Down with ……

 Posted by at 04:52  Down with
Sep 112011
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Lingua Franca for COC will be standard English.


Lately American English has become infected with what I call surfer talk. Everybody is a dude. Everything is cool. Suddenly we are all the Big Lebowski. One of the prime examples of this is saying down with to indicate qualified approval. Like you might say “I’m down with creme Brulee.” to mean that you like it, or at least it is tolerable. Well, I’m here to tell you that I’m a cantankerous old coot and I’m NOT down with that.

God is not a surfer

I remember the old days when everybody spoke English like God intended instead of a mumbling imitation of a pot-addled loser. In those days we said “Down with..” when we meant not to bother us with any more of that foolishness- in other words, strong disapproval. For example, “Down with Stalin,” or “Down with women’s suffrage,” things like that.

Rants are spontaneous!

So, here at Cantankerous Old Coots, we promise from time to time focus on things we really don’t like and would like to see banished from civilized society. Down with —. Don’t expect a regular schedule. You have to understand that Cantankerous Old Coots do not spout off on a regular schedule like Old Faithful. Rants are spontaneous and real, You are not going to see a predictable Tuesday morning vent. You will just have to check back in eager anticipation or if you are anal, subscribe to the feed, that is if we get around to setting up the feed. We do have a life you know.

Never fear bland

You will never find Lebowski, Harry ,Lloyd or even crème brulee here at COC but if you are interested in what in modern society drives the coots crazy, it will be here and we will be down with that.


Ralph is the inspiration for Cantankerous Old Coots and is our Grand Duke of Cantankerousness

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  4 Responses to “Down with ……”

  1. Ralph is of course correct…and the feed is set up and working.

  2. Justin,
    Don’t pander too much. They will expect us to be nice.

  3. Ralph, are you familiar with the UK TV Programme One Foot in The Grave? You should go and check it out, you would feel at home!


  4. Matthew,
    I will check it out. British humor fits very well into Cantankerous Cootihood.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..Going on Your Own =-.

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