Young people today! The corner of New Town Road and St Johns Avenue, September 2010.
Theme Thursday yet again, and my, how appropriate is the theme today! Yes people, we are gripped by ENNUI. Well may you scoff at the notion of being engrossed in your own listlessness, but modern life is just like that sometimes.
Look at the graffiti above. Consider the written expression. Are the authors likely to be dynamic and enthusiastic members of their local community? They can’t spell “sucks” and they forsake the Australian “arse” for the bastardised American “ass”. If that does not tell you something about the state of their melancholy, nothing will!
Taken as a whole, the message is unclear.
PiGS SUX COCK ASS
Now, I could be generous and presume that our wanton vandals are actually intrepid young veterinary students positing a revolutionary new procedure for our porcine friends. Indeed, we might postulate that PiGS SUX [meaning suxamethonium chloride] COCK ASS refers to some kind of surgical procedure involving donkeys, roosters and large amounts of a drug that induces muscle relaxation and short-term paralysis.
Knowing that pigs organs have great potential for use in humans, we might propose another explanation. Perhaps the COCK does not refer at all to roosters. I am told by sources that the word COCK in some contexts is employed as a colloquial term for the male sexual organ. If we accept this hypothesis, then perhaps, just perhaps, the suxamethonium chloride is necessary to transplant the donkey penis onto the pig, with the eventual goal of liberating men from the terrors of an undernourished penis. A quick scan of my spam mailbox tells me that there might just be a market for it!
However, am reticent to believe this, as although the prospect of harnessing the power of the donkey phallus would have its backers, the ethics approval for this kind of experiment would be very difficult to achieve. Especially in Tasmania, where the donkey has a wide range of civil liberties enshrined in law,
No, the simplest explanation is probably correct: ENNUI. Boredom and disenchantment. A poor grasp of syntax and sentence structure. Some kind of crude, poorly spelled and anatomically impossible sexual allusion involving the long hand of the law.
[See, the problem with ENNUI is that you really can't be FENCEd in once it takes hold...]