Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh my... just, oh my.

I dedicate this post to my sister, the English teacher, who will be at least as offended by this as I am. Probably more so, because she likely hears things like this on a daily basis.

This is a transcript of a rambling, addle-brained, stream-of-consciousness statement (?) from a video clip referenced here. Now, I do realize that spoken English is often less "proper" than written English, but I wouldn't even call this English... more like gibberish.

"Basically I was like, you know, I read what you said, and I had like, cuz see, I kinda come at it from a different perspective, like I totally don't begrudge frustration or anything like that, but I'm kind of wondering like, I guess for me it was sort of like, I understand it, but like, what is, what was your expectation, you know, like I guess, that's me, it seems like the hardest part to swallow about what you're saying is you sort of said that you and your friends expected everything to kind of change and it's not really changing you know. "

One sentence. That is one sentence.

And I dare you to diagram it.

Or even translate it.

Into English.

To the unfortunate mush-brained fool who uttered those words, I can only say, "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect."


Craig and Heather said...

to quote "cool hand luke"

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."


Herding Grasshoppers said...



The Squirrel said...

So, what's the context for this? What was he talking about, let alone, what was he trying to say?

I can just imagine the person or persons he was addressing just, like, gazing at him with, like, totally dumbfounded, like, expressions on their, like, faces, you know?

(Mrs. Squirrel says, "nice Princess Bride reference!")


Herding Grasshoppers said...

The context was two guys in a video clip talking about their disappointment in the development of the Emerg*** church/village/"conversation"/mush.

The quote was in a link (or maybe a link from a link?) over at Pyromaniacs.


Doug Hibbard said...

Inconceivable! :-)

Okay, so I know that it's a serious matter realizing that people can not communicate anymore. But I have to say...I desperately needed a laugh today, and you have provided it! Thanks!

Ruby said...

Like, spit it out, man and get to the point!

leah said...

Wow. Trying to decipher that almost gave me an aneurysm!