04 October 2005
The English language
Now, don't get me wrong, I love English - I hardly ever even read books in Norwegian.. But sometimes I wonder... A typical (British, anyway) response to something like this (that I stole, of course):
- You do realise I despise you, and consider you pond scum. Well, lower actually. You're like the fungus that feeds on pond scum. No, lower. The pus that infects the mucus that cruds up the fungus that feeds on the pond scum.
- Yes, I appreciate that!
What's to appreciate...? Are we talking s & m here?
Or is this just, you know, like you say when someone has just broken their leg before their long-awaited summer holidays by the Mediterranean, and their friends remark 'how inconvenient'? And it's not inconvenient, it's f* horrible! Ok, inconvenient will suffice...