Friday, 19 December 2008

I mean, how likely is that?

What with Christmas coming up, and trying to get bedrooms and bathrooms finished for the daughters, there has not been much time for blogging. So here is a pretty silly post.

This goes back to my undergraduate days (how nice to know I wasn't wasting my time, or those scraps of intelligence assigned to me).

It concerns two sentences that say the same thing, but both using completely different words. They are also both alliterative. Which prompts my "How likely is that?". Can anyone come up with two others??

Excuse the language; faint hearted readers may wish to look away.

"Fucked by the filthy finger of fate"
"Doodled by the dirty digit of destiny"

And you can look back now.

Two other snippets concern graffiti in the toilets at University College London. Someone wrote this:

"Being an anarchist means you can spel any way you like".
A day or two later someone, rather wittily in my opinion, added:
"OK, let's start with anarchshit then".

The other bit of graffiti that I thought was pretty good was a scribble above the toilet roll holder, with a sign pointing down. "Sociology degrees - please help yourself".

Well, I was a psychology postgraduate, so I was clearly prejudiced.

Anyway, have a really good break and a happy Christmas or whatever else you would like to celebrate.


Dumdad said...

1. "Fucked by the filthy finger of fate"

2. "Doodled by the dirty digit of destiny"

3. (Dumdad's version):

"Screwed by the shitty shaft of serendipity."

Ernest de Cugnac said...

Hey, dd, that is *not* bad!

Lulu LaBonne said...

I'm a big graffitti fan the one popping into my head right now is;

'My mother made me a lesbian'
with the response in another hand

'If I get her the wool will she make me one?'
Happy Solstice

Jeannie said...

It was the fickle finger of fate in my day :-)

As serendipity is suposed to be a good thing, can I suggest "salacious shaft" instead???

Ernest de Cugnac said...

lulu - ha ha v good

jeannie - salacious is great, but for fickle to work, we would need a synonym starting with "d" and I can't think of one

Jeannie said...

"Dithering"??? It's a very hot Saturday - my brain is on strike!

Working mum said...

The only one I can remember from the Maths Building at Uni was
"Mathematicians are abelian, they do it both ways"

Ok it's not alliterative and you have to study Group Theory to get it!

Baino said...

Apart from a similar notation in relation to Arts Students (the broad brush approach) above the toilet roll, much of our graffiti was seriously feminist or relating to the rather dismal Government at the time . .

Free Chile
With every hamburger, or

Did Picasso have square balls?


Ernest de Cugnac said...

jeannie - I thought of dithering too (do it all the time) but felt it wasn't close enough ...

wm - bugger, knew there would be a catch!

baino - I've never heard the "free Chile" one, love it.

Lehners in France said...

Buggered by brainless bankers.
Mugged by moronic moneylenders
Conned by cretinous credit-brokers.
F****d by F***ing F***wits.

I think you get my messsage.

I also used to like 'Free Nelson Mandela - with every five gallons of fuel purchased' - scribbled at a petrol station in the 80's.

Seasons Greetings to y'all.


Ernest de Cugnac said...

Greetings Bob, what a frenzy of creativity. Whatever you are on, treasure it and don't waste it on visitors. Happy Xmas to you too.

Helen Suzanne said...

Totally not in keeping but I just popped in again to say...
Wishing you the warmest of fire-sides with love and happiness over this season and for 2009

May your stars always be bright,
and the winds of change never knock your baubles down!

Thanks for sharing the blogs with us!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Fingerish graffiti notwithstanding... I hope you have a wonderful and very Happy Christmas, Ernest!

Ernest de Cugnac said...

hz and av - thank you and I reciprocate warmly.

laurie said...

merry chrismstas!!!!

Akelamalu said...

Who thinks these things up? :)

Merry Christmas, hope your day has been filled with good cheer! :)

Ernest de Cugnac said...

laurie - thanks

and you to akelamalu

laughingwolf said...

season's blessings to you and yours

Ernest de Cugnac said...

thank you wolfie; same to you.

Janelle said...

hah hah! have you seen Banksy's magnificent graffiti?? best for the new year ernest. xx janelle

claires inner world said...

Here's a funny one I saw:-

'Fight apathy. Or don't.'

Warmest winter wishes, Ernest.

Ernest de Cugnac said...

j - never heard of him, sorry to say. But I have now, and found his art on Google. All I can say is !WOW!

claire - that's good. You probably know the one about the Apathy Society, how if you turn up to any of their meetings you are automatically disqualified.

laughingwolf said...

hope '09 is better than '08 for you :D

Ernest de Cugnac said...

Thanks wolfie, same to you.

Jeannie said...

A very belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, Ernest!

A piece of graffiti I've heard about (from my husband) but not seen... Shop walls and windows used to have notices announcing "Bill Posters will be Prosecuted" and underneath would be written in "Bill Posters is Innocent!!"

tam said...

And a belated set of happy merries to you!

Graffiti allegedly from Rio -
"Jesus Saves" to which someone added:
"But Pele scores on the rebound"

Ernest de Cugnac said...

jeannie and tam - both brilliant!