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Sucking Through History

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fantasyquill
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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby fantasyquill » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:30 pm

I'm quite sure President Hoover used the word on a regular basis... or perhaps he just sucked.  That's why they named a vacuum cleaner after him.

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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby JohnOBX » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:07 am

Thank you all for your comments, but clearly this so-called article is garbage and sucks. 

1.  It is yet another historical perspective that focuses on dead Europeans and ignores the contributions of other cultures.  Where is Sun Tzu:  "If your enemy has a spear and you do not, this sucks for you."  Where is Ghandi: "The British Empire sucks."  The list goes on.

2.  Even within the realm of dead Europeans, the writer has neglected to mention several famous people and their contribution to the evolution of the use of "suck."  These omissions were quite properly pointed out by the other reviewers. 

3.  The article focuses solely on remarks made by historical personages, when clearly the use of the word "suck" in the literary world of fiction is of equal if not greater importance.  "To suck, or not to suck, that is the question" (Shakespeare).  "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, General Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice and how much it sucked." Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  "Elementary, my dear Watson, the Baron sucks therefor he is the killer." Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

This article was a pitiful effort of a half-informed half wit and should be thrown out with any other rubbish he produces. 

--John


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby TraciG » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:43 am

Half-informed half wit?

That opinion sucks.

You are brilliant, John!


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby loudermilk » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:24 am

Apache warrior:  Pale-face suck like thirsty buffalo drinking from shallow, dirty stream.


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby riverstone » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:20 am

In the first edition of Gone With the Wind, a careless editor removed the following dialogue from Scarlett O'Hara, as she was being tressed like a turkey by Mammy, while grabbing the bedpost. 

 "Being a southern belle really sucks, but I'll think about that tomorrow."

This excessive editing ruined the entire book, IMHO.  Riv


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby TraciG » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:10 pm

Also re-written in Gone with the Wind.

"Frankly, my Dear, you suck!"


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby riverstone » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:17 pm

New title for Gone With the Wind...  This Wind Really Sucks.  I wonder how that would do on the lulu title analyzer?  :)  Riv

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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby riverstone » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:18 pm

Scarlett looks at burgandy drapes.  "This room sucks.  I need a new dress.  These sucky drapes are just the thing."

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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby JohnOBX » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:12 am


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RE: Sucking Through History

Postby loudermilk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:25 am

John is such a suck-up.

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