March 7, 2007

Your daily dose of Edd, Part VII

I've decided that I don't like the new dictionary-esque format for the daily dose. It just doesn't look good. So, I'm going back to the old format.

"One guy would get rattle snaked and then it's all over."

Here we have yet another example of how Edd manages to use nouns in place of verbs. At one point a few weeks ago, we were talking about video games that we used to play back in the days of Windows 3.1. Games such as Chip's Challenge, Ski Free, and Rodent's Revenge all came up. If you haven't guessed already, the above phrase was used in regards to the oh-so-universally-played Oregon Trail. Yes. You know it well. Everyone, I think, has played the game, and the fear of Dysentery is one to which we all can relate.

We were discussing the various ways in which one could lose the game, when the "demise-inducing" (you get two Eddisms today!) rattle snakes came up. You would be minding your own business, only a river crossing away from completing the game when the pesky reptiles would move in for the kill. Your mom would get bitten first. You'd bury her, be sad, but move on. You'd think, "I've already had to endure one snake bite. They can't be coming around again any time soon." Of course, this was an ignorant thought. They'd always come back. The game was over.

Now, most normal English speakers would describe this sort of chain of events somewhat like, "One passenger would get bitten by a rattle snake and then they would attack in droves. The game would be lost at that point." Edd, however, prefers to utilize a far more simplistic version of English. "One guy would get rattle snaked and then it's all over."

*I am aware of the fact that "snaked" is a verb. However, when used as Edd does, the application is not correct. To use the verb correctly, one must use it in a sentence like, "He snaked his way through the garden." A rattle snake cannot "snake" someone. Therefore, it is not possible for a rattle snake to have "snaked" a person.

1 comment:

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I have a post on my blog about a snake getting "rattled" (or is it "de-rattled?").

Edd sounds like fun to talk to.