Friday, February 18, 2011

Dad Tells It Like It is…

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  1. I don’t know what ’43 tardies = in-house” can someone Wallace this for me?

    Also, Stever muvvafuckkkers

  2. *I don’t know what ’43 tardies = in-house” means*

  3. In most schools “in house” is on campus suspension. Supposedly on your third, fourth, or fifth tardy, the teacher will assign OCS or “in house”. 43?????? Teacher must be drunk.

  4. Suddenly Ferris Bueller’s nine sick days don’t seem like much of an achievement.

  5. I’m glad James knows how to motivate his son, haha.

  6. James M is a hero.

  7. James M deserves a fathers gold star.

  8. soooo… this guy was getting “play” from his dad, huh ?

  9. I thought that was an odd choice of words as well, ruty …like, huh?

  10. I think he was continuing that as his translation of what Alondra up there was saying – that he wouldn’t get any play from her or any other girls because he’s a loser.

  11. Thanks JL, it is in quotes .. I skimmed.

  12. Yea, at first, I got confused at the “play” continuation also, then I went back and read it again, so yea, he was just continuing what Alondra WOULD say if she had the balls, and if she’s not into those douchebags who think getting suspended from school and having a juvenile record is awesome haha.

  13. Did James just whinge to his son about having to pay child support?

    Anyway, here I was all proud that I’ve finally learnt how to speak American- but Tardies?

  14. Dukey Smoothy Buns

    If James had gone to more classes as a kid he would know how to use fucking PARAGRAPHS.

  15. Saff, it’s the term used for recording when a student comes to class late. If you were asking for a definition that is, otherwise I’m just being Wallace…

  16. Short for tardiness ? That’s not an “american” word.

  17. Tardies = plural of “tardy” = Delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time; late.

  18. 16 & 17- I must have not worded that right:

    I know what “tardy” means, I meant I wasn’t familiar with the colloquial “tardies” and how it’s used in this context ( a teacher giving it to a student) is all, same way you probably wouldn’t be familiar with a tri-colour (similar concept). Cultural reference, not language.

    Please don’t assume I’m stupid, I get that a lot ;-)

    and on an unrelated note: TGIF!

  19. Tardy id definitely an American word.

  20. Really, bimbo? Was Charles Dickens an American ?

    “the tardy pace at which she was obliged to walk” — Charles Dickens

    From Merriam Webster. Your welcome.

  21. “You’re”. *sigh*

  22. “Slightest bit of intelect”. LOL!

  23. “Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup” – Nurse Diesel, High Anxiety (1977).

  24. #20 I forgot it’s the weekend, people are going to start whipping out their dictionaries and thesauruses to prove a point. Is the era of alcohol, heels, and music signaling the weekend over already?

  25. Not where I come from, saff. That is exactly how I’m going to signal it tonight.

  26. #24, i prefer thesauri. much more elegant.

    #20 the dickensian use of “tardy” which you mention means slow, or sluggish, and refers to a motion or a movement. the use of “tardy” as in to be late for something is definitely american. you’re the worst pedant i’ve ever seen.

  27. #23: I read that as “those who are tardy do not get it up”. I have selective reading skills.

  28. Looks like someone has had just about enough! Too fucking right as well. Not that I knew what a tardy was in the first place – thanks guys for the lesson :)

  29. Saff, usually too much alcohol on weekends makes me whip out my dictionary…

  30. I don’t think the dad is American. I don’t know any American that uses “bloody” as an expletive.

  31. @powerstnaceyall, So because you don’t know someone who uses it, it means no Americans use it?
    Lame.

    My family is American and we use it all the time.

  32. I didn’t say that no Americans use it. If you would be so kind as to read my comment again, I said that I don’t know any American that uses the word. Calm your shit.
    By the way, I’m American as well.

  33. Would someone please explain what it means to “Wallace” something, as in #1? Also, what does it mean to be “Wallace”, as in #15? Thank you.

  34. LOL

  35. Dukey Smoothy Buns

    #33 Awesome.

  36. I thought getting a “tardy” was short for getting a tardy slip. I mean, that’s how the word went from being an adjective to a noun. Gee, now we’ve said the word so much it suddenly looks weird and meaningless.

    I say “bloody” all the time, but everyone looks at me funny when I do, and I and I don’t know anyone else who does, come to think of it.

  37. Don’t be tardy for the party, woooOoooOooo…..

  38. “Bloody” is used by Americans as an affectation. They want to sound British, but they wouldn’t know a f.a.g if it hit them in the face with Graham Chapman’s AIDS infested dick.

  39. Lamebook, you suck ass.

  40. Where I went to school, 3 tardies got you a detention (or “D-Hall”). 3 D-Halls (for the same issue) got you a suspension.

  41. doctorchalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

    Tardy is not an American word, but it’s use as a noun certainly is. I’m not sure what a tardy is, but as an adjective it means when something is late. Is turning up to class a bit late really that big a deal? I’m pretty sure I was late to about 90% of classes when I was at school. So that would be about 7 tardies a day for 7 years. No once cared.

  42. Loving these comments. And I agree. As an American you only use “bloody” when you’re trying to sound British and “hip” which you’re not. And I too am an American :)

  43. Hehehe, he spelled “intellect” wrong.

  44. As an American I also use bloody to describe the 3-4 day window every month that I sleep in the living room while my wife cries and eats ice cream.

  45. Vincent I’m terribly surprised that you are capable of operating a keyboard. As if the word, which clearly was in use with the precisely the same meaning during Dickens era, is somehow different now that americans use it. IDIOT.

  46. I thought he was saying he was a retard. Which he probably is.

  47. Gotta love how the comments turned around like that. Considering I’m a Canadian, I didn’t see any problem with the way that the father used the word since Canadian diction is a mixture of both American and British English with a few words of our own. Now if you excuse me, I shall get my ass of this chesterfield, grab my toque and venture off into the night.

  48. Aww, now, you might not be a pretentious ass just because you use the word “bloody” as a swear word. You might just be somebody who’s trying not to say “fucking” and who has a relative who lives in England and says “bloody” all the time, so it actually sounds natural. You might also say whinge, wanker, and “can’t be arsed” for the same reason — because you have regular conversations with someone who really does use them and it doesn’t sound pretentious anymore.

  49. what’s wrong with saying “bloody” anyway? i prefer it to “fucking” as a curse.

  50. I agree with 49. Whenever I ask for my steak to be “fucking” waitresses give me weird looks.

  51. Way to go dad! We need more passionate parents like him in the world and then maybe we wouldn’t end up with so many douchebags or welfare cases. Just sayin’.

  52. I’m from the US and I like to use “bloody” now and again. Actually, I should use it more now that my son is going to start repeating everything I say. I also think it best to refer to “soccer” by its proper name of “football”, considering we are the only country on earth that call it that.

  53. @goober1223, the British elite actually started the term “soccer”, as an abbreviation of “Assoccer” when the game first became popular across the pond in the 1860s. Also, Italians call the game “calcio”, not football. The word calcio translates into “kickball”.
    Americans called it “Association Football” until post-WW2, with the rise of the NFL. We changed it to soccer to avoid confusion. And we are not the only “country on earth” to call it soccer, some areas of the Caribbean, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, and New Zealand also call it “soccer”.

    Don’t believe me? Please look it up.

  54. ksleeve- That was my favorite part as well. I didn’t find any of the rest of it humorous.

  55. Canada also refers to it as “soccer.” :)

  56. lmao good job James

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