erik lundegaard

Updating Scrooge

I was reading something yesterday and the author used the word “humbug” as a noun and my mind immediately tried to translate it into modern terminology. “Fraud” would be accurate but my first impulse was “bullshit.”

That actually works better as a translation for the word as an exclamation. Which made me imagine Scrooge saying it throughout “A Christmas Carol.”

“Merry Christmas, Uncle!” said Scrooge's nephew, as he strode into the office.
“Christmas,” muttered Scrooge. “Bullshit!”

Makes him seem less quaint, and crazier.


Posted at 03:07 PM on Mon. Dec 15, 2008 in category Culture  
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brenda b wrote:

"bullshit" i like it! will try it out . . .

b/c i am playing scrooge this xmas ;)
Comment posted on Mon. Dec 15, 2008 at 07:23 PM

Mister B wrote:

Not only less quaint and crazier, but also more likely to shoot a friend in the face while quail hunting.
Comment posted on Mon. Dec 15, 2008 at 10:26 PM

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