Monday, 26 March 2007

Odd Words

Incidentally, reading in church on Sunday was the only time I've ever been called upon to say the word "sexual" in church outside of the confessional. I certainly never expected to say it during the bidding prayers, but times change I guess.


Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Aha, you noticed that too.
Just as you ntced the collections for victims of racial injustice, I guess?

Must admit, all for it.

The Tin Drummer said...

Can't say I noticed the collection, I was probably too busy actually carrying the collection to think about what it was for.

Alex said...

A good friend of mine once said the word "orgasm" to the pastors wife while standing in the church foyer. He was trying to reference a dessert called Oreo Ecstasy, but it came out a tad off.

Good stuff.

The Tin Drummer said...

alex: I've deleted both the resubmitted comment and the apology. No need to cram up my bulging comment boxes!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Wrong comment box, but what are your views on Betjeman?

Delicolor said...

I gather John Cleese managed to say the F word at a funeral for another Pythonite from the Pulpit.

The Tin Drummer said...

CBI: I certainly don't find him offensive! I think he's a lot cleverer and more subtle than he's given credit for being. I'm not a huge fan, but I can see myself getting more into his tight rhythms (a la Larkin, but with different intent).

Delicolor: Yes, I'd heard of that. but given that it was a Python's funeral, one can kind of understand it....

The Tin Drummer said...

By the way, Alex: good to have such an exalted thinker here. I wouldn't dare butt into your and Matt's arguments!

Alex said...

exalted thinker


black hole of metaphysical conversation would be more like it! Thanks for the welcome though.

I wouldn't dare butt into your and Matt's arguments!

Common now, do they really come off as arguments? ;-) It's an interesting exercise in sociology if nothing else. Though I still hold on to the shred of hope that we are getting somewhere.

The Tin Drummer said...

Well, Alex, I mean that I think you and Matt argue in the true sense: you exchange views, argue them intensely, and do not allow any animosity into it.

I had similar conversations at university. I had, usually to defend theism as a non-philosopher against my 3 atheist philosophy trained friends. Our conversations were cyclical and often abusive. In a way that's why I'd love to contribute to your discussions but feel I don't have anything to say, certainly nothing as considered or thoughtful as Matt and yourself.

Alex said...

considered or thoughtful as Matt and yourself

Brother, we are just two meat heads shooting off our mouths. Jump on in anytime. It has a tendency to turn into the Matt and Alex show which often features a lot of reruns. A little fresh blood would be welcomed.

The Tin Drummer said...

Well if you say so, Alex; but my blood is far from fresh and my opinions owe more to Jung/Wordsworth than to analytic philosophy.

I'd still rather read you and Matt than AC Grayling repeating his old tired libels.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Oh, Wordsworth, bah!!
Just been having a go at home.
Cloeridge, yes.
Keats, yes.
Byron, yes.
Shelley, yes.
Blake, yes.

Wordsworth. No.

The Tin Drummer said...

Shelley - bleagh!

WW is the man.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Oh, daffodils, valleys, wandering over hill and dale..
s I'm sure Shelley would have said, 'Pshaw.'

Read Ozmandias again.

The Tin Drummer said...

Au contraire, CBI: read the Immortality Ode or Lyrical Ballads or the 1805 Prelude again - Shelley? Spirit of the Hour claptrap crap? You're joking!

"Was it for this"

is the coolest opening line of a poem ever.