Sunday, May 18, 2008
"Billions of blue bilious blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon" Captain Haddock
It's brilliant to find someone who knows how to swear colourfully with a certain purity. The obvious words get boring when people use them all the time. The words loose the shock factor and just make the user sound a little dull. Now when you hear your Gran burst forth with an "oh shit" or you are fortunate enough to catch Riaan Kruywagen cussing on a mic that has not been switched off when the news guys are having some technical difficulties , that's a little more interesting.
One old chap who has always kept me highly entertained with his flamboyant and passionate outbursts is the grisly Captain Haddock of Tin Tin fame. He just seems so into it when he lets go with abandon.