I replied with a comment of my own couched in the best purple prose I could manage after a beer and a couple of scotches, to the effect that I didn’t understand a word of what the writer was saying but I really liked her hat (which I did.) Today I got a reply from somebody I assume to be a member of the same alternative culture. It said:
Well, although this is what Word likes to call a ‘fragment’ and is therefore ungrammatical, and although the ‘t’ is lower case and therefore not strictly correct, at least I’m familiar with the meaning of both words so I suppose it isn’t quite true Yacs, but it’s close enough. I think I might go out on a limb and guess that it means:
What the hell is this weird bunch of crap all about?
I intend that my riposte should be:
Take me to your leader.
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In stark contrast, I also got a reply to a comment I made about a Denez Prigent song. (That one was more lyrical than purple because the song warranted it and I wasn’t trying to be funny.) This one said:
Well said, and I couldn’t agree more.
Isn’t it nice to be sprinkled by a cooling shower on a hot day in Barbados instead of being hailed on with bananas? It is. (Although I have to admit that I’ve never been to Barbados, but I assume it is.)