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PLASTIC TURQUETTE

Oh, no, Wonkette! You’re approximately clever; how could you fall for the plastic turkey lie?


Maybe [Bush] can feed the refugees plastic turkeys.

Join your deluded pals, Wonky.

(Via Jeffrey Wheeler)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/06/2005 at 08:42 AM
  1. Or maybe, a la Randall Robinson (who’s claimed that survivors are eating the dead), he can serve up some Wonkette Almondine.

    Posted by paco on 2005 09 06 at 10:56 AM • permalink

  2. "Dechoppered” is a word now? How many words can the yanks make up before it’s officially no longer english? :-)

    Posted by TonyP on 2005 09 06 at 11:04 AM • permalink

  3. That piece appears especially stupid, considering the levee breach has been repaired, and they’re now pumping water out of the city.  Pretty good for a “single lonely piece of equipment”.  Stupid wench.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 09 06 at 11:13 AM • permalink

  4. I guess the frequency of dinner party invitations has been down lately.

    Posted by PW on 2005 09 06 at 11:46 AM • permalink

  5. Since Wonkette herself is a plastic phoney, should this be any surprise?

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 09 06 at 11:57 AM • permalink

  6. TonyP: As many as we damn well want to.

    It’s OUR language - we stole it fair and square. You don’t hear TV newsies speaking that strine bafflegab, now do ya?

    Well, maybe you do. But NOBODY ELSE DOES…

    Posted by mojo on 2005 09 06 at 12:16 PM • permalink

  7. While Wonkette is the Blogosphere’s subject matter expert on anal sex, she just never seems to realize just exactly where her head is most of the time.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 09 06 at 12:27 PM • permalink

  8. Wonkette is to the blogosphere as Hispanic bikini-clad weathergirls are to meteorology.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2005 09 06 at 01:13 PM • permalink

  9. Wonkette?

    Shouldn’t she be writing about Bimbos, or something?

    Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2005 09 06 at 02:56 PM • permalink

  10. I thought we weren’t supposed to call the refugees “refugees.”

    Posted by the wolf on 2005 09 06 at 04:22 PM • permalink

  11. Who was it said something like, “The American version of the English language is a thug that chases other languages and dialects down dark alleys, mugs them and then rifles their pockets for anything useful?”

    Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2005 09 06 at 04:26 PM • permalink

  12. I’m starting to think we should come up with an annual Plastic Turkey award for the biggest me-idiat {media/idiot} and give thanks for the cornucopia of comments these people erh, “produce”.

    Posted by madawaskan on 2005 09 06 at 04:54 PM • permalink

  13. JorgX, the quote you’re thinking of is this:

    The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

    And it was James Nicoll wot said it.

    Posted by Pixy Misa on 2005 09 06 at 06:23 PM • permalink

  14. English can be likened to a great big melting-pot. Like a melting-pot culture it adopts what is useful. We need to get our culture back to that idea of the melting pot.

    Posted by amortiser on 2005 09 06 at 06:53 PM • permalink

  15. Since the US is by far the most populous English speaking nation, can’t we now just, you know, rename the language? 

    When I was a kid all students from grade 1 through 12 had to take a course called English.  Since turnabout is fair play, I’d like to see British, Aussie, New Zealand, and Canadian kids take “American”.

    Pax Americana!

    Posted by wronwright on 2005 09 06 at 07:38 PM • permalink

  16. All your English are belong to us! Har!

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 09 06 at 07:50 PM • permalink

  17. I think I read, many years ago, that Berlitz published two separate manuals, English English and American English.  Also, many years ago, while killing some time in Heathrow Airport, I bought (and still have) a pamphlet entitled “English-American Dictionary”.

    Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 2005 09 06 at 08:37 PM • permalink

  18. I think you may find India is the most populous English speaking nation in the world, given that it is one of the official languages and that there are so many native languages and dialects that the only way most Indians can understand each other is via English.

    Admittly Indian English can be a little hard to understand at times, but no more so than American English at times.

    Posted by corvus on 2005 09 06 at 08:47 PM • permalink

  19. OT but since we’re talking about big words (geez, I apologize for the segue), does anyone know if anything became of Kos’s “in two weeks, we’ll make war on the DLC” threat from, well, two weeks ago?

    Posted by PW on 2005 09 06 at 09:46 PM • permalink

  20. I love my English language.

    P.S., Kos is an idiot.  More to the point, Kos is a fucking idiot.  How’s that for English?

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 09 06 at 10:37 PM • permalink

  21. If India is the most populous English-speaking nation, then I guess we’re all speaking Indian.

    Posted by Evil Pundit on 2005 09 06 at 10:49 PM • permalink

  22. We have to maintain equilibrium by making up words to backfill those words being purged from “civilized” conversation (e.g. terrorist, refugees).

    Posted by debo.v2 on 2005 09 07 at 01:25 AM • permalink

  23. Well, it’s pretty clear that Wonkette speaks only limited American English.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 09 07 at 02:41 AM • permalink

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