According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rant a rant is
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently
: 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).
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.