It bothers me when the Commander-In-Chief can't pronounce one of his "look-at-THIS" words.Not as much as his sneering style, and "make-my-day" approach...but it still bothers me, and I don't know why Dubya keeps butchering the word.Then, this morning on CNBC, former Sec of Defense Casper Weinberger was the guest. WOW...I thought! This guy is actually articulate, and sounds more like a grandfather than an adolescent wise guy.Point-by-point, Mr Weinberger explained why he thinks Dubya is on the right track. I was listening, trying very hard to see the other viewpoint....after all, I'm not a conservative!Then he said it. Plain as day.....NEW-KEW-LUR weapons. ARRRRRGGGGHHHH!But I came up with a theory. Do you think that the pronunciation is because these leaders are, in fact, influenced by their roots?Perhaps this is a way for us to recognize visitors from.......THE PLANET DORK !!!!Jack
I think it's a southern thing.-Bruce
Then he said it. Plain as day.....NEW-KEW-LUR weapons. ARRRRRGGGGHHHH!ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz yawn.How many times has someone say the same thing here?Ask Ted Kenedy how he would say the same word with his eastern accent. Get over it.Ruth
Don't you just hate it when southerners say "all" instead of "oil?"
Perhaps this is a way for us to recognize visitors from....... THE PLANET DORK !**********Your ad hominem attack reveals you to be a shallow and intolerant person.Like a large percentage of the American population, Bush43 doesn't use the dictionary pronunciation of nuclear. He says "NEW-KEW-LUR" rather than "NEW-KLEE-AR". So what? I do it too. I also say "TO-MAY-TO", not "TO-MAH-TO", and I say "O-RE-GUN", not "O-RI-GONE", and "ANT", not "AHHNT", and a host of other pronunciations that wouldn't mark me as a New England Blue Blood. That (regardless of what you may think) doesn't make me, or anyone else with similar speech habits, either stupid or a "dork".Do you also make fun of persons who speak with a Southern accent? Or a Western accent? The fact is that a Southern accent or a Western accent has nothing at all to do with intelligence or competence.Maybe you think all blondes are inherently stupid? If you do, there are a few (blonde) women I'd like to introduce you to who will quickly eviscerate you with their mental prowess. Maybe you think you could go a few rounds with Ann Coulter and come out on top, mentally? Doubtful. . .Perhaps you believe athletes are stupid, too? If you look into it, you'll find that collegiate athletes, as a group, are academically superior to their non-athletic peers, but that they've been stereotyped by the few in that group who are academic losers.Does an occasional misspelling or typo seem to reveal a feeble mind to you?There are, of course, many other such examples of stereotyping that fuel ad hominem attack and which are ultimately unjustifiable. They serve only to give warm, fuzzy, feelings of false superiority to someone who likes to cast names instead of dealing with issues.Try again. Only next time go for substance.Tom - no dork, and growing tired of trite ad hominem attack
I think it's a southern thing.-Bruce I think it's a brain-damaged thing.CF
I think it's a brain-damaged thing.You need some rest. You're shooting airballs.-Bruce
Maybe you think all blondes are inherently stupid? If you do, there are a few (blonde) women I'd like to introduce you to who will quickly eviscerate you with their mental prowess. Maybe you think you could go a few rounds with Ann Coulter and come out on top, mentally? Doubtful. . .Ann is a bottle blonde, doesn't count.
You need some rest. You're shooting airballs.-Bruce You're right, Bruce - it's bedtime. Enjoy the rest of your day!Your chumCF
It bothers me when the Commander-In-Chief can't pronounce one of his "look-at-THIS" wordsNot as much as his sneering style, and "make-my-day" approach...but it still bothers me, and I don't know why Dubya keeps butchering the word.I love digging up the oldies.http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13879220
"It bothers me when the Commander-In-Chief can't pronounce one of his "look-at-THIS" words." - JohnEBgood My friend, you would have loved to listen to Jimmy Carter. He also said NEW-KEW-LUR every time he used the word. And what makes his usage so special is he is a grad-u-rate NEW-KEW-LUR AINGINAIR and served on a NEW-KEW-LUR SUBJIREEN in the navy.
Jack,That post was good for a hearty laugh and a half. Well, Bush in the debates called Nigeria a continent and more recently wondered out loud if there were any blacks in Brazil. Bush just lacks brain power but you have to give him some credit too. He'll be remembered for his stupidity but the American public will be remembered as buffoons for voting for him. Dam, it sends a message to all aspiring public servants to become a drunk, use cocaine and then run for public office. Oh! Geez! I almost forgot, he actually didn't win the election as Harris and his cronies in the Supreme Court stole the election from Gore many months ago. Bush is hell bent on blowing up the universe riding into the sunset with that s_it eating smirk...my budget..my world..my ignorance...Please send this clown back to his Texas ranch ASAP. LOL..:)
"Do you also make fun of persons who speak with a Southern accent? Or a Western accent? The fact is that a Southern accent or a Western accent has nothing at all to do with intelligence or competence." It is NOT A "SOUTHERN" ACCENT! Bush simply can not or will not say the word properly. To state that Bush's inadequacies are a "southern" or "Texan" trait is just WRONG!jb...a Texan who pronounces the word correctly and can't stand listening to Bush mangle the language.
The one who can order the bomb(s) dropped should most definitely be able to pronounce the word.e(btw...my husband heard an npr show in which they theorized that he mispronounces it because so many other 'officials,' do...thus making him 'one of the guys.')
"The one who can order the bomb(s) dropped should most definitely be able to pronounce the word.:" Why???
