Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones, But A Sharp Stick In Your Eye Will Hurt Worse !

I get frustrated when I hear people misuse the English language, especially politicians and the media. I do not profess to be a scholar, but by the same token, I did graduate the ninth grade. That's really all I expect from most people, the ability to communicate on at least a ninth grade level.

My number one favorite dumb ass is President Georgie, whose most favorite thing to do is embarrass me and most of the United States by saying "nuke-yoo-lar" (nuclear, for the hard of understanding). What makes it even more irritating to me, is the fact that his advisors must have said to him, "Prez, you're mispronouncing the word".

The words real-a-tor (realtor), jew-loo-ry (jewelry) and ath-a-lete (athlete) are so commonly mispronounced that it makes me want to stick a pencil in my ear.

I can't tell you the number of times that one of the holier-than-thou media types have referred to a court case and eloquently stated that the charges were "squashed". I then find myself yelling at the TV set, "It's quashed, Einstein ! Bugs get squashed, charges get quashed". This is normally about the time that Shithead (my cat) comes out of the bedroom and says, "What's the matter, Jimmy, did they say "squashed" again?"

Then, we come to "Podium Al" Sharpton, the obnoxious, fire-fueling, dimwit, who can take any innocent statement by anyone and run it up the proverbial racial flagpole, ostensibly in the name of justice, but practically for the sake of the almighty spotlight and the monies derived from same. At the same time, he (unknowingly, I assume) embarrasses himself with statements like, "Now I "axe" you, would dese people be doing dat widout malice?"

It's About Time: Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro has finally stepped down, ending an almost 50 year stint as the Cuban president. Of course, nepotism prevails and brother, Raul will take over as the new leader of Cuba. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your beard, Fidel !

From The Who Cares Department - Lindsay Lohan posed nude for the New York magazine, ostensibly to recreate and honor(?) the photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe's six weeks before her death. I've seen the unedited photos of both she and Marilyn and she can't hold a candle to Marilyn Monroe. Britney Spears let her cat out of the bag again getting out of her car yesterday while entering Sushi House Unico in Los Angeles. So much for her "recovery". See both edited photos in The Pictures.

The Pictures: I found some shopping bags that I thought may be of interest to you. I also found a picture of Britney Spears who, now that she has recovered, made it a point to get back in the swing of things by returning to her car exiting trick allowing everone to know that her kitty cat is still in good health. Lindsay Lohan "honored" the late Marilyn Monroe by recreating Monroe's nude photos taken six weeks before her untimely death. Both pictures have been edited.

Some of my more interesting pic's are displayed today, more specifically the seahorses and a few more from my menagerie.

This Date In History: 1807; Former United States vice president Aaron Burr is arrested and charged with plotting to create an independent republic. 1846; The official state government of Texas is installed in the city of Austin. 1847; After spending the winter under harsh conditions that drove them to cannibalism in order to survive, members of the Donner Party are rescued. 1945; United States Marines storm the island of Iwo Jima. Nearly 60,000 marines went ashore the eight square mile volcanic island. 1961; Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Lincoln City, Indiana, is established as a United States National Monument.

Birthdays: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer (1473), David Garrick, British actor, (1717), Stan Kenton, jazz musician (1912), Lee Marvin, actor (1924), Smokey Robinson, singer and songwriter (1940).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My pal, Beverly, sent me the following joke.

A husband in his back yard is trying to fly a kite. He throws the kite up into the air only to see the wind catch it for a few seconds and crash back to earth. He tries this a few more times with the same results.

All the while, his wife is watching him from the kitchen window, muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything.

Finally, she opens the window and yells to her husband, "You need a piece of tail".

The man turns with a confused look on his face and says, "Make up your mind. Last night you told me to go fly a kite."

A father told his son that he needed to get a haircut or he would not be able to use the family car for his date on Saturday.

The son said, "Dad, I've been reading the bible lately and did you know that Sampson had long hair, Moses had long hair and even Jesus had long hair."

His father replied, 'That's right, my son and did you notice that all three were walking?" 

That's it for today my little rosebuds. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

9 comments:

mumma4evr said...

my fav mispronunciation that I heard all last week was ValetiMes Day.....grrrrr
Becky

luvrte66 said...

I have to admit that I'm a member of the Grammar Police, too. I don't get riled by it, though, unless it's a member of the media, whether TV or newspaper. Isn't that what editors are for?!

Beth

bamawmn46 said...

I have to say, 'axe' or 'axt' drive me up a wall! Not so much now because I don't hear it as often as I did when I lived in the 'big ole city.'  

The pics (other than the ones of nekkid lindsey and 'open-buffett' britney) are great! I like the seahorses.... underwater sea creatures are so interesting....

HI to shithead!!
Jackie

mpnaz58 said...

I once tried to take a picture with a camera...upside down!  That was in my younger days, when I was a party girl!  Now I'm just an old fuddy duddy, who still can't take good pics, yet I use the camera properly...operator error, I'm told!  Brittney...what can you say!
xoxo ~Myra

ma24179 said...

This entry was just too funny! I am guilty of pronouncing jewelry and athlete incorrectly myself, but I do just fine with realtor lol. I agree with you about public figures, these people are representing our country! The least they could do is speak proper English lol! Oh, and Britney Spears letting the cat out of the bag, I about died laughing because of the way you phrased that! I enjoyed the jokes as well. Have a wonderful night. (((HUGS))) -Missy
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lanurseprn said...

Picture No. 17 with the boy and his doggie praying are relatives of mine. I just found out the boy is my cousins kid. Small world huh?
Pam

garnett109 said...

How long can Raul last at his age?
Send in the Clowns( Bush & Cheney)

shrbrisc said...

I am so behind in journals but I enjoyed this one ,
hugs
Sherry

rdautumnsage said...

Even taking into account I'm deaf, I still work on my pronunciation of words. If I can do it without hearing, they sure as hell can learn to speak proper English as well. I can't stand it when people use lingo. I think it's nothing sort of being purely lazy. (Hugs) Indigo