Sunday, February 17, 2008

Nothing to do with any earlier comments I may have made...but,

is anyone else disturbed by Valentine's Day being referred to VD? I mean, it's perfectly natural to be disturbed by Valentine's Day but the fact that people will insist on referring to a day where rather a large number of people either hope to get laid immediately or are (effectively) paying for future sex by the initials VD which, aside from being the initials of my grandfathers', is short for Venereal Disease just totally disturbs me. Honestly, if I was ever asked what I got for VD I'd get a wee bit cranky and mutter rude things about other people's minds and/or the wonders of penicillin.

Yes, I know this is a disturbing insight into the workings of my mind. And, yes, my grandfather had rocking initials (he probably also had VD at some point but I rather think my mother would be horrified if I said that aloud).

8 comments:

Al Cad said...

The obvious answer is to rename it St. ’Tine’s Day...

nailpolishblues said...

That would work quite well for both the pro and anti Valentine's Dayers. For the antis St 'tine's Day could be short for 'stick a tine or ten in my eyes and ears else there'll be murder and these flower and heart obsessed weirdos freak me out!' Hmm, must remember that.

Al Cad said...

Although, of course, ’Tine’s needs to have the capital T...

nailpolishblues said...

Pedant!

Al Cad said...

...for the abbreviation, my acerbic, sleep deprived friend!

nailpolishblues said...

*grumbles*

I'm not in the least sleep deprived. I didn't even surface until nearly midday.

Now hush a while, I'm trying to write an email and I am highly distractable.

alexis said...

Hear, hear. I think you make a very important point here. Whoever decided to abbreviate Valentine's Day to VD has clearly not read any war-era public health notices recently.

In other news:

The only saint whose day is pink
is Valentine. It makes you think.


- my sister.

nailpolishblues said...

Alexis, how could they not have? War era public [or even pubic] health notices make excellent reading.

Er, your sister has made me think but possibly not in the way intended.