Bitch on the Blog

June 7, 2016

Afflicted

Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 10:35
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Where monkeys throw banana skins at each other or just plain ignore the one on the tree next to you I communicate. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have the urge. I don’t mean communicate when it’s necessary to purchase a loaf of bread or tell someone that their zip is unzipped but communicate just for the sake of connecting with others.

That road is not paved, it’s not even gravelled, it’s a mud bath.

There are a few blogs I read not because they give me joy, enhance my day, enlighten me, make me think. Oh, no. I read them because the blogger annoys me. Intensely. Thus I have learned to keep myself to myself. As in: I don’t comment. Yes, Sweethearts, I, Ursula, do NOT comment on them. I just enjoy myself being annoyed, baffled, even angry at times. The Angel who thinks I am mad to put myself through the misery misses the point. Not only do you learn about the world by reading the frankly, and for many reasons, unpalatable; you also learn discipline, how to rein yourself in and, in my case, to accept that you can’t  reason with some people. They and their opinions are so cast in stone they should go to a sculptor’s yard and be chiselled into something becoming, pleasing the eye, the ear and, above all, making sense.

Top of my list are those who think that the frequent use of swearwords to underline their argument conveys meaning. Eff off, will you.

U

 

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7 Comments »

  1. I hear you!
    There are bloggers I read because they annoy me and there are facebook pages I rant at. My kids ask why I keep going back. Well, it’s kinda therapeutic, right?

    Comment by kylie — June 7, 2016 @ 12:11 | Reply

    • Yes, Kylie, as “therapeutic” as releasing pressure in a cooker. Which is why I haven’t got one any longer [pressure cooker that is]. The hissing noise got on my nerves.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 8, 2016 @ 10:34 | Reply

  2. I am always baffled by the belief that uncivilized language is an effective way to express a derogatory opinion on some subject. It seems to me as something more like the barking of dogs, than the thoughtful use of language which humans should be capable of.

    Comment by Looney — June 7, 2016 @ 13:38 | Reply

    • What’s the saying? A dog’s bark is louder than its bite?

      A judicially employed swear has its place. The Angel, being worryingly super observant even at an early age, once told me (age five) that he knows that it (whatever it may be and plaguing me) is “serious” when I swear in the motherland’s lingo (our default language being English). How sweet is that? I had no idea. But he was/is right. Donnerwetter noch mal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Ja heiliges Kanonenrohr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Obviously that’s in the privacy of my own (and those geographically close) earshot and not for pubic consumption.

      The eff word, in all its mutations, is the lazy person’s can’t-be-arsed way of entering (and finishing) discourse. I call it, in my charitable way, the lowest common denominator. The lowest common denominator and in its defense, maybe, a catch them all. A bit like bottom fishing.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 8, 2016 @ 10:37 | Reply

  3. I am proud to announce that I have been banned by my member of parliament. I am so thrilled, I must blog about it.
    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — June 7, 2016 @ 21:21 | Reply

    • That’s good, WWW. You must have hit a nerve. Congratulations.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 8, 2016 @ 10:38 | Reply

  4. I don’t seek out strife in my daily life. Maybe I’ve had to suppress too many stress reactions in my life and my body can’t take it anymore. I get headaches way too easy these days if I don’t keep myself calm. I call it “survival of the skittish.”

    As for people (especially comedians) who rely on vulgarities as their go-to form of monologue/diatribe, I say to them: “Learn more nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. There are so many splendid words in the language to communicate precisely what you want to say. So many words for every emotional state. Get a thesaurus. Look up synonyms for your favorite cuss words. You’ll be amazed!”

    Happy aggravated reading, U! 😉

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — June 8, 2016 @ 17:15 | Reply


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