Monday, 4 May 2009
"lend us 50p, mate?"
Not all English people 'suck'?
Phew... and theres me thinking we were all doomed to a destiny of 'sucking'.
...for those not au fait with the term 'suck'
(for those under 30 years old) An intransitive verb indicating a negative state of affairs. Could be poor performance, bad weather, illness, general dislike, or any of innumerable negative thoughts.
(for those over 30 years old) Always a transitive verb. Colloquially used as shorthand for suck dick with noun dick understood. Synonymous with blow and bite. Used as an insult; indicates homosexuality.
(under 30) Cracka 1: Hey did you see the Simpson's last night? Bart said his father sucks!!!
Cracka 2: So, what's your point?
(over 30) Son: Gee dad, I don't want to do my homework. Math sucks.
Father: You're grounded for a week, you perverted little delinquent. And wash your mouth out with soap.
...or an alternative origin of the word:
The early Jazz musicians would say that a guy could really "Blow" if he had a good sound when playing the horn. If he couldn't play very well then they would say that he was "Sucking" on that horn. That's where the term "Suck" as being something bad came from.
He plays that horn so poorly that he must be sucking on it.