Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jackanapes, Blackguards and Knaves, Oh My!

Here, from yourdictionary.com, is an excellent piece which laments the fall of the English insult, and suggests some classic alternatives to our modern mishmash of misconstructed malapropisms. (You know what? Alliteration is sometimes like falling in a hole. You get in to it, and you can't get back out.)

Anyway, read the above, and clean up your language!

(Exit, pursued by a blackguard)

3 comments:

Darth Nemoyer said...

That looks like a piece I would have loved to read, but: I didn't see your post until a couple days later, it looks like it's a daily thing, and they were asking me to register to view anything on the site... Any chance you could find us a permanent link for that article?

NOT Freddy Jones said...

Don't forget blast. If we bring back jacknapes and blackguards, we simply MUST bring back blast.

Ethan said...

Blast! I forgot!

Er, yes, you're right. "Damn and blast" for when we're really angry.