There’s nothing wrong with a rude greetings card or two…or is there?
We here at cardshit.com recently stumbled across an article from The Telegraph that focused on rude greetings cards and whether or not they can sometimes go a touch too far? Sparked by the discovery of a rude greetings card in the Leeds University students union, the article talks about the crushing disappointment of opening up that thoughtful birthday card or Valentine’s Day card, only to discover a rude or mildly offensive message inside.
I mean, just imagine that Valentine’s Day has arrived and you expectantly open up the envelope to see our “I’d Ride You Like A Stolen Bike” rude greetings card, or on your birthday you receive our “One In The Bum, No Harm Done, Two In The Bum, Double The Fun” rude greetings card, if your reaction is anything but hysterical laughter, then maybe our “What's The Difference Between 3 Cocks And A Joke? You Can't Take A Joke” rude greetings card is more your style.
In this modern age of political correctness and what many British people call “PC gone mad”, there’s so much pressure to watch what you say, and not to offend someone on any level whatsoever. Gone are the days where calling someone “a big girls blouse”, or a “ginger cunt” will get you a high five and a round of laughs. Now it’s just dirty looks and disgusted sighs, whilst the uptight bores unfriend you on Facebook. Isn’t that sad, when you really think about it? Comedians are getting so many complaints and people are so quick to be offended that we are constantly living in fear of being accused of discriminating against someone with the comments that we make. Life is all about having fun, smiling and laughing, and if that means making a few jokes at another’s expense, then that’s fine by us! As long as it’s a joke, and not a reflection of how you really feel, then what’s the problem?
The conclusion of the aforementioned Telegraph article reads as follows:
“Ultimately, it’s just a question of poor taste. If someone hands you a sexist card and seriously agrees with the message, I’d advise cutting all ties with them immediately. But if they mean it as a joke, perhaps you’d be better off educating them to improve their questionable sense of humour by the time your next birthday rolls around.”
We would be inclined to disagree with the last part of this statement, yes it’s a question of taste, but it’s also a question of having a fucking laugh, and if you find yourself so highly strung that you’re offended by receiving a “Happy Anniversary Of The Day You Popped Out Your Mum's Front Bottom #happyfuckingbirthday” or “Happy Birthday Cunt Head” birthday card, then you will find yourself without friends pretty quickly.
Here at cardshit.com we (obviously) love a rude greetings card, and honestly nothing gives us as much joy as creating and designing our range of rude and mildly offensive greetings cards for all of you naughty people. So, if it’s all a question of taste, and if, like us, you revel in having poor taste, and subjecting your friends and family members to this poor taste, then we reckon it’s all a bit of harmless fun. Just maybe think about who you’re giving the rude greetings card to, to save yourself the earache…