Just a little something for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Wrap your heads around these..
Justs Think About It…
So I’m on the train going home yesterday half asleep and my mind starts to wander. I haven’t had the pleasure of letting my mind wander like that in quite a while. Here are some of the things I was pondering.
-Which definition came first?
1) fag·got /‘fa-g&t/ Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English fagot, from Middle French
: BUNDLE: as a : a bundle of sticks b : a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling or hammering at high temperature –
2) fag·got Pronunciation: ‘fa-g&t
Etymology: origin unknown
usually disparaging : a male homosexual
I’m guessing number one was around first, so my next question would be who the hell made the decision to start calling gay dudes a bundle of sticks?
-I wonder how painful it was to get circumcised. I mean could it be that bad if they do it to babies? On the other hand I know how excruciatingly painful it is just to be kicked in the nuts.So if it’s as painful to have skin cut off your unit as common sense deems it should be, then that’s some fucked up shit to be doing to newborns. Glad I don’t remember that!
-Was it considered gay to like Barbra Streissand or Judy Garland when they were contemporary artists, or is that a more recent development?
-Wonder who the first person to say god’s name in vain was. I mean nowadays we say god damn and Jesus Christ all the time. We say it for anything from stubbing our toe, to reacting to a girl with a big ass (yeah I’ve done that once or twice). But it wasn’t always cool to be so nonchalant about it. I am pretty sure back in the day saying something like that could get you stoned. So just think about how serious shit had to be for someone to say it. I would think it would have to be something like somebody’s thing getting caught in their zipper, or at least a girl with a really, really, nice ass (just kidding).
-Wouldn’t is suck if you died, went to heaven and everything was perfect except god turns out to be a huge fan of Yanni and Micheal Bolton (or fill in your own shitty music choice) and spent half the time in heaven playing their “greatest hits.” Oh, the humanity!!!
-You ever wonder how certain words came to define certain things. Like who decided the common word for flatulence would be fart? I mean some things make sense. For instance sandwich comes from the Earl of Sandwich who invented them. Or other words derive from latin or some romance language. Maybe fart was a feeble attempt at naming it after the sound a silent one makes. You know when it slips out and makes that pffft sound. Or was there an Earl of Fart or something? I don’t know. Let me stop talking about this.
That’s all for now. I think I’ve done enough rambling for today. These questions were mostly hypothetical but if you guys care to take a shot at any of them please by all means do. Good night and good luck.