Deeming as signifier

N. writes:

This comic strip explains “deeming” in terms of changing diapers … rather appropriate.

Observation: the word “deem” is about to become embedded in the culture. We could help. Use it as a synonym for “broken,” for “illegal,” or for unlawful sexual intercourse.

“Look at the rim of my car after driving over that rock. It is definitely deemed.”

Sign in a store: “Shoplifters and others who deem things theirs will be prosecuted.”

Marine: “Man, this situation is all deemed up.”

LA replies:

How about this, based on “Heather on the Hill,” from Brigadoon? (Warning: possibly vulgar language.)

The GOP they need a reamin’
But all our Dems are holdin’ still
So take my hand and let’s go deemin’
Through the health care on the Hill.

If you don’t know the original lyrics, here they are:

The mist of May is in the gloamin’
And all the clouds are holdin’ still.
So take my hand and let’s go roamin’
Through the heather on the hill.

N. replies:

That’s very good, and “Brigadoon” is the only place Obamacare has a chance of actually working.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 17, 2010 10:20 AM | Send

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