Bombs

£2.40

‘Bombs’ Anti-Brexit Greeting Card to support the No Brexit, anti-Brexit movement, in the style of a poster showing a revolver with a barrel bent back upon itself, shooting bombs back to the person shooting the revolver. ‘Oops!’ and ‘The Unintended Consequences Of Brexit’

– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope

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SKU: B0016 Category:

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Bombs

Bombs is an anti-Brexit greeting card in the style of a poster showing a revolver with a barrel bent back upon itself, shooting bombs back to the person shooting the revolver. ‘Oops!’ and ‘The Unintended Consequences Of Brexit’

The origin of the word bombs, as in explosive projectiles comes from Latin, meaning a deep booming sound. And that is of course the noise a bomb makes. So the word is echoic, meaning that the word echoes the sound of the thing it describes.

Then we have the use when something or someone bombs, as in failing miserably. A new film might bomb at the box office or a comedian might fall flat at a club.

And then there is the very opposite use that is current. Then, when something is described as being the bomb, it means it is very good indeed.

Either way, the projectiles in this card are coming back to bite the people who thought Brexit was a good idea.

Oops

Oops, on the other hand, meaning an exclamation of surprise and an apology, is very recent. The first recorded use is in the 1930s. Of course, it can be used in a mock way as in the Britney Spears song, Oops, I did it again.

In that song the singer knows full well what she has done and did not do it by mistake. She is play acting little miss innocent to whom things happened. She makes out she had no part in it, that she was simply the recipient. But the tone tells the opposite story. Here are a few lines from the song to show that’s what it really means.

Oops, I did it again
I played with your heart, got lost in the game
Oh baby, baby
Oops, you think I’m in love
That I’m sent from aboveā€¦

Then there’s a more loving and sincere version of oops. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong sang about how they were crazy in love. They sang it in the song Oops that dates from the 1950s. Again, here are a few lines

Oops, my heart went oops,
The moment that we met, my heart went oops,
I never will forget, my heart turned hoops,
The moment that I met you

And oops, my heart went oops,
It went into a spin of loop-di-loops
You must’ve thought me kin to nincompoops
The silly way I acted

SKU: B0016

'Bombs' Anti-Brexit Greeting Card A greeting card to support the No Brexit, anti-Brexit movement, in the style of a poster showing a revolver with a barrel bent back upon itself, shooting bombs back to the person shooting the revolver. 'Oops!' and 'The Unintended Consequences Of Brexit'
Bombs
£2.40