Negative Profiling : The Serenade 

Vāk or Vāc is the Sanskrit word for “speech”, from a verbal root vac- “speak, tell, utter”.Personified, Vāk is a goddess; in the Veda she is also represented as created by Prajapati and married to him; in other places she is called the “mother of the Vedas” and associate of Indra. In Hinduism, she is identified with Sarasvati.

Nail : 
1. To perform or complete perfectly or impressively

2. Having completed a task with great accuracy.

“After Qualifying For Olympics, Dipa Karmakar Nailed it by Striking Gold At Rio Event”

‘Nailing’ something is basically the equivalent of hitting the nail on the head. Hitting the nail on the head is, as anyone who’s ever tried hanging a picture on a wall knows, something that requires great precision and the proper application of force (and in my own case, often also the proper application of a few Band-Aids or similar).
As such, it is quite logical that ‘nailing’ something—i.e., fastening it with a nail by delivering one quick blow in exactly the right place to make it sit tight just where it’s supposed to—would acquire the meaning of “to perform or complete perfectly or impressively”.

Screw : 

1. To mistreat or exploit through extortion, trickery, or unfair actions; especially : to deprive of or cheat out of something due or expected 

2. To treat so as to bring about injury or loss (as to a person’s reputation) —often used as a generalized curse

Screwed : 

1. To be in serious trouble.

2. A word describing something in a state of disrepair.

3. A word to describe a person who is heavily under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotic material, to an extent where it affects their behavioural patterns.

“When my parents found out I killed their parrot, I’m screwed!”

“Wow, someone screwed that car up pretty bad!”

“Wow, that guy is screwed!”

Unlike nails, screws are not quickly fastened with one blow. Rather, they must work their way in slowly, and they do so while turning around constantly.

It is a very common metaphor, cross-linguistically, to indicate that something has gone wrong or is not as it should be by likening it to something that turns around or loops out of place. A screw is a good candidate for this.

If a nail gives the mental image of something going straight in, according to a linear projection, just the way it’s supposed to, a screw gives the mental image of something curving, looping, winding around, in an inefficient manner.
Further derivations
Once you’ve got those two basic meanings, it’s very easy to derive further slang terms from them. The nail-based ones are actually remarkably few in number, but the screw-based ones abound: you can screw something up (mess it up), you can be screwy (crazy), you can be screwed (ruined, done for), you can ‘screw it’ (forget it, leave it aside), you can screw someone over (cheat them), you can screw around (fool around), you can screw someone (as in, “Screw you!”, not-so-politely telling them to go to hell), etc.

Interestingly, both ‘nail’ and ‘screw’ can refer to sexual intercourse—but with the very fundamental difference (borne over from the basic meanings of the word) that screwing someone just refers, in a roundabout way, to the general ‘in-out’ motions performed during sex, while nailing someone indicates that there is a nailer and a nailee: one party is ‘using’ the nail, and the other party is implicitly likened to a wall that the nail goes into. In other words, it is quite common for a guy to brag to his friends that he ‘nailed’ a girl; but not very common for a girl to say that she ‘nailed’ a guy.

Party pooper
1. a person who throws gloom over social enjoyment.”I hate to be a party pooper, but I’ve got to catch the last train”

party popper

1. a device used as an amusement at parties, which explodes when a string is pulled, ejecting thin paper streamers.

Toy with hearts

To tease someone; to deal lightly with someone’s emotions. 

The Serenade 

A young boy, Prince Jigme, the Dragon Prince goes on his first ever serenade trip with his father King Jigme and grandfather of the Wangchuck Pedigree Map, a special race of people with a specific duty of defending the Moon against a dragon which tries to eat it on occasion during a lunar eclipse. Only they are allowed to go outside on the night of a lunar eclipse and to use special made equipment from the hunting and camping store to shoot down the dragon.

After they anchor their Lifeboat in the middle of the sea, King Jigme presents Prince Jigme with a party popper similar to the ones he and Papà have to serenade the occasion. The two men disagree on how Prince Jigme should use it, with Papà calling him a party popper and King Jigme calling him a party pooper. Papà sets up a long ladder for Prince Jigme to climb so he can set an anchor on the hot air balloon in position to take them to the Moon and the three ascend to start their work of toying with the broken hearts of the dragon on the lunar surface.

Papà urges Prince Jigme to screw the hearts, while King Jigme favors nailing the hearts. As they quarrel, a huge heart crashes down on the moon; it is far too large for any of them to toy with by themselves. Twisting his party popper open, the way he wants to open it, Prince Jigme climbs onto the heart and taps it with a stake. It bursts apart into hundreds of smaller hearts, and all three sweepstakes, with Prince Jigme choosing to keep his stake to the heart instead of either man’s screws or nails. Once the job is done, they climb back down into their lifeboat and look up at the moon, which now displays a glowing crescent phase thanks to their efforts.

Influenced by La Luna and the Kuna Tribe

You go through the worst so you can answer the worst  

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