A fascinating report has just been released by the Australian Institute for Verbal Analyses (AIVA), regarding the contemporary use of the phrase ‘here’s trouble,’ amongst Australian-speaking entities.
After several years of comprehensive investigation, cross-referencing data with multiple institutions across the globe, AIVA have found a damining conclusion.
‘Here’s trouble,’ is pretty much never said when there is actual trouble, or concern, or genuine fear.
Unfortunately for those who like their phrases to have direct relation to the situations in which they find themselves, ‘here’s trouble’ seems to be solely applied to situations where the stakes are almost obscenely low. For example, when a friend who drank to excess the previous night turns up unwell this next day, or when someone you knew at school bumps into you at uni and you want to feign the closeness you had some years ago.
Trouble often occurs in everyday life, even when you’re not playing the hit board game ‘Trouble.’ Whether the trouble involve Trump’s collusion with Russia, or awkward social situations, or disobeying your teacher in Year 7, trouble honestly isn’t that hard to come by.
It feels like the odds are that, at a certain point, ‘here’s trouble’ and instances of actual trouble should line up.
What are the odds?!
Pretty slow news day here at The Obiter, anyway, what’s new with you?