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Opening Arguments

A teen trend

When I was still in high school, a friend of mine confessed, during a much-regretted hangover, that he did not "drinkee for drinkee"; he "drankee for drunkee." That put him decades ahead of this guy, an honest-to-God sociologist who works for a real univeristy:

It is only 7.30pm, but difficult to avoid groups of rowdy teenagers. As we head towards the restaurant we see two girls sitting on the pavement, giggling as they throw up.

Not an unusual sight on a Saturday night in my pretty Kentish town of Faversham. Drinking to get drunk has become a disturbing dimension of contemporary youth culture.

Drinking to "get drunk" is a disturbing "trend" of "contemporary" youth culture? Heavens, if that keeps up, it might be catch on. This just in: Disturbing new trend of cold weather in February has been observed.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Bob G.
Mon, 09/24/2007 - 12:47pm

That cold weather trend is following so damn close ton the heels of all these trends for HOT weather in August, it's downright scary!
Ain't it?



Steve T.
Mon, 09/24/2007 - 2:48pm

>As we head towards the restaurant ...

The writer might begin by learning to spell. "Toward" is a word: "towards" is not. Neither do we have unalienable rights, for that matter; our rights are inalienable -- but who's counting (besides me). "Besides" IS a word, BTW. Ain't English a bee-otch?