Friday, June 02, 2006

'Arthur Dent' Moments

'Arthur Dent' Moments (n.)

Occasions when you are confronted with trying to understand those immediately around you (whether acquaintances or otherwise), but are unable to do so. Whether your incomprehension is due to your own lack of concentration, or the amount of alcohol consumed by members of the party, or other reasons, is irrelevant. However, you are left with the feeling(s) of a) complete bewilderment, and b) the overwhelming need for a cup of tea.

Usage: "I just didn't know what was going on, or what I was supposed to do. It was a real 'Arthur Dent' moment."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

adj.?

Cyber Control said...

Could be a noun, unsure. Perhaps I should consult CAMGR and get back to you...

Talk Show Host said...

I'd go for noun! What's CAMGR?

Cyber Control said...

Thank you very much anonymous poster, your feedback was very much appreciated and the currect changes were made.

Just to let you know, CAMGR are an unscrupulous bunch of pseudo-intellectuals who organize themselves around 'The Campaign for Real Grammar', much in the way that old men over the age of 40 campaign for 'real ale'. However, CAMGR members seem to spend all their free time doing crosswords instead.

Talk Show Host said...

Would Stu be offended by that comment? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Who you calling pseudo-intellectual? I'm all the way intellectual I'll have you know

Chris

Talk Show Host said...

Oh dear, this post and discussion seems to offend a few people!