Friday, 26 January 2007

Fewtril #158

It is in turns both amusing and distressing to observe members of an audience concede with an almost unanimous quiescence as some politician tells them for the umpteenth time that they – as blessed habitants in this particular time and of this particular soil – are the most diverse and dynamic creatures ever to have been ennobled under the title Homo sapiens.

5 comments:

dearieme said...

Should one heave a cabbage? Or just heave?

Dr Samuel Johnson, A.M. said...

Or:

" ... as some teacher tells them for the umpteenth time that they are the most vile and reprehensible creatures ever to have disgraced the Lower Remove."

Which happened to me, Sir, upon many occasions when aged 14; except that we did not unanimously acquiesce in the master's opinion.

Deogolwulf said...

Dearieme,
Just heave, I should think, as it requires no forethought.

Dr Johnson,
No doubt so provocational an education made you, Sir, the feisty man you are today. And there's an end 'ont.

Akaky said...

Yes, but if American politicians didnt say that sort of thing, their speeches would only last five minutes...well, I guess that's one for your side of the argument

Deogolwulf said...

Correction: on't.

Indeed, Akaky.