install Ed Balls as his next-door neighbour. At that point, the pound would go downhill faster than Amy Williams.
Beautifully put.


David Davis (Libertarian Alliance) said...

So, if I'm (as we put it in Pom-Land) "rooting for you", as in wanting you to succeed, what exactly would that convey as a word-picture?

Oh, and the smapthingy says

It sounds like an Australian village, but I guess it's not....

Angry Exile said...

They do know what is meant of course, but the term here is 'to barrack for'. Well, it is for sports team though I'm not sure if it would apply to, say, a friend's job application where us and the Yanks might say 'good luck, we're all rooting for you'. As to the word picture Mrs Exile said a sponsored fuckathon, or possibly an orgy if there were enough people willing to root for you.

Wroonall certainly sounds like it could be on an Australian map somewhere. Or possibly a minor character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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