Wednesday, September 19, 2007

For John...

...who called me a "rotter" today, and then told me that I haven't been pouting enough lately.


Anonymous terri said...

A rotter? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

7:39 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

I took it badly - he was giving me hell for making him feel bad about something - :)

7:46 PM  
Blogger Rock Chef said...

What a beautiful pout!

I take back my "rotter" now.

3:42 AM  
Blogger James said...

I would only call that a half pout really...sure you can do better than that.

4:16 AM  
Blogger AaroN said...

Some pout. You can stick that lip out farther than that.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Rock Chef said...

Seems Terri does not know what a "Rotter" is and perhaps Ali was not totally sure? Maybe it is a purely British term?

I think it comes from around the 1920s, Rotter being a term of abuse used by the younger upper classes - anyone seen Jeeves and Wooster - as in "He's an absolute rotter!" Similar terms were "Cad" and "Bounder". These days they are not words that are taken seriously (at least they shouldn't be!) and "Rotter" is almost a term of endearment! It works really well when combined with a good pout.

7:43 AM  

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