Joys of camping with guys!

 

My cousin just wrote a very touching blog about exes it was very heartfelt, emotional and yet to point, with even a happy ending, so I felt that I had to do the same.

What I need to talk to you about is flatulence! (No not mine.)

Otherwise known as..

  • Breaking Wind
  • Expelling Gas
  • Passing Wind/Gas
  • Farting
  • Ripping One
Please excuse me for using the word fart as I know that it is a vulgar and unattractive word but very important as an onomatopoea and according to some sources comes from the old English word feortan. Yes its true!
I have found something out after years of camping with a group of guys – yes you guessed it, they have a lot of wind. This seems to be worse when you get a few guys within a few yards of each other. Its like they pull it out of each other. They actually think that it is funny and the louder the better! Oh… and how funny it is to them to blame it on me! haha!
Mind you thinking about it, its not so bad when we are camping, its when we are sharing a caravan or challet now that is not good… theres no getting away from it!
I am assuming the reason they have so much wind is from the intake of air due to all the talking they do – yep they talk more than a group of women with blue rinses on the bus discussing Eastenders.
Also I think lashings of curry and beer must help.
Before you are rant, I am not saying that women do not pass wind, but we just don’t rejoice in it! Why would we, if someone were to catch us doing it we would die!
If you do a search on it you would be amazed at how many sites come up and video’s too! How exciting is that? I bet you look now!
So anyway I just wondered why they find it so amusing. What is       that all about?
I just don’t get it!?
Answers on a postcard.

Sarcasm

It seems to me that some people just don’t understand what sarcasm really is, it is cutting and insulting and that is exactly what is supposed to be.The English Collins dictionary explains it like this…..
A speech or writing which actually means the oposite of what someone means to say, usually intended to insult or mock someone. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/sarcasm

Not to be confused with blatent “taking the mickey” which funnily enough could have come from taunting the irish. A more popular idea is that its from rhyming slang “taking the Mickey Bliss” but who knows who this Mickey Bliss was? I like the first idea..

Anyway back to sarcasm – I didn’t used get it at all, and yet sometimes it is funny and we all laugh but how do we feel that essentially we are being crude, rude, hurtful and unkind. Maybe I just am more sensitive to the reality of it. However those are the facts. Think about it.

Nevertheless sometimes you might say something in a way that can break the ice, relax things a bit. For example if you did something really stupid and I said “Oh that was clever.” we would laugh together about it. I think used like that its good, and funny.

Here are some funny quotes, that are used correctly..
http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=sarcasm.htm&url=http://www.sarcasmsociety.comSadly though, it is often used incorrectly, sarcasm is to be used sparingly like garlic – too much is pungent.

Doctors are now saying that Sarcasm will help them detect people with dementia as they just don’t get it. Which is different to people suffering from Alzhiemers as they did get it.
Who gets it?