Friday, March 19, 2010

Bye bye, brains. :)

Ok, there have been several times in my life where I couldn't find the right way to express my anger, fictitious or not.

I found something very lovely tonight though, and since it brought an abundance of joy, I'm sharing it. Of course it is Shakespeare, and it's in Hamlet. :D

My problem is my femininity makes me somewhat physically weaker than the opposite sex. Sadly, that means I cannot, with complete accuracy, challenge a male who is angering me. Sad day. BUT! =D My phrase of the day is lovely, because it could refer to intellectual strength more than physical. I know, it still doesn't work very well for me, but I know several girls who it will work for. Perhaps someday someone will see this and it will work for her [him] too. :o)

So the next time you lack a response for someone who angers you, simply say: 'I shall "Cudgel thy brains!"'

Happy insulting.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The word 'sick' can mean several different things in the English of modern America. Of course it still means ill. However, it can now also mean: 'disgusting,' 'perverted,' and 'really cool.' Don't ask me how 'really cool' got in with all the derogative words; I've not the foggiest idea.

Anyway, I was reading over Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" and it occurred to me that the term "Sicklied o'er" could be completely distorted when taken out of context--charming. I find it very interesting how the word sick has developed into such slang. Oh well, example time!

Let us say that Jenny is ill. Ron says to their mutual friend Arther,'We can't go to Jen's dude, she's totally "sicklied o'er" she might infect!'

Perhaps it is really muddy outdoors and Ryan hates mud he might remark, 'It's "sicklied o'er" out there!'

Maybe two friends were planing on seeing a movie, with a younger sister of one of the friends. After hearing a little about the movie from another friend, however, the big brother said to his friend, 'Let's not go to that movie, I heard it was "sicklied o'er" I don't want my sister to see that.'

Joann loves bedazzled things. She sees a jeweled hat and says to Meg, 'Whoa! check out that hat, it's "Sicklied o'er"'

So, "sicklied o'er" isn't strictly insulting, but with a little sarcasm it'll do for any occasion. :)

This is for my cool-kid big sista, who reads this, even if it is grammatically incorrect.