Up Yours

In lieu of a profound and insightful reflection on Easter I offer the following bit of “Anguished English”:

The associate minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: “I Upped my Pledge-Now Up Yours!”

What I imagine is a bunch of postcards, or the cover of a newsletter, being sent out to parishioners as a part of this church’s stewardship campaign with “Up Yours!” printed in a big and bold font on the front.

One Response to “Up Yours”

  1. K.L.B.  

    It’d save ink to simply write in 48 point type “F Off!”

    Same message, same expression, same sentiment.


    Go figure.

    Perhaps we could coarsely jest about the dimensions of his fully turgid manhood.

    But then, our LORD instructed us to put away filthy speech and coarse jesting… at least last I read.

    Is it not part of that “in the world but not of it” ethos? And yet, I confess that at times, of being guilty of the same.

    By the way… it may interest you to know, that soon I’ll be starting to read “The Scope and Nature of University Education,” an 1859 book by John Henry Newman, D.D.