Language Matters: SIV edition

by Mr Juggles

Yes, I realize that a sieve is used to separate desired objects from unwanted material. However, it also has colloquial meanings: “in metaphor and simile, sieve may often be used to refer to things that are leaky…In particular, in hockey, a goaltender who lets a lot of goals through is sometimes compared to a sieve.” This is is a vehicle people that people should put their money into? A SIeVe?

Recommendation: Do not invest in vehicles (SIVs) that are named after leaky containers or goalies who allow too many pucks into the net. That is dumb. Do not even ask about Super SIeVes. And we won’t mention anything about SLUT either.

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  1. October 20th, 2007 | 9:49 am

    SIV stands for Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, the predecessor to HIV.

    SIV was possibly transmitted to humans by people who screwed monkeys.

    SIVs are acquired by people who are screwed by monkeys like Mozilo.

  2. Hogan
    October 21st, 2007 | 11:26 pm

    I do not believe it’s prudent to leaves SLUTs out of this discussion. Especially considering we may also utilize this term for goalies allowing excessive “5 hole” slap shots.