|O2 n' Lungs||amflyer|
Jun 13, 2001 4:04 PM
|Someone downpost recently linked O2 n'Lungs with Frankie Andeau...is this true?
Fact is, Frankie was and is my fave Postie. Additionally, I seem to remember getting pretty PO'd at something O2 etc. said once, and letting it be pretty well known that I felt that way.
I would hate to think that I flamed one of my heros...or maybe not.
I think I started with, "Dear Oh pew and dung..."
Say it ain't so...
|We're all Equal in Cyberspace.||grz mnky|
Jun 14, 2001 10:54 AM
|That's one of its beauties. President of the USA - so what - you can get flamed just as easily (maybe even *more* easily based on current events). It also raises the issue to think before you hit "send"...or not. ;-)|
|He's running around Europe saying NUCULAR! (nm)||mike mcmahon|
Jun 14, 2001 10:59 AM
|I thought they tutored him on that already!||grz mnky|
Jun 14, 2001 12:19 PM
|The total dope (TD) has been doing this for a while. He's an embarrassment. IMO.|
|Explain the "Nucular" thing...sounds funny. nm||amflyer|
Jun 14, 2001 3:31 PM
|Explain the "Nucular" thing...sounds funny. nm||mike mcmahon|
Jun 14, 2001 4:14 PM
|Our new President pronounces "nuclear" as "nucular." He not only says nucular, he really puts an emphasis on the second "u", making his mis-pronunciation especially noticeable. Rumor has it that the Bush camp was working with him in an effort to get him to pronounce it correctly. However, based on what I've hear on the radio and TV over the past week, he sounds worse than ever. With missile defense being a big issue on the European trip, the "n" word is coming up a lot. I suppose some people find it charming in a "down-home" kind of way. It makes me cringe every time I hear it. Satirist Harry Shearer did a funny piece on this on his radio program Le Show. It was a Pygmalion-type piece with a professor attempting to teach W how to say NUCLEAR instead of NUCULAR.|
|Love any reason to rag on Bush...||Joe B.|
Jun 14, 2001 6:00 PM
|...but I have to admit, he's far from alone. I was trained in nuclear power in the USN, and I never noticed how many people mispronounced that word until friends and relatives started asking me how I like "nucular" power after I had been in awhile... Some quite well educated people, too. When you do it for a living, it REALLY grates on your nerves. (Don't do it any more, but it still blazes like a neon sign when I hear someone say "nucular".