A work of genius!!!!!

And this my friends is a work of pure genius! See my own post On Swearing for a dryer but hopefully no less amusing philosophical discourse on the subject.



About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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5 Responses to A work of genius!!!!!

  1. A work of genius? I would say that that assessment is a bit hyperbolic. However, it was amusing. Remember, Bob Hope was able to be funny without using foul language.

    • Yeah but Bob Hope was a c*nt!

      He wasn’t actually, he was very funny, but I couldn’t resist it.

      I’ve just been catching up on Michael Moore’s 1999/2000 TV show, The Awful Truth. It is brilliant. No doubt you would disagree but then you’re ano I’m won’t go there.

      All the best

      Chris Jury

  2. I read IANAN’s article entitled “On Swearing” which he posted on August 27, 2010. I must commend him on giving the topic of swearing “a proper thrashing.” He just about “covered all the bases.” Also, I suppose that it shouldn’t be surprising that he injected politics into the discussion considering that this is a political blog. And – lo and behold – his political comments have a commie flavor – so predictable.
    I have been complimented on hardly ever swearing (a sign of bourgeois refinement, I assume). However, there is one four letter word that I shall, on rare occasions, utter as the situation warrants. In German that word is “scheiss,” in French it is “le poopoo,” and in Japanese it is “kaka kaki.” However, I employ the English version, namely “shit.” By uttering the word in times of adversity, I find that it actually delivers a feeling of satisfaction and stress relief. For some reason IANAN made no mention of the word. I guess it was too embarrassing for him.
    By the way, I would like to task IANAN to explain why “bloody” was such a bad word in the UK. Additionally, where did it originate and what does it mean? We are curious.

    • Nobody bleeding knows! Here’s three contradictory answers from the frigging internet.

      Bloody used to be a swear word in England but has now evolved. It was said to be used by Queen Elizabeth I to refer to her sister as Bloody Mary for the Queen Mary Tudor has killed many Protestants. It was originally used to describe horrible situation that can cause a bloody sight, then switch to a commonly used “swear” word.

      Bloody is a swear word in UK, because it means blasphemy relating to Virgin Mary or Jesus, a minced oath or a smear against Charlemagne. It also means damned. Bloody has been a British swear word since at least 1676. It is connected with “bloods” in the sense of “rowdy young aristocrats”.

      All the best

      Chris Jury

  3. Yes, I can understand the confusion. Thank you for your efforts. It’s just a bloody mess.

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