December 01, 2004

Why Is Everyone Talking In Code?

There's got to be a logical explanation, but sometime in the last few years people have started talking in code around me. The strangest part is that they expect me to know what they're talking about.

The TV3 News ran an entire show where they referred only to the "Baabaas". Meh?! Who or what are the Babars? Some kind of elephant? Specialised sheep? Earlier in the week they ran an entire show referring to a person only as "Sir Ed".

You know, in my day, we referred to people in the news by their title and last name. But then, this old timer do ramble on sometimes, don't he.

Posted by phreq at December 1, 2004 06:08 PM | TrackBack

The babaas are the Barbarians - the team the All Blacks are up against next.

The biggest code I have trouble with is text. If you take most of the letters out of words how do you expect me to know what you're talking about!?!??!

Posted by: Emba at December 2, 2004 08:05 AM

Assuming that I make any more sense *with* all the letters!

frnkly, i jst tnd 2 wildly shrtn wrds + remve vowels @ rndom. Im cmpltly incnsistnt bt ppl usualy gt wht im on abt.

What I really, really hate are those Telecom "here's another ad in text message language" ads on the radio. The narrator sounds like his teeth are clenched as tightly as his buttocks and he's recieving mild electric shocks to the testicles as he reads.

Posted by: phreq at December 2, 2004 08:18 AM

I would like to get on board with the idea of Specialised sheep.

Too long have they rested on thier laurels. Confined to a less than ambitious lifestlye. Untapped potential going to waste, lost generations unable to fulfill thier dreams.

There must be funding to ensure they reach thier potential.

Education centres and work placement programs to broaden thier horizons as well as studies on areas to define what Sheep could be drawn to.

Ive always suspected sheep would make good mechanical engineers.

Posted by: Vincent at December 2, 2004 08:34 AM

I commend your ewemanity. Our slogan is "No Lamb Left Behind", otherwise known as Operation Cleanplate.

Too long have our Ovine cousins been subjugated and relegated to isolated reservations. They are exploited for their labour, their coats, their meat and their children.

Years of servitude have dulled their wits to the indignity of their conditions. We must begin urgent intervention in traditional Ovine areas, with education programmes for the lambs "Why a sex change could save your life (a bibbity bobbity boo)" and for the dressed-as age group "Shaved, slaughered or slut: beyond the barnyard options."

Posted by: phreq at December 2, 2004 08:47 AM

Do you have a militant wing?

Posted by: Vincent at December 2, 2004 09:32 AM

Excellent, count me in on the sheep liberation!

I didn't mean if YOU sent me a text, I meant when anyone sent me a text. I've got predictive texting on my phone so I still text in whole words and have never mastered "text" language.

Posted by: Emba at December 2, 2004 11:33 AM

Of course, all great political movements have a militant wing. At the moment we are gathering support for the Woolshirts, and plan to extend into Merinos and udder forces when time permits.

As a group, they're fairly easily led, and middle New Zealand overlook the strength of the silent Ovine majority in this country. The human imperialists imported sheep as slaves, but there is a groundswell of discontent among the flock.

This is the time for all sheep to stand up and follow a leader sheep! Possibly Shrek! But more likely me, in a cunning sheep costume.

Should any sheep die in the glorious revolution, they will be interred with full post-ewemous honours. Probably somewhere around my middle region.

Posted by: phreq at December 2, 2004 01:48 PM


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