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Always nice to see where we stand on the latest hit list …
It’s also nice to see how effective the US education system is at teaching the basics, such as how to use an apostrophe.
Does anyone have any idea what a PK is?
Is it just me, or does the inclusion of wife beaters, racists, and sports nuts seem a bit odd?
I always thought that “P.K.” meant “Preacher’s Kid”. Go figure.
It probably is pastor’s/preacher’s kid. I know people who have gotten into arguments with this type of street preacher who were condemning pastor’s kids to hell.
Yes, it’s Preacher’s Kids. They are renowned in the evangelical community for “going wild”. The first girl who ever kissed me (14 years old) was a PK. And boy could she kiss!
Could be, Thin-ice. Lest ye forget, Sam Kinison was a preacher’s kid too.
Player Killers? I play too many games.. No, I agree, it’s likely what Ubi says, Preacher’s Kid (implied that they left the faith as many preacher’s kids do).
Personally, I would include “Prada” and “Blue dress” on the list. Or maybe his daughter, Lucy…
But in any case, reading that sign is bloody hard. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe might help them.
Yes. There has to be something psychological about fundies and apostrophes.
Re: the rules, see this article:
OK. You asked for it. We’ll include grammar nut’s in our Hell’s charter.
Hah, I also came to comment on the apostrophes. Muslim’s what?
My guess might be ‘Paki’, a slur aimed at people from Pakistan. I can’t help but imagine somebody so profoundly ignorant managed to mishear/misunderstand the term and slammed together a bunch of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims from that area of the world just to have another entry in the list. Sure, racists themselves are on the list, but so are ‘government recipients’ and if I know my Fox News, the dog whistle is loud and clear.
Democrats are going to hell. So are wife beaters. Why are the Republicans the ones standing in the way of the Violence Against Women Act? And if freeloaders go to hell, does that include everybody given bread and fish by Jesus? And Jesus didn’t even have a job, he just turned up places and people let him stay for a while and fed him and anointed him with oil. I guess Jesus is going to hell.
I doubt that it’s it. “Paki” is really a British term that you don’t really encounter much in the US. Urban Dictionary lists several possibilities, none of which really sound right to me. Player kill, poor kid, preacher’s kid, pain killers, parkour, a Cantonese profanity related to falling down, purple kush (a kind of marijuana), popular kid, and of course the miscellaneous scatological and sexual references that I don’t feel like repeating.
I always did have a thing for those bad PK’s.
He was the son of a preacher man, hey? :)
sigh…yeah…nothing like a cutie atheist PK
married one. :)
Whenever I see lists like this I always wonder “and just who is left to go to your alleged heaven, anyway?”
…And would you even want to go to heaven, being full of the kind of people who would make such a list?
Clearly there was a sale on at the apostrophe store!
Party at the Devil’s pad! Woohoo! :D
“Apostrophe”? Ain’t that some hell-bent heathen Greek word? Oh, you mean the look-out-here-comes-an-S mark!
Shouldn’t that be Jesu’s?
“High Fullutent”? All my dictionaries missed that one.
I think “High Fullutent” really means “highfalutin”
I wonder why “DRUGGIES” didn’t get an apostrophe.
Because the Devil loves me back?
Surely only in the USA. If I saw this in anywhere in Europe I would assume it was a parody Monty Python have a lot to answer for…..
I’d say that ‘Why do you love the Devil?’ is right up there with ‘And when did you stop beating your wife?’ in the abject question-begging stakes … except that it actually lists “wifebeater’s”…
Psycho Killers, Qu’est-ce que c’est?
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa.
“Loud mouth women”.
I for one am surprised to find RACIST’S on the list. My first guess would have been that the person assembling such a list would in all likelihood be racist.
The cynical part of me thinks that racists and wife beaters are on the list as an attempt at, “Look, see? We’re talking about genuinely bad people. We’re not haters at all.”
I think they mean all those minorities who are so racist against white people.
Who is missing from the list? Who is possibly left over to disavow the devil? I can’t think of anyone ‘pure’ enough to be saved.
Republicans and the wealthy were not on the list. Nor were anti-government militia members.
I’m surprised the list doesn’t have Hater’s on it. For just that little extra hypocrisy.
Well, the Devil makes a mean martini. He’s also an excellent violin player. And he’s such a polite guest- always bringing wonderful presents to dinner parties!
P. K’s, Party Killers? Yep I’m totally against that.
When you mention Sophisticated Swine I can only think of Animal Farm and how some animals are more equal than others.
LOL Four legs good, two legs better!
apart from Muslims this hedge priest seems to have left out the whole sub continent: Janes, Hindus, etc plus animists Zoroastrians, Mithraists, Santerians , Voodouns, ancestor worshipers etc and no mention of ladies who love ladies?
What I need to know is, does one get a “better” hell if one can tick more than one box? I qualify on a few of those so do I deserve more hell, a nastier devil or do I get just a regular serve? This could be discriminatory!
The sign looks familiar, I’m sure these charming people were holding one up when protesting outside the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia last year. Example from my Flickr page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/crouchy69/6943516134/ They area a fundementalist xtian group from Adelaide, which meant they traveled from Adelaide to Melbourne to stand outside the convention centre at lunch time to be laughed at and heckled by Aron Ra. :P
I’m struggling to imagine how someone could be so divorced from reality to write such signs (and think that they are a great idea which really saves lots of people for the Lord), and yet have any idea what emos are.
Maybe the inclusion of emos is a coded cry for help from someone stuck in a fundamentalist cult trying to show that they do retain some awareness of what happens “on the outside” in the hope that that a friendly passer-by will intervene?
Or maybe they are just a closet fan of Death Cab for Cutie or My Chemical Romance and can’t come to terms with their own musical orientation, thinking that it’s just a lifestyle choice and they can pray it away? :)
Maybe they meant emus? God hatin’ birds!
Well, they look so much like dinosaurs they must obviously be a trick of the devil to make people believe in evolution.
I see this thing pop up now and then, and the general reaction I’ve encountered is a pissing-match to see who can get the highest score. For example:
I’ve got homo, druggie, feminist, drunkard, atheist, environmentalist, P.K. (because without specifying what that is, it could literally be *anything*; I’m treating it like the free square on a bingo board; you all feel free to do the same), abortionist (I don’t perform them, but I’m definitely pro-choice), government recipient, fornicator, thief (hey, it’s not like I’ve never stolen anything ever), gambler, pervert, agnostic, liar, and liberal. That adds up to 16. I better step up my game.
I’m late to the party, I guess. I was going to point out all the apostrophe abuse, but now I see I don’t have to.
I’m trying to figure out why sports nuts are on there. Does that mean that everyone who watched the super bowl is going to hell? Don’t a lot of republicans and religious people watch sports?
22! Including everything I’ve ever done! Too bad I hate sports, and all the religious ones are out. Wait, I was born Catholic! 23! Well, I am pushing it with “High Falutent” and “Sophisticated Swine” but I do clean up well.
Very Important Question: Why does only the P get a period? If it stands for Preachers’ Kids then shouldn’t it be P.K.’s?
Simple – the apostrophe ate the period.
I’m not at all surprised to see “Racists” on the list. I have to keep telling people over and over again, Christians aren’t racist by default. There are some very racist Christians and there are also plenty of non-racist Christians. And there are a lot of “I’m totally not racist” Christians who still have racist tendencies that they don’t realize are racist, but that goes for many people, regardless of religion. They would still think of racism as a bad thing.
That level of apostrophe abuse ought to be a felony.
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