Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Gird Thy Loins!
As kids my sister Kathy and I used to giggle and joke over the common Biblical phrase "Gird thy loins." Heck, as full grown adults we still used the phrase to describe quite a few situations to one another. The phrase also came in quite handy for a great laugh when used in context.

When Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pop or Rap artist would reach down and squeeze their genitals on stage, they immediately were rated to the genre' of "Gird Loined Music". As sisters we had a very strange way of filing our Cassette and CD collection. Granted, we had the usual Dance, Rock, Metal sections but we also had a few odd ones. Such as "Stuff that Dad Listens To" and "Songs I danced with a Boy to". We even had a section named "Queer" where we stuffed the LP of any artist who was openly gay or highly suspected of being gay. Queen was jammed in there, Elton John, Boy George, George Michael and many a highly suspected Boy Band. Finally there was "Gird Loined Music" and this was the bottom of the barrel because grabbing your stuff on stage was perverted and gross.

As we grew older the phrase took on entirely new meanings. Such as getting control over oneself. If Mom was bitching unreasonably or an argument was becoming quite heated, "Gird thy loins" replaced the common phrase of "Get a Grip."

Seeing a guy in bike shorts or wearing a speedo on the Jersey Shore prompted some sort of Loin statement. Depending, of course if the look was appealing or not. A fat guy with Plumbers crack would certain get the "Gird thy Loins" label. While a hot guy walking by, no matter what he was wearing would get a phrase more along the lines of, "There are some loins I wouldn't mind girding."

So why stop there, I mean it's a catchy yet classic and ancient kind of phrase. I purpose that we turn "Gird Thy Loins" into a Three letter acronym to be used on blogs, email, chat and message boards everywhere. Like the sickening "Laughing Out Loud" (LOL) acronym that is so overused and abused.

From now on when responding to someone who seems off their rocker or we need to prepare them for a shock of reality - we'll type, "GTL, Dude!" When they ask you, "What does GTL mean", laugh at them and make them feel stupid. Let's all use GTL everywhere and see how fast it catches on.

PS: Stop by and visit Ian's blog and leave him a GTL.
Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 10:19 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 6:00 AM, Blogger Ian said…

    Hahaha funny. It's such a great phrase! And yes, it's been a long time since my loins were girded haha :)

     
  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said…

    that picture is so gross. I think I'm scarred for life. My thirteen are up.

     
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