For those of you who seem to relish the idea that you're having some impact on your life know, I thought I'd make your day and admit that I am following your advice tonight, and fucking off.
No work, just play. "Fucking off," as I interpret the term. But if you think about it, "Fuck off!" seems to have different connotations for different people. I see it as a gracious reminder to blow off work early and go out and have some fun. Others see it as more of a negative epithet, a usage that I've never quite understood. I mean, when you tell someone to "Fuck off!," aren't you suggested that they go get laid? And isn't getting laid *pleasurable*? What's so negative about that? Even curiouser is the way that some...uh...more prudish or afraid-to-rock-the-boat folks react to "Fuck off!" In one newspaper, a reporter asked to report faithfully on what he had heard a famous person say (the two words in question), he wrote something like, "The honorable ____ suggested that his debate opponent 'Go forth and multiply.'" That's a good line. I compliment its writer for coming up with it. It's accurate, while being very funny. A less-good line provideth the Subject line of this post. I'm pretty sure that "Fuddle Duddle" is a phrase the significance of which is lost on non-Canadians. Many years ago, back when I still lived in Toronto, the snit hit the fan when our Prime Minister at the time, Pierre Trudeau, turned to a debate opponent in the Parliament and...uh...suggested that he go forth and multiply, but using the real phrase. Well, this got picked up by a few tiny news outlets, not enough to stir up a ruckus, but then one of Trudeau's PR hacks tried to spin the situation by saying, "No, no. That's not what he Prime Minister said. He was merely using one of his favorite expressions, 'Fuddle-Duddle.'" Can you *conceive* of a less brainful comment than that? I can't. And lo, as a result of it, the Fuddle-Duddle hit the fan. Major news media picked it up, it went viral, and within the week you could buy "Fuddle- Duddle" T-shirts and lapel buttons on the streets of Toronto. And all because people misunderstand the phrase that was supposed to be a euphemism for. It's not negative at all. It's an invitation to go forth and enjoy oneself. So I will. But hopefully without that 'multiply' thing. :-)