Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ahhh PANTS!


From now on the Hendricks are saying, "Pants!"
When we stub a toe, we’re screaming, “AHHHH PANTS!”
When one of our kids gets some gross bodily fluid on our skin, or our shirt, we’re shouting, “AHHHH PANTS!”
When we get attacked by the water hose, we’re saying, “AHHHHH PANTS!”
“Pants” is a delectable word. We’ve always loved it. Now, we’re mighty thrilled to be able to put it to use more often. So…anytime you need an expletive…just say, “Ahhh PANTS.” (Works best when screamed.) Let’s start a “PANTS” blaring revolution. Who’s in?

10 comments:

mickey said...

aah. What brilliant words!

Brandon said...

I think you mean "expletive" instead of "explicative". An explicative would be a narrative explaining a particular subject, whereas an expletive would be one of these two choices:

-curse: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"

-a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

My fiancee was an english major...it's rubbing off.

Hendrick Family said...

Holy Pants People! That's why he's called Smart Brandon. Correction made. Thank Smart Bethan for me.

BHG & Co. said...

Nice Pants...

I like pants, I am a big fan of pants... I never leave home without them and I am especially glad most other people don't either. Especially when I am sitting at a Wendy's restaurant and a rather large man sits in the corner chomping on a double with cheese - I think to myself.. I like pants.

Thomas said...

Perhaps I'm taking a post that is intended to be silly too seriously, however, is simply substituting a non taboo word for the profanity in our hearts acceptable? I say no. On one end of the spectrum, there are some called Christians who use the real words in an attempt to be honest/genuine/real. They *are* being more honest with who they are, which is probably more close to 'carnal Christian' than 'Christian walking by the Spirit'. The real heart issue is our desire to be profane, not necessarily the words we use. Both approaches (letting the words come or using 'nice' words) miss the mark.

Also, Brandon, I think Bethan would get a kick out of the English Major service announcements on A Prairie Home Companion.

Heather said...

Thomas, you're exactly right if we were substituting the word "pants" for a bad word in each context. However, in our case, we can honestly say that we have decided to substitute the word, "pants" for other boring words such as "ouch" or "gross" or "I hate hoses." Christians are allowed to think things are gross and express pain, right? I think they are even allowed to dislike water hoses. So, since God knows our hearts, and that we're not thinking profane language and then finding an "acceptable substitution" before letting the words exit our mouths...as for me and my house, we will say, "Ahh Pants!"

Vanessa Brooks said...

So cute!

Jennifer Bacak said...

Ah Pants! I forgot what I was going to write...
jenn

--matt g said...

pocket-pickin' hemofapantleg!

wingnut said...

One of my teachers in college was from England. One day she was talking about slang words, and pants came up. She said where she was from it meant "rubbish" or "underwear". They really didn't use it to describe the pants we refer to here. For example, they would say "Oh, that's just pants" when talking about something stupid or absurd. I guess the other application would be something like "Look at the pictures of Ashton running around in his pants".