r-tic-u-l8

So, it all started the other day when….

I overheard this guy talking. The conversation went something like…

guy1: yah know, I um really kinda liked this uhm class, it was like sooo interesting
guy2: it was an interesting class
guy1: yeah, ya know, like, I read so much stuff and we like discussed all this stuff in class
guy2: the reading were pretty interesting
guy1: yeah, I like, you know, feel like some much more articulate now.

at this point, I almost feel, completely taken by surprise. I am by no means the worlds best read person. Hell, I can’t even pronounce “color” correctly – I’ve been told it comes out more like “collar”. But, I’m relatively certain I know the meaning of articulate, but, just to be sure, I looked it up. And, for those that don’t know, Merriam-Webster has the following definition “expressing oneself readily, clearly, or effectively”.

I’m sooo glad this um like guys, like, ya know, education is being so like ya know well used!

so, what is a rant

According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rant a rant is

intransitive verb
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently

transitive verb
: to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion

now, that meant I had to look up a couple of more words … and finally came up with my own definition(s).

Rant –

1 – to go on endlessly about something as if you actually knew something about the subject and was the end all be all on the subject matter.

2 – to go on endlessly about something, having preconceived notions that what you say actually means something to someone… and that that someone would actually give a sh*t about it.

Now me personally, I think a rant is just something that catches in my craw from time to time. Might be something that has happened a hundred times before and it’s never bothered me, but this one time, it just hits me wrong and sends me off into a rant. So what does that mean to all you little boys and girls out there reading this? It means I’m gonna offend. I’m gonna make generalizations. I’m gonna be labeled a [sexist, racist, homophobic, neurotic, “insert favorite pigeon hole here”].

In reality it means NOTHING, nothing I say! It means I’m gonna express an (perhaps not even my own) opinion about a subject matter that may not mean anything to you. Or, it may be something near and dear to your heart (in which case, read the paragraph above about offending and being labeled). Better yet, I may just be playing the Devil’s advocate and arguing a point that I feel needs to be considered…

Having said all that, let the fun begin. But please, for my sake and your sake, don’t continue reading if you’re easily offended. I’m not here for argument, I’m here for expression.