'Sea kitten' does have uses
For a start, you can listen out for users of the phrase "sea kitten" and spot a raving vegeloon at 20 paces. Genius.
The American Dialect Society has crowned the verb "google" as its Word of the Decade, while honouring "tweet" as its 2009 Word of the Year. Mercifully, the "linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, authors, editors, professors, university students and independent scholars" who …
It seems like an uncharacteristically clever campaign from PETA. Neatly points out that plenty of people wouldn't eat a kitten but would happily eat a fish or other non-cuddly animal.
Puts me in mind of the hilarious situation during the last world cup when several prominent football pundits expressed outrage at the cruelty of eating dogs, oblivious to the double standards of going home to tuck into a cow or a pig.
Disclaimer: my policy is "eat what the hell you want but have a think about it"
PETA really called fish "Sea Kittens"? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa!
God im tempted to send PETA €5 just so they can keep coming up with stupid stuff like that to make me laugh...
... but i've just remembered how annoying they are the rest of the time, so i think i'll keep my cash in my pocket...
How on earth could you play with one of them? The ball of string would get all wet, and they don't purr when you stroke them. The only possible way to treat sea kittens is the way my wife did a few moments ago. Beurre blanc sauce, very tasty. Me? I just had a tasty chunk of grilled dead cow, nice and pink and bloody in the middle, it was. Oh, and we brutally carved up a few Maris Pipers and fried them on the side. People Eating Tasty Animals, that's us :)
OMG, can you imagine the infant school playground in another decade?
Sarah: Give me my ball back or I'll UNfriend you!
Oh, and of the other contenders for the Word of the Decade, one isn't even a word ("9/11") and one is an abbreviated two word phrase ("Wi-Fi"). In other words, I take this with a massive pinch of salt if the people who pick the word of the decade don't even know what a word is!
That FAIL! is the best interjection... I think that says a lot about the last decade, doesn't it? I have chosen the Fail icon in honour of its accolade.
[I wonder if El Reg has any automated goodies to scan the postings and see what the most popular icon is? I have a suspicion...]
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