Saturday 16 November 2013

George Carlin - Euphemisms

Behind the humour, it shows the little lies we tell ourselves everyday, and the bull-shit we take from others.

Yes, I bull-shit myself by calling myself 46 years young. Who am I kidding?

Thank goodness the bull-shit of "ponding" was quickly thrown out!

Unfortunately, other extremes of political correctness have gone a bit overboard and is now common language... Visually challenged. Hearing impaired. What's that? I think I'll stick with the biblical versions.

Same goes for "investors" who care more about labelling and the nouns they call themselves, as if the unrealised losses will go away just by lying to ourselves.

It's never the nouns, its always about the adjectives:

Profitable or money losing

Good or lousy

Smart or clueless

Good friends are those who will call a spade a spade in your face. Treasure them!



  1. Good friends love Maths.

    We can't get full marks for giving the right answers.

    We have to show the working to the right answers to get Full Marks!


    1. CW,

      Wow! This is really wisdom from practical living experience!!!

      (Hands klapping)

  2. So why people practise Euphemisms?
    For what? For whom?
    Not all Euphemisms are for cover ups or bad intention.

    But SMOL is correct. When it's time to call a spade, a spade even at the risk of losing a good friend; just do it.

    1. Euphemisms are words from the brain to people we don't really care, but we don't want to hurt...

      For people we care, we use harsh direct words but its said with love from the heart:

      "You stupid woman..."

      "You silly old man...."

  3. You don't lose when you lose fake friends. There is a saying, "A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again, but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.". And also, "Three things cannot hide for long : the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.".

  4. So sorry.
    The Moon and the Sun you can not hide long but the the truth may never be told. It has become a legend. That's where the legend comes from.
    Because when he dies, the truth dies with him.

    But what about JESUS?
    Is it the TRUTH or just a LEGEND?

  5. Someone's "truth" is another person's "legend" - depending whether you ask followers of the Star, Cross, or Crescent.

    And if children of the same father can't agree on the "truth", what more if you ask heathens?

    What is the truth? The truth is:

    I've been to paradise.. but I've never been to me...

    Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children that might have made me complete...

    1. Great Song i like it. But i think it's very sad. She is looking for paradise on Earth which of course it doesn't exists. If it existed, she would have found it.

    2. i think the answer to this song is
      YouTube Mix - Dɪᴀɴᴀ Rᴏss - Dᴏ Yᴏᴜ Kɴᴏᴡ Wʜᴇʀᴇ Yᴏᴜ'ʀᴇ Gᴏɪɴɢ Tᴏ?

  6. now bus driver becomes bus captain!

    haha @%$$^&#%

    1. the whole world got promoted!

    2. Inflation in titles...

      Reminds of the 4 bananas in the morning and 3 bananas in the evening monkey story ;)

      During my NS time in 87, sergeant is a powderful rank. There is only staff sergeant and warrant officer above it.

      Now, I see sergeants everywhere... Even in the police force!?

      The rank of sergeant has become like the label of millionaire in some of our surrounding neighbouring countries - no meaning.

      Euphemisms and inflation of job titles are some of the ways puppet masters put carrots in front of us.

      I am:

      Housekeeping Manager - I got clean the house you know!
      Sourcing Manager - I do marketing in the wet market OK?
      Entertainment Manager - Eh... OK, I lie. That's what married people do


    3. hey! i want a promotion too. how about independent professional legend trader??


    4. Oh No!
      i only can think of Jesse Livermore. See my answer for SMOL's "I've never been to me"

    5. jesse demoted himself by putting a bullet in his head! but still hold the title of a legend haha. i guess its the most efficient way of cutting one losses.

    6. 1) coconut,

      You are your own boss, you can call whatever you want! I have some more Singapore flavour titles for you to consider:

      Limpeh trader
      Tau Kee trader
      Big Fxxx trader


      2) temperament,

      Anything with trader is sexy like gambler ;)

      Investors is like the rank of sergeant liao... Anyone and everyone is an investor (just by reading one book on Warren Buffet)!

    7. Print your Name Card and show here.

      See what Title you are giving yourself.

      It costs just a few bucks to do that.

      Limpeh Retired


    8. CW,

      Now you have the time to write your memoir:

      Limpeh's Way


    9. haha, Tau Kee trader sound just right for me! thanks

  7. coconut your answer about Jesse makes me laugh. It's a good one.

    1. i mean, how can you put a bullet in ones own head? it just not right. especially a person like him, he's got what he wanted and well respected and yet....

      so i demoted him!

    2. Ha! Ha!
      coconut you are cute. You seems to imply putting a bullet into someone's head is better and alright?
      Jeese got respect and many people who believed in him. And yet in the end he couldn't take it anymore. Why?

    3. ask armstrong is he proud to be on the moon, ofcos he is even though he is now unable to do it again.

      you don't see him put a bullet in his head?!

    4. oh jesse is a respectable trader no doubt about it.

      but why he did what he did? he don't respect himself and thats what matter.

    5. even though he says that no one can beat the market but deep inside, he feels that the market owes him something i guess. or what else can it be?

  8. Yes you are right i think. Some people just can't take it anymore( aka suicide) when they can not perform as usual due to age or anything.

    Luckily nowadays there is Viaga or just cannot imagine how many more DOMs become IMH's clients . Now don't laugh at me. you will reach my age only a matter of time.

    1. wah lan a temperament!

      i think i better change my title again.

    2. Ya lol! Everything in the end is about your "Temperament and not IQ". imo.


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