Nic, Bupkis and Nichevo

About Nothing, by Nothing, with German-flavored cleavage occasionally thrown in for local color.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

You can email me at NicBupkusNichevo at aol dot com. Aren't you excited?

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dis, Dat, Dese, Dem and Dose

Sein oder nicht sein,
Das is hier die Frage...

I've absolutely no idea why this is going through my head, but it is. For those of you who don't have any German, it's the first lines of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech. I had to memorize the speech in German for a declamation contest in high school (along with Göthe's "Der Erlkönig"), and that's pretty much all I remember. I know I don't have OCD, but once in a while - like today - I manifest OCD-like symptoms (in this case, an obsessive need to write - by hand - one phrase over and over).'d think the least my brain could do would be to focus on something a lot less full of, well, angst than that annoying Danish Prince.

Speaking of annoying, unless you are British (and I mean native, not just by descent) or are living there currently and have lived there for more than five minutes, the use of the word "whinging" rather than "whining" is nothing more than an ungodly annoying snobbish affectation on your part. STOP IT. You're impressing no one and annoying me. Yes, I'm impressed that you watch BBCA and read Harry Potter. Now take your sorry, overly-affected ass back to your child-porn-fanfic-writing corner and just stop talking, mkay?




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