Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shocked and Appalled

My 6th grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Dygas, was one of those teachers that everyone everyone makes fun of behind their back. She was probably in her 60s, and the rumor was that she wore a wig (unsubstantiated); she sometimes wore bare arms and had that jiggly underarm flab that all women of a certain age, and we were horribly cruel about it. The fact is, she deserved it - she was also horribly cruel and her trademark phrase was "shocked and appalled", as in "I am shocked and appalled by these quiz results".

Although I spent most of that class nursing a devastating crush on the guy who sat behind me, the one thing I picked up and use constantly to this day is the phrase "shocked and appalled". It just has a certain ring to I like, and it also has a way of expressing a very certain emotion.

What's nice about this photo is that the face of the woman is expressing the exact same emotion that the viewer feels when he looks at it - shocked and appalled.

6 comments:

Cris said...

I think if I never see that rainbow belt again, it will be too soon.

Kitty In A Cathouse said...

It can't be a coincidence that this woman's shadow makes the drunk chick behind her look like she has monster pubic hair crawling out of her lycra jumper.

generationbubble said...

Dad really needs to lay off the soy milk.

Law Offices Of Johnston & Johnston said...

The phrase I love to stick with is that fits a lot of emotions is "terribly alarming".

peter said...

wow you have all the reason, the expression in the face of that women is look like that women used viagra without prescription and forget about the age and problems.

darlin_virg said...

Or Ms. Chokesondick from South Park. I thought she was at a rave, until I realized no one else was dressed like a candy raver. Now I'm convinced she was the token Hula girl.