Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What the fuck is this 'heart' crap?

Ok, so a long time ago, someone came up with the idea to replace the word 'love' with a big red heart for bumper stickers and t-shirts and stuff, which is fine, that definitely makes for a better visual representation than the words would. But recently, I'm seeing and hearing more and more people now replacing the big red heart with the actual word 'heart'. So, instead of saying, "I love ...", they say "I heart ...." What the fuck is that about? This doesn't make any sense to me, and frankly, I don't like it.

Posted by

22 comments:

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

I think it's supposed to be ironic.

But really it just makes them sound stupid.

Ace Cowboy said...

I like it. I don't know why, I just do.

John Howard said...

Well, you shouldn't.

Ace Cowboy said...

Good point. Well taken.

MDC said...

Blame the film I (Heart) Huckabees. Great film, but I had never heard of this "heart" rubbish before it came out.

John Howard said...

Yeah, I think you're right MDC.

Rob the Dirty Liberal said...

Could be a cannibalistic thing? I heart = I want to eat your heart.

John Howard said...

I'm not sure exactly how you got from "I heart" to "I want to eat your heart," Rob, but I am sure that I don't want to know.

Shakespeare's Sister said...

It is ironic - and it was around long before I Heart Huckabees. I used to say it sarcastically back in high school, when those I Heart My [Insert Dog Breed Here] bumper stickers were popular, which I hated. Faced with, for example, some preppy shit-for-brains asking me if I wanted to sign up for the pep rally, clearly not understanding that six layers of black goth gear was meant to signal disinterest in, well, everything, especially pep rallies, I'd reply drolly, "Oh sure - I heart pep rallies," then walk away.

John Howard said...

I still don't like it.

Recidivist said...

(_!_)

D. said...

Faced with, for example, some preppy shit-for-brains asking me if I wanted to sign up for the pep rally, clearly not understanding that six layers of black goth gear was meant to signal disinterest in, well, everything, especially pep rallies, I'd reply drolly, "Oh sure - I heart pep rallies," then walk away.

LOL!!!!!!

Sister, from one ex-goth to another: I heart you. Even though that sounds stupid.

Frankly, whats worse I think than the ridiculous "I heart..." business is people who can't be bothered to spell shit out when they're writing online. Whole sentences made up of chat-speak like "Well, OTOH the GWOT is str8t up the bomb, IMHO." How fucking hard is it to actually type out "in my opinion..."?

John Howard said...

I had another post a while back about how much I hate stupid abbreviations.

But heart is longer to type than love, so I don't know how that could be the excuse for this.

sumo said...

I take it that you don't "heart" that expression much eh? Heh heh!

PaulNoonan said...

It is annoying. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go get my dog spade and club my wife.

Recidivist said...

DOH!

That reminds me of this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/ytrewq/bushmarinecopy.jpg

D. said...

recidivist:

That is hilarious!!!!!!

Damn if he is not a slack-jawed moron.

Christiana said...

Back in college when I was on the Speech team, we held a tournament at our school. In order to make the tournament count for more, we would enter ourselves in events besides our normal ones in order to increase the numbers. (The more people entered in an event, the more "points" towards nationals were given to the winner.)

Anyway, for "Persuasive Speaking", I wrote a speech about how acronyms are bad.

Point 1 was that they are confusing. Example: "PDA" Personal digital assistant or public display of affection? Don't want to confuse those two. Also, "NEA" National Education Asociation or National Endowment for the Arts?

Point 2 was that they contribute to laziness and other assorted half-assery, in that the very principle behind them is taking short-cuts.

Point 3 was that they contribute to bad spelling and stupid names, because organizations come up with dumb names just so they can have a cool acronym.

Case in point, at the time, they had GI Joe Extreme action figures who fought the soldiers of S.K.A.R.

So they spelled "scar" wrong, surely because they had a K-word in the full name right? Wrong: It stood for "Soldiers of Kaos, Anarchy and Ruin."

John Howard said...

I had a whole bunch of GI Joe action figures. I don't remember any SKAR. But yeah, that is stupid. I hate acryonyms and abbreviations.

Robert Bayn said...

Guy: I heart you baby !

Girl: Get away from me you freak !

Shakespeare's Sister said...

Sister, from one ex-goth to another: I heart you. Even though that sounds stupid.

Right back atcha, D. :-)

Recidivist said...

What is with all this ex-goth nonsense? Once a goth, always a goth at heart.