Monday, October 22, 2007

Euphemisms

On Saturday, I took Nate and his two friends out to dinner as part of Nate's Good Times Birthday Weekend. We had delicious Indian food and a righteous time was had by all, and since I was feeling generous, I decided to pay for all the boys. Now, you should know that all these guys fancy themselves to be ninjas. There was much sparring and wrestling and purchasing of training tools earlier in the day, and I like to show that I can hang, at least as far as the witty repartee is concerned, so when they all started thanking me (because they are ninjas with manners) I said "You're welcome... no problem... but I'll be taking it out of your ass later on."
At which point Nate choked a little on his water and the other two ninjas said "WHOA! Didn't know it was going to be that kind of weekend! Har har har!" And then I realized: the euphemism "take it out of your ass" implies nothing more than a beatdown to me (i.e. "I'm going to take this out of your ass by tanning your hide"), but means something much... naughtier to most other people. How did I miss this? Was I absent the day the teacher explained this? And more importantly, am I really the only person who thought a different meaning was THE meaning?

Cast your votes in my comments section. "Take it out of your ass:" regular ol' spanking or something dirtier?

euphemism misinterpretation - C+

8 comments:

TSL said...
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senor fuerte said...

I always thought it meant some sort of beating, too, but then, there's no accounting for those Michiganders and their anal fetishes.

christa said...

i thought it was dirty....

equippedtofascinate said...

I never even thought of it as being dirty. Huh. I guess I'll have to be more careful when I use that.

paultoes said...

i believe you meant to say "take it out ON your ass."
not so much "of."
maybe?

christa said...

yeah... if you said take it out ON your ass, instead of OF your ass... then I would not have thought dirty thoughts....

equippedtofascinate said...

FYI, I wouldn't have noticed any sort of difference if Paul hadn't pointed it out. See how good of a friend I am? you correct my grammer all the time on my blog and I stick up for you on yours.

Bethro said...

I think of it as a spanking like, because you're in trouble. Not the dirty kind. Probably because I got apankings as a kid! lol