Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The End is Nigh


Ever notice how the only people that use the word "nigh" are crackpots and stereotype old geezers? ("It was nigh on to 200 years ago, when I was a boy...")

I digress. The end is near. Not the end of the world, the end of my company's relocation hell. Nice new digs, same old problems, and some new ones thrown in to make it interesting. Did I say "Interesting?" I meant grueling.

My next post is nearly done, as it has been for some time. It is currently trapped in a laptop that I am too tired to bring home from work. More later. Soon.

By the way, the events depicted in the cartoon to the left have already happened, so we can all relax now.
Really....
Honest....
Why would I lie?
Why would they?

9 Comments:

At 1:47 PM, Blogger L>T said...

very funny! :) that picture looks like came from one of those magazines the Jehovahs Witnesses hand out.

crackpots and stereotype old geezers
Don't you know, God says "nigh" all the time?
Ask Moses or Joseph Smith.

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger breakerslion said...

So does Bill Nye, The Science Guy, but he has an excuse.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger kalanchoe542 said...

Relocation hell...hmmm, been through that a few times myself, and all with the same company. I feel your pain as if it were my own. The stress of the whole thing makes people do and say things that you'd never expect, turns sweet things into surly bitches, makes the calmest and most together folk into raving lunatics, not to mention what it does to those already unhinged.

At times like this, we should all tie a knot and hang on. I will if you will.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

NIGHsss try blasphemous muckraker!

Never ever wear a sandwichboard..
those things are comet magnets!

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Krystalline Apostate said...

Ummm...I really like the word 'nigh'. Not a crackpot, I am an old geezer, but I'm fairly sure I'm not a stereotypical 1.
Is this another word we atheists are forbidden to use or what? Crap!
(the Tick uses the phrase 'nigh invulnerable', but since he's both a fictional character AND a loon, I suppose you're in the ballpark -SIGH-).
Should we expect a Bill Nigh, the Christian Guy? ;)

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger kalanchoe542 said...

Well, I'm nigh onto 51 myself, so I guess it's OK for me to use the word now, too. So tell me, where did the word come from?
Merriam Webster Online defines it as:
Pronunciation: 'nI
Function: adverb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nEah; akin to Old High German nAh, adverb, nigh, preposition, nigh, after, Old Norse nA- nigh
1 : near in place, time, or relationship -- often used with on, onto, or unto
2 : NEARLY, ALMOST

So I guess it's nigh onto time to stop worrying about who gets to use it and who doesn't, and start worrying about something useful - like who ate my cheese? :-)

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger breakerslion said...

It's nigh impossible to discern a chesse napper unless you are in proximity 3-4 hours later when the perpetrator of the dairy disruption might deign to cut the curd one final time.

There. I used "nigh" and "deign" in the same sentence, proving that as far as nutty old codgers go, it takes one to know one. I hope you are all satisfied.

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nutty old codger vs silly old fart, eh?
I like the way you think. Tee hee

ILD

 
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