11 October, 2005

See You Next Tuesday

No. This isn't a Bill Hobbsesque fare thee well. This is me, talking about a really grungy swear word with a perfectly good latin derivation.

Tom (link at right) is my younger brother. He lags behind me by six very long years and moves in a world much different than mine. He has informed me that the title phrase of this post is a very hip new (?) way to say a four-letter slur. Personally, although I hate the word in question I have to say that I fully admire a society creative enough to come up with this twist. How much more creative is this than just saying "The C Word".

Which reminds me...why aren't you all watching Arrested Development? I mean, aside from the fact that it's been preempted by the ghastly (sorry, John H. ) sport of baseball for the next couple of weeks.

Michael, asking his brother to sell the new yacht: "GOB, get rid of the Seaward."

Their mom Lucille, overhearing this last part of the conversation: "I'll leave when I'm good and ready."

It's funny and it's made for TiVo, because you will rewind just to resavour the joke.

UPDATE: I'm so behind the times. This guy has compiled a whole list of Seaward Substitutes. Some of them suck. The rest of them are pretty clever.


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At 7:05 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger John H said...

I understand that there are many literate and intelligient peeps who for some reason don't care about baseball, but we do have common ground - Arrested Development.

Just say the name of the new Bluth family attorney - Bob Loblob - and I start giggling.

America NEEDs to be watching when AR returns. I'll need something to soothe my depression now that the Yankees have been ousted.

I don't expect any sympathy in these parts...

Not that I'm calling you (or anyone) this, but SUNT??? Isn't that one of the common Latin I conjugates?

At 7:35 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger John H said...

Btw...the word you are referring to in your post title is the one word I've always thought too ugly to say. I've used pretty much every other 4-letter known to man, but I really hate that word..not only derogatory to women, but also reflective of the curser's ugliness.

Are there any other words this brutish, mean and nasty?

At 7:39 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger P. K. Nail said...

I remember hearing Charlotte from Sex and the City say "see you next Tuesday" and thinking it was about the funniest thing I'd ever heard.

Also, when I took a Chaucer class in college, the professor delighted in explaining to the class - which consisted of four girls and one guy - what the word "queynte" was. I think he particularly enjoyed our expressions of shock and disgust.

At 7:50 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Michael said...

I still think one of the greatest AD jokes ever is last year--Henry Winkler jumping the shark. That is a classic.

At 9:35 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

John, I'm with you. I can drop the rest of the curse-canon with astonishing ease. This word I can't say. Hence, Tom trying to give me a "new and fun" way to describe our really mean waitress at Carlos O'Kelley's.

At 10:55 AM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Sarcastro said...

See You In Teal.

At 11:25 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

PK...That was the first time I hears "See You Next Tuesday" as well. Maybe the writers of Sex and the City came up with that?

At 11:33 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Apparently after doing some research (this is two days in a row I've allowed myself to be sidetracked from work for this nonsense. I need to have better discipline)...

This is Cockney (hah!) slang that is at least 30 years old. I wonder why we're all just catching on now? Like so many things it seems to spill over into mainstream culture from gay culture. Or maybe I think that because Tom and some of the SATC writers are gay men.

At 2:31 PM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous George Rand said...

Many of our "four letter words"'s disrepute dates from the Norman invasion when those snobbish French(they're still at it!) considered Anglo-Saxon words vulgar. This is also why on the table(where those superior French saw it) it's beef(boeuf) and pork(porc?my high schoool French is weak sorry Madame Bowers) and in the field it's cows and pigs or more properly swine, where those inferior Anglo-Saxons tended them for the Superior French.

At 12:59 AM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous tom said...

If you'll remember, they also used the term on that most lamentable of animated shows American Dad which is why I stopped watching it.


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