Sunday, September 21, 2008

Divisive vs. Verbage

McCain's supporters are saying Obama is an elitist because he's smart. They use as an example the way he pronounces the word "divisive." Look in the dictionary. Although the way Obama pronounces "divisive" is not the first pronunciation listed in my copy of Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), it is accepted as correct. When Sarah Palin said "verbage," she was, according to my copy of Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), either mispronouncing the word "verbiage" or she was using a word that does not exist. I think that makes her stupid. An idiot. Otnay ootay ightbray.

Imagine this scene: You're standing in the voting booth. There's a candidate (A) who is accused of being an elitist because he's smart. There is another candidate (B) who doesn't know how many houses he owns and, due to his medical history, has a 30% chance of dying before he completes his first term. (B)'s running mate, who has a 30% chance of becoming president if (B) wins, probably wouldn't get the same answer twice if you asked her to add two and two. She thinks Jesus rode a dinosaur! Let's see... eenie meenie minie moe...


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Feel free to delete this comment but it's 'rode' not 'road' when you used it like that. Unless you were makng a joke that is. And if you were joking, then I'm an anal idiot.

FranIAm said...

I love Dr. Monkey.

This election sinks to new lows by the minute.

Jesus, I am sick of these people! She is an idiot and people would rather call Obama an elitist rather than own their own prejudice.

Ed said...

Dr. Monkey: You are absolutely correct. I am guilty, once again, of typing faster than I can think and failing to proof-read. I will correct the offending typo post haste.

Franiam: Jesus, I, too, am sick of these people. The double standards they are throwing our way are nothing short of astounding. I can't decide if they are complete morons or cynically political geniuses. Or politically cynical geniuses. Whatever, they are completely lacking in any moral standards by any definition. All they care about is winning and they will do whatever it takes and screw morality and honesty.

Suzy said...

Fran: It depresses the hell out of me.

Dr. Monkey: That is what happens when he doesn't run his posts by the resident teacher/proof reader/former spelling bee contestant.