Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spoiled Rotten


I find it interesting when someone describes themselves or others in an endearing way by using the term “Spoiled Rotten.”

When you look at it, neither word in the phrase is nice. Spoilage is waste and rottenness is a state of decomposition.

Maybe I’m warped, (or so I’ve been told) but when I hear that someone is spoiled rotten I immediately picture them with mold growing from their decomposing head.

7 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Growing up, my mother didn't use the phrase "spoiled rotten" - she referred to us as "selfish young pups." I knew it was a negative term but I always kind of liked the visual.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous walter richards said...

The world would probably be better off if those "spoiled rotten" WERE in the process of decomposition.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

That is the coolest mold I've ever seen!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Auntie said...

You see that in your mind cuz you be one sick bastard, Guy.

Spoiled rotten has to do with sugar, and how it rots teeth, I always thought.

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, Did that change your behavior when she said that?

Walt, you and me both.

Lori, move to Oregon if you want to see the exterior paint on your car mold.

Auntie, that's "Rat Bastard" to you...

8:46 PM  
Blogger matt_stansberry said...

Yo TGWWT! That moldy tomato made me think of this guy (I think you'd like his site, cool idea at least): http://www.wastedfood.com/

5:37 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Great site, Matt. Thanks!

7:36 AM  

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