Friday, April 27, 2007

We are the home renovators who say... well, something stronger than "Ni!"

Several librarian friends of mine are all part of an online livejournal community called "Librarians who say F***." I am amused by the juxtaposition of the stereotype of a conservative-acting librarian (though most I know are really quite highly subversive) and all of their shhhhhhhh-shing with the generally not so quiet use of strong profanity.

I was talking online to one of those librarian friends this evening, and commented that there needs to be a group for "Home renovators who say F***" but then I got to thinking: By even 1/10th of the way into any significant project, whether it DIY or totally in the hands of a contractor, how many of us AREN'T using very strong language? Very few, I'd guess.

3 comments:

EGE said...

I tried to comment yesterday but my computer wouldn't let me for some reason.... What I wanted to say was: as you may have noticed, I say much more than "Ni!" and I wholeheartedly belive in it. I drink and I swear and (when I'm doing both of those) I sometimes smoke as well. This renovation thing is not any fun at all, and if my vices get me through then, well, "Ni!"

Georgetown House said...

And if your vices don't help you through them, then, well, fuck.

sarah said...

have you ever seen that video of how many times the word is used in "scarface" ? it is hysterical. i think its on utube.....

NOTHING makes you feel better than a good loud FUCK, unless it is a good long one. enuf profanity for one day!