Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sharing the 'isms'

Yesterday's Irish Times carried this article: a very useful and humorous guide to the various 'isms' and other trivia that we take for granted.

A quick example: Socialism: You have two cows. You give one to your neighbour. Communisim: You have two cows. The state takes both and gives you some milk.

One of my favourites is this one: Surrealism: You have two giraffes. The state requires you to take harmonica lessons.

But my total favourite is this: A French Corporation: You have two cows. You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three.

Go check out Magpie's whole article.


Minx said...


You have two cows. Both are mad.

I so understand this!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Cowisms have really been doing the rounds this last week. A friend made up one that had been left off the list, South African cows... Wicked!

Debi said...

Oh no! Now I'm staring off into the middle distance trying to come up with some of my own!

And you'll never guess what the word verification is - 'manic'!!! I kid you not ...

BarbaraS said...

Manic and cows - there's a turn up for the books... 'ouch'