Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

May 10 2001

I have learned some new words recently. Words like…

I have learned some new words recently. Words like “Bobo”, which I had thought was the main character in a children’s book written by my friend Boogie. I’m pretty sure he even has a copyright to it, but apparently Vogue has appropriated this term to denote a certain class of people as an abbreviation for “Bohemian Bourgoise”. Or possibly “Bourgoise Bohemian”, I don’t know. Either way, the whole concept makes me feel distinctly queasy.

Another term I’ve seen recently is “Dinky”. This doesn’t, as the dictionary would have you believe, mean “small” or “tiny” any longer. No. Now it is an abbreviation for “Double Income No Kids”. So I am editing this report and I come across a sentence like “32% of dinky women preferred to eat out on weekends.” and then the whole office is staring at me as I roll around on the floor, laughing my head off, gasping “Dinky women! Bwahaaaaaaaaaaa…! Oh, I can’t stand it! Get outa here!”

Powerful stuff, that Spirit Ethyl Nitrate.

And now my portable CD player is on the fritz(I don’t even want to know where that reference came from. Who was Fritz and why is anything that doesn’t work supposed to be “on” him? Was his wife broken? What’s up with that?) I would normally rush out and buy a Rio Volt MP3/CD player, but Amazon won’t ship the damn thing out of the US, even though it is made in China, and they don’t seem to be in a rush to sell it here, even though they would be making a huge amount of money. I guess I’ll have to wait until the next time the US decides to kick my buddy Mindcrime out of the country and ask him to sneak one into Taiwan for me.

posted by Poagao at 8:09 am  

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