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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Mind Your Language

An unexpected consequence of blethering away in a blog is that many of the words and phrases its author casually dispenses - part of the never-ending battle to show themselves clever and witty HAH-haaah! <slap target="knee"> - many of those smarm-tongued phrases come home to bite the writer on his ass? They tag the blogger neither "clever" nor "witty", but rather Perverse

Though we may feign otherwise, of course we bloggers look to our Stat Counters at every turn: they tell us not only how many visitors we've had, but where in the world wide web they came from.

Couple of bloggers this week - Vit and Frank f'rinstance - have noted some of the terms that lead people to their blogs. Theirs at least are funny. Mine rather less:

I gave-up the search, he says, quickly trying to recover some diginity, I gave up the search for a Xenoverse link at page thirty-five, and resorted to cheating: I looked-up the stats to see which page my visitor arrived at? Both words are there, sure enough.

I really ought to be more careful: the world does not look kindly upon a smart-arse.

3 Comments:

Blogger DarkoV said...

Googled "Smart-arse" (rather than "smart arse"), hoping to bolster your confidence. Unfortunately, after going through 10 pages, I stopped. No hint of you. Did come upon www.britishspanking.com. Odd. Did not realize one had to posess an intelligent bum to be spanked by a Brit. Very particular lot, they are.

5:20 AM  
Blogger F.C. Bearded said...

Given that both Yahoo! and Google implement payment plans to ensure prominence to one's site in a particular category, I am happy to yield the floor to those who have paid for the privilege.

You may find me listed somewhere under "cheapskate smart-arse"?

I am afraid you have misunderstood the meaning of "smart" in your reading of www.britishspanking.com? Perfectly understandable: spanking is class-sensitive in Britain, and is exclusive to Upper classes. The term "smart" should be construed in this case as not referring to intelligence, but rather in the sense of the "Chelsea set" or the Henley Boating Club?

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating!

I found this site and post through google, when I mistyped britishspanking.con.

Chelsea Set? Henley Boating Club? You have been reading far too much P. G. Wodehouse!!! Spanking is a classless activity in these modern times and Smartarse is an intelligent chap right enough: I've spanked him ;)

3:29 AM  

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