Tuesday, May 15, 2007

All right, stoners, explain this, pt. 2

People seemed to enjoy the Sanjaya/Bob Dylan oddity from a few weeks ago, and I think I've found a good follow-up. I have no idea how to even introduce this one.

(Found on KSK)


ChuckJerry said...

Ok, three unicorns is not a planet *full* of unicorns. A whole planet, and only three unicorns. That kid got gypped.

The etymology of the word "gypped" is fairly derogatory. It's kindof like the word "niggardly".

The Notorious LJT said...

when did jerry become a an english scholar.

maybe they should rename that book to 'the professor and the math man'

i dont even know how to stop.

Danny G said...

Except that "niggardly" has nothing to do with Black people being cheap, and "gypped" is completely based on the notions that Gypsies steal from people (which I'm sure isn't true of all Gypsies.) But I find it interesting that stealing from "others" tends to be universally acceptable in nomadic cultures like Gypsies and Bedouins.

So, Professor, how is gypped like niggardly exactly?

ChuckJerry said...

It really isn't at all like niggardly (Gardner, C.J.E.A, English Good, penultimate paragraph).

Gypped is based on gypsies cheating people out of stuff or just stealing from them. It's like saying, "Don't you Jew me, you bastard."

Niggardly is probably based on a Swedish word "hnøggr" that means stingy, which I had to cut and paste, since I don't have a key on the keyboard for o with a line through it. Buy a vowel, Sweden. It doesn't have anything to do with black people, nor is it even rooted in a word for blackness like "negro" or "noir".

win-win, Goldie.

Open Bar said...

"Planet Unicorn, hey..."

That shit has been stuck in my head for a while now.

And a crying troll? And the trees die when he stops crying? So the unicorns start dissing him? Whoever made that is the next Shakespeare. What inventiveness!