Saturday, April 23, 2005

I propose a moratorium on use of the word "Bling."

All in favor, post "aye." All against, sod off. Why did I just see an HSBC--you know, the financial institution--ad featuring an Indian woman decked out in bridal gold that was referred to as bling? Why? Why in the hell can't we go back to "jewelry"? Even though half the population has trouble pronouncing the word (most common mispronunciation being something along the lines of "jury") it was pretty good. Finger bling, wrist bling, bling bling bling! Argh! What about rings and bangles and herringbone chains?!? Even Will's use of the phrase "dookie chains" was a welcome turn of phrase! Man, I think I understand what those grumpy anti-cussing teachers were grumping about, now.* In other news, Mansquito is coming on tonight at 7 Eastern! This has totally changed my evening plans. I was going to go watch Oldboy, and then see Forgiveness, but now I'm pushing Oldboy back to Thursday afternoon. I have to see Forgiveness tonight, though. Yes, this is my life. Back-to-back films, by myself, on a Saturday night. I am so cool. *I am fully aware that we have a living, fluid language and, as such, we go through periods in which certain words are invented while others gain or lose popularity, and this is all part of the cycle. But I still hate "bling."


At 4/23/2005 06:17:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

Oh no! I hope you're not missing quality filmmaking for Mansquito! Mansquito is fun, but stupid fun.

At 4/23/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

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