Despite how many people moan about the number of divorces going on, most people only get engaged once. And guess what, there are always going to be more people making their way to the aisle. People are excited to show off that fancy new ring or some fun engagement pictures because they’re excited!
Dude, are you really trying to tell people not to be excited about getting engaged? We can’t cross that line with you, Dude, we just can’t. Do you expect people not to get engaged to make you happy? It ain’t gonna work, no matter how many cardboard signs you hold up.
It's Telling Me Things About Myself
Tons of websites require at least a little bit of this every time you want to look at your bank account or something like that, and it's getting annoying. Yes, it's absolutely for a good reason, and we're glad that no robots can get to our money, but it still drives us up the wall if there are two or even three layers of captcha or “click to confirm you aren't a robot” pages before we can see our important financial information.
Plus, what if you find out that you ARE a robot? It hasn't happened yet, but we could be heading in that direction.
That's a Really Good Question
We love nicknames here. Rob for Robert, Gabe for Gabriel, Dave for David, Mike for Michael, and so on and so forth. There are a bunch of choices of nicknames for Richard, but one of them tends to stand out. Yes, it's Dick. You could have gone with Rick, Ricky, or Rich, but you chose Dick instead. How does that even make sense?
It's like having a nickname for Elizabeth to be something like Seth. It just doesn't track. There's also...you know, the additional connotations that come with the word. It's really fallen out of favor in the last few decades, and maybe that's for the best.
All Right, All Right, Fine
It's just...it's a really annoying chore to have to do! You have to get everything off the bed, take all the sheets off, wash them, and then do one of the most dreaded tasks of all: put the sheets back on the bed. How is it possible they don't fit properly, no matter how you arrange them?
Yeah, we should all probably do this a little more often. At least then we would be able to enjoy the warm, comfortable feeling of fresh sheets more often, so we got that. Is the Dude specifically calling out men in general? It seems a little stereotypical.
Blame the Germans
English has a ton of little odd foibles and details that don't make sense when you're trying to learn it. More than one goose is geese, but more than one moose is mooses. More than one ox is oxen, but more than one box is boxes. It's all over the place. English has collected a bunch of languages together, and this word comes from the old Germanic Wodnesdaeg, which basically translates into Wodan's day.
Wodan was a god in the pagan tradition (possibly he was Odin), and English has a lot of roots in classic German. We just kind of slur it together and call it good.