6.12.2009

Cigar party

Here's some entertaining text from a real invitation to a party that I'm going to tonight. Note: I'm not a guy, and I don't smoke cigars, but the last time I went, I had a great time. It's just that if you see the text, you'd think it's just a guy thing (which it mostly is--I think I was one of only a few females last time). I've removed various words from the invitation to just feature the interesting highlights below, but I haven't included any ellipses to represent the missing words (...) because it'd look weird.

Tonight's the night, boys!!! Final reminder to get your butt over to Jimmy P's joint for the biggest and best Cigar Party yet!! We've got cigars and booze up the ying yang! We had about 110 guys in October, smokin', eatin', drinkin', golfin', tellin' jokes and carousing with the guys and all had a great time! We're doin' it again tonight!!

Note how they mistakenly say "ying" instead of "yin". Also note how often they omitted the "g" from those various verbs.

So I'll be leaving now, and expect to smell like smoke when I get back because in addition to all the cigars, they said there will be "fire pits blazing if needed!". I'm sure the party will have the same enthusiasm the invitation did :D

4 comments:

Faldone said...

"[Y]ing yang" is correct in this context. Whatever it may be derived from it does not mean the active and passive principles of Taoism.

mj said...

What I was noticing was the spelling--isn't it "yin yang" instead of "ying yang"?

Faldone said...

It's pronounced "ying yang". No reason not to spell it that way. The etymology is irrelevant. This is, of course, in the phrase "up the ying-yang". In reference to the Taoist principle of duality "yin" and "yang" is correct, at least in English and in pinyin rendering of the Mandarin.

mj said...

Thanks--I guess I was focusing on "yin yang" instead of the phrase "ying yang". That's what happens when posting after an early radio day :D