Do we HAVE to have this discussion again?For example, how many Democratic ex-president former nuclear-sub commanders are there? Exactly one. How many of them pronounce this word the same way Bush does? Exactly one.
......a Texan who pronounces the word correctly and can't stand listening to Bush mangle the language.Hmm... al-OO-mi-NUM, LOO-tenant, 'erb, BOO-ay, sKedule, AIR-plane,...Why any American should get upset at someone continuing in the well established tradition of mangling the pronunciation and/or spelling of the English language I really don't understand. It was mangled long before "DOUBLE-YEW" came on the scene. ;-)Tinman
Why??? ===================Because the man with his finger on the button ought to at least TRY not to sound like an idiot.e
I don't mean to hurt anybody's feelings but Dubya is as Southern as instant grits.Check the record, y'all, the entire Bush clan is from New England. Florida would be much better served if his idiot brother went back there.It's not so much that they are stupid but that they are soooo arrogant."Born on third, thought they hit a triple."buzman
exwa says:"Because the man with his finger on the button ought to at least TRY not to sound like an idiot."Gotcha, By your logic of course, then you also considered JFK an idiot for talking about "Cuber" while having his finger on the nuclear button while blockading Cubaand Johnson was also an idiot for pounding the crap out of Viet NaaaM, while having his finger on the button during his war with Viet Nam. Yep, now I understand perfectly yours and the other pronunciation Nazis here.
Johnson was also an idiot for pounding the crap out of Viet NaaaM, while having his finger on the button during his war with Viet Nam. One of the less appealing sides to LBJ was that very iffy habit he had of inviting people in to discuss important political issues while having a crap in the morning.And wasn't it LBJ who tried to slide into the bed of one of his secretaries with the immortal line "Make room for your President, honey"?And now we have a President who can't say NEW-KLEER to save the planet.You Americans certainly can pick 'em (though I guess it was Lee Harvey Oswald who picked LBJ for you).CF
Your ad hominem attack reveals you to be a shallow and intolerant person.Errr...excuse me. Isn't that an ad hominem attack?But, I have to give you credit. I really wouldn't care much about DUBYA's style if I didn't detest his policiesC'mon....isn't obvious that he's obsessed with Sadaam?And...isn't he ignoring the problems with the economy?He's clearly a "one issue" president, and I hope that this misery lasts for only one (unelected) term.Does an occasional misspelling or typo seem to reveal a feeble mind to you?Nope...but a pattern of communication reveals a great deal about a person. In this case, Bush43 (hey...YOU brought up the IQ) really frightens me with his outlook on life.Jack
C'mon....isn't obvious that he's obsessed with Sadaam?No, he's concerned that WMD will fall into the hands of terrorists. Why aren't you?And...isn't he ignoring the problems with the economy?Not much he can do with a Dem Senate standing by to obstruct any measures that might help the economy, in order to have a better chance in 2004. If the Repubs retake the Senate, the economy will be effectively addressed, to the extent that the gov't can do so, if it hasn't already begun resurging by then.--fleg
"No, he's concerned that WMD will fall into the hands of terrorists. Why aren't you?"Not from Iraq for the near future. In the near term it would be Pak nukes that we should worry about."Not much he can do with a Dem Senate standing by to obstruct any measures that might help the economy..."Excuse me while I gag on that one. What lame stupid excuse will you have if the Republicans gain control and the economy dips to new lows?"Hey, it's Clinton's fault for criticizing the President."
This "NEW-KEW-LUR" thing was done on David Letterman [sp?] on Friday night where the President mispronounced it 19 times in his speech to the nation. Letterman made a funny face than said New -ku -ur jabbing Bush (everyone sort of laughed).Then David Letterman had Sen. John McCain [R - Arizona] on. A lot was revealed by the conversation. Here I will paraphrase what was said:Letterman: Saddam is like cancer. We should just go in a remove him. In my days that's what the CIA was used for. You would just here of a new leader installed and the other eliminated. Why do we do this?McCain: You can touch the guy. He has 24 palaces where is he stays. He never stays in one place too long. He spread himself out (so nobody and assassinate him).Letterman: Why can't we just get some one to penetrate his forces and get him.McCain: He is surrounded by body guard all the time. He moves around in tunnels. His guard is made up of people from his home town. They are too loyal. It is impossible to penetrate his group and get him. He kills all of his enemies. He rapes their wives to intimidate them...He is a real nut. He probably watches his movies (of wives being raped) and takes his Viagra (making fun motion with his hand - as if Saddam was masturbating to his rape movies)...It will take military action to get him.You know he is a nut. He is always shooting a gun in the air in front of a crowd. I wonder if he ever kill anybody with the bullets that come down?Letterman: Then why don't we just take him out...And, what about the idea of have him and Bush fight it out on a desert island or something like that.McCain: Well, if Bush take him up on that proposition and doesn't come back - [McCain kind of laughs] - I would be happy to take is job (as president). But seriously, if Saddam does not disarm and follow the UN resolutions I fear we will have to take military action (Applause).And, I am mindful of engaging in war - and putting our young people in harms way (more applause). We will consider every action very carefully.Letterman: What if Saddam doesn't disarm? Do you think he will?McCain: I fear he will not disarm. And, I fear we will have to take military action (applause)Letterman: You have been hot headed some times. How has it help you or hurt you.McCain: While I was young campaigning for governor (?) in Arizona my opponent used to heckle me about coming into town with my things in a carpet bag (a jab to carpet baggers as politicians who would breeze into down, con the voters, then rip-off the place and leave town) - I told him the long time I stayed in one place was Hanoi (in reference to stint as a POW in Vietnam). That shut him up and helped me win the election (then more chit chat about current events).
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