Child Protective Services. The CPS investigates reports (true or otherwise) of abuse or neglect of children.
My mother in law actually had the nerve to send a false report in and the CPS came and almost had my kids taken away. That f*cking woman just won't quit!
December 08, 2010
(knock knock knock on the door, Dad gets up and walks over, opens)
Mr. Focke: Hey there! We were out for a drive and our car broke down, right in front of your house! I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, I'm just letting you know that when my uncle Jed gets here, we'll have our car out of here as soon as we can get it fixed!
Mrs. Focke: (put-on shivering voice) I really hope we're not intruding or anything, I'm so so sorry about this!
Dad: Hey, aren't you the Fockes from church? Hey, come right inside - we don't want you to freeze out there! We're just getting started with the presents, and there's still some cinnamon rolls and coffee left over from breakfast. Make yourself at home!
Mom: (aside so the guests can't hear) Honey... We live in a cul-de-sac...
Dad: Yes, I know...
Mom: They're Christmas crashing.
December 27, 2010
Striving is like trying
. When you try, you put effort
into whatever you're doing and then stop. Thus the phrase
, "Try, try again". When you strive to do something, you put 110% into the task and you keep going until you either accomplish
it or you confirm
that what you're trying to do is impossible.
Dave: I tried... I really did. I just can't stay sober.
Mindy: Dave, it's because you're only trying. You're not giving it your all. You should be striving to stay sober, not just trying.
Marcus: I couldn't beat him! I keep trying to win, and he keeps rubbing my face in my efforts!
Bryce: Dude, you gotta be striving to win. You can't win by just trying - he's got skills, man - you gotta think above that. You know, you just gotta know you know you're gonna win, you know?
Marcus: At least I'm trying.
Bryce: Nah, I don't like that game, dude.
November 13, 2010
When playing an online
, some people will post words that are obsolete
or make no sense at all in place of other words because they can't come up with any other way to keep from using the same words over and over, and they think it makes themselves sound more sophisticated
. Peer pressure
is also a large factor, and people often get into the habit (as bad as it is) because "everybody else is doing it".
RPG speak usually winds up doing nothing but making their posts far more difficult to read.
Example of RPG speak:
The hellion's audits turned in the direction of the soon-to-be-made crime scene, and he ignited across the earth's facade. His projectiles pivoted, and his oculars turned, searching the landscape. Opening his maw he let loose a roar, then widened his paper thins to allow the essence on the wend waft inside. Suddenly he halted his skeleton, and flinging his tassels aside he rotated his harks once more, lowering his lids over his orbs as he listened, but to no avail.
December 20, 2010
A soft rant is similar to a rant
in that it's a long-winded, one-sided outpouring of difficulties the person is facing. However, while a rant is usually done in anger or frustration, a soft rant is done in a more depressed/disappointed/hopeless manner.
Example: I've been having a lot going on in my life, and I thought maybe a soft rant might help me get some of it off my chest.
Example: Sigh. Okay, readers, I'm going to soft rant about some of the things that have happened recently.
Hard rant about taxes:
The f*cking government thinks they own us! They shove as much onto us as they possibly can and think we'll just accept it and move on with our f*cking pathetic excuses for lives. Well, no - not this time! I've had it up to here with their f*cking lies and excuses, and this time, they're gonna hear about it! I work my f*cking ass off all day in a miserable, dead end job, trying to feed my wife and kids, and then the f*cking government steps in and steals it all!
Soft rant about taxes:
Well, I understand the government needs to protect us and all, and give us our schools and libraries and roads, but do they really have to be taking so much? I just don't know what to do anymore. I have a minimum wage job with no chance of promotion, yet I'm trying to feed my family and still have enough left over to move out of my small apartment. Just when it looked like it couldn't get any worse, my car breaks down. I'd have money to fix it if the taxes weren't so high, and I've cut our budget down to the bare necessities. I have nothing left to give. I just don't know what to do.
December 11, 2010
(rhymes with gross) An interjection used like wow
with approximately the same meaning. Dudos is primarily used by young males that think they're cool
in situations where the speaker already used the "dude" interjection because it was either recently or about to be used as a noun.
Person 1: Dude, look at size of that wave!
Person 2: Dudos!
Person 1: Dudos, look at that, dude!
January 27, 2010