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Fun With Americanisms

On the bus, there were a lot of school kids. And one of them had a copy of Cosmopolitan.

Let's not talk about why a girl, all of twelve, had a magazine famous for its sex-tips. That's a different rant.

What cracked me up was that this "Denim Issue" proudly proclaimed its article on:

"Jeans to make your ass look awesome."

That's right, ladies! With the right pair of hipsters, the donkey (or even mule) in your life can be truly inspiring of awe and admiration!

The word has a LONG A!!! A LONG A... Everyone, open your mouth wide, and say "Aaaah".

How the hell does that become A-S-S? I'm cool with Americans spelling it that way, because they pronounce it that way. Whatever they want, it's fine.

But if it's got a long A, bloody well spell it that way! A-R-S-E!

You hear me?

*whaps the editors of Cosmo*

Comments

saralonde24
Aug. 14th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC)
12 year olds with a Cosmo *is* concerning. I think my friends and I used to sometimes read Dolly and Girlfriend at that age (although Mum would have had a fit if she knew), but certainly not Cosmo.

I reckon they just used the 'ass' expression because it looks better than arse - arse is more ocker and thus doesn't look so good in Cosmo. And the whole 'use of Americanisms because they're more cool' thing anyway.

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