I suppose that one writes a blog for their own enjoyment for being able to communicate to others their ideas and thoughts. Sort of an unloading of baggage that can lift the wieght of the world from our shoulders.
An Australian term for this would be 'spilling your guts'. This means telling person(s) what you know. It is often used in the context of a police interragation. Bert was caught by the pigs and they made him spill his guts. An American term would be 'stool pigeon', an English term would be to 'grass'.
Blogs are often used by the blogger to 'spill his/her guts' to everyone. I suppose I'm not going to do that as I prefer to be anonymous. Well sort of. Those who know me know I use the name corbiscide and can easily work out who this is. So if I go on about person X who did this to me, well X will know who they are and I could be in some hot water there. So that takes allot of topics about me out of this blog limiting the scope of the content. Codswallop.
Ok lets just explain Codswallop, I'm trying not to swear too much. Now I don't swear that much at all the occasional shit, and the regulation bloody (I am Austalian and it would ne un-Australian of me not to do so). But bugger, and F@#k does come out of my mouth at times (but only on the sports field) so I'm trying to get different words to express my frustration. So I turned to Codswallop, not sure of its history or how it came about. Would like to know though. It just sounds silly and stupid like most swear words do. I mean if the words meant something different then we wouldn't be saying
"Oh shit that bastard was a real dickhead."
If shit and dickhead meant something different then would could be saying.
"Oh turnip that bastard was a real corndog"
See its the meaning of the words that makes the sentance. I suppose that most of you would have worked this out before.
This blog is turning into an entymological blog it seems.
Ok here's another one my Mum pointed out to me which I've always found intresting. How come poeple swear Jesus, but not any other deity. Really think about it, when was the last time you heard someone swear Oh Buddah. Or Oh Genesh (Genesh is the Hindu god with the head of an elephant a regular on the Simpsons). I'm not going thru other deities as I think the Buddists and the Hindus on the web when reading this would understand that I am just explaining a point here. Now why is this so. Many religions have gone around the place killing people for no reason. But I suppose thats the hipocrasy of Christianity as to the religions history (which I might get into at a later date). Yet no other deity's name is used as a swear word without a large proportion of that deities followers getting more than bit uppity. There is only two reasons for this and one offeneds Christians, the other offends everyone else who isn't.
Reson one is that Christians are complacent and passive people who wouldn't bother if we used their blessed saviours name as a profanity. In certian parts of the world I'd agree with that but not in the White House right now. Chrisitans are supposed to turn the other cheek aren't they they wont mind will they. I think you'll find they do. I do. I answer back "Where". Its cheeky and most of the time the person swearing doesn't get it. But when they do its taken as a lame joke.
"Haha good one there, idiot."
Reson two. This is a bit more serious and cuts a bit for those who don't believe but I think its true. Jesus is real and he did do the whole Passion bit the way Mel Gibson meant it. He really did die for all of us, to save us all. And all this swearing is a reaction to this truth, a denial of the reality of who Jesus is.
Heavy huh! If you think things out its interesting where you end up.