I like speaking and writing correctly. Sometimes, I even succeed at so doing. 🙂
Perhaps a better title for this post would be Word Pet Peeves.
I loathe the use of this instead of the correct word, REGARDLESS. Sadly, the O.E.D. (Oxford English Dictionary) has added this variant as a real word, because it is in common use.
My guess is people were trying to pronounce SUPPOSEDLY, and stumbled. Or mis-heard. Then adopted it as correct. It’s not.
I used to work with an investigator. An educated man, I can only surmise he mis-heard VERBATIM, and ran with it.
(One from my roommate) FORTE
When one is good at something. You may notice an accent is missing. It is NOT FORTE’ ! And is pronounced fort. Again, something done wrong in common usage. Look it up. I had to.
And don’t get me started on mis-heard song lyrics! I blame overly loud speakers, concert noise and the tinny AM radios of my youth. Any suggestion that over indulgence in alcohol or other chemicals does not apply – to me, anyway! 😛
There have been books written about them.
Doughnuts make my brown eyes blue
There’s a bathroom on the right.
Hold me closer Tony Danza
‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
I’m certain you can add to the list(?)
It’s been said, politics makes strange bedfellows. I’m not a fan of this guy, but, if he can make a living spewing juvenile, naughty drivel on pay-to-play radio – so be it.
I’ve no idea (nor do I particularly care) about his other political views, but this did appear on my radar…
Of course, being the libertine he pretends to be on radio would normally attract the LEFT (progressives, democrats, etc.) but I suspect this throws them for a loop…
(from Free North Carolina)
Howard Stern applauded President-elect Donald Trump’s policy which would give concealed carry permit holders from every state the right to carry legally in any other state Tuesday on his SiriusXM radio show.
During his campaign, Trump told his supporters he believed in the right to concealed carry of firearms for eligible citizens and talked about supporting a national reciprocity policy for all legal concealed carry holders across the United States.
. A short presentation on “All Things Considered,” but a good one, and fair.
Considering the leftist history of NPR, I’m surprised this slipped by the editors. Regardless, good for all rights-loving people everywhere!
Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of being seen as racist.
According to an internal letter, police in capital city Stockholm are instructed to refrain from describing suspects’ race and nationality, according to news website Speisa.
Local newspaper Svenska Dagbadet reported it had seen the letter, which it said outlined how officers should now notify the public of crimes.
Of course, this is concurrent with the massive influx of rapist, terrorist refugees from Syria and other Arab countries.
Oops, sorry, I’m not supossed to mention that!
The passing recently of David Bowie definitely got my attention, even though I wasn’t a big fan – in any of his incarnations. (Sorry)
But yesterday, finding out that a founder of The Eagles had passed. Well, Universe, this is over-the-top!
As we age, we seem to see more of this – people who are part of our youth, our lives, passing into eternity.
Personal family and friends aside, these bookmarks in the story of our lives remind of us specifics in our past, and of the eventual future for all of us.
R.I.P. Good Sir!
The Silicon Graybeard (and many others on the ‘Net) reminded me tonight is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles performing on Ed Sullivan. Their big American break.
A real snooze for me.
1) I was into classical music – popular music (like Rock and Roll) just didn’t do it for me. And, I had memories of my Dad ranting about Elvis (and my Sister, the Bobby Soxer, fawning over him) years earlier.
2) My Dad’s rant continued regarding The Beatles long hair. “Unkempt, unclean, like a beatnik”, etc.
AND 3) (most important) being a 6th Grader, I was extremely jealous of the 6th Grade girls fawning all over these British invaders! What was so special about them, anyway?
Of course, regardless of my and other Dad’s rants, they went on to super stardom and changing the face of music forever.
Used to be there was a derisive term for classical music – longhair music. Obviously that went out of favor!
I LOVE the concept of National Public Radio. This assumes it reflects the entire political spectrum, which it does not. It is not unlike the German Democratic People’s Republic. It is neither democratic, a republic, nor of the people. Just because it is so named doesn’t make it so! (see also Republican Party, Democratic Party, Social Security, free health care).
Irons in the Fire posted recently an independent analysis of an NPR series (from Powerline), with the following results:
My finding is that the series was deeply flawed and should not have been aired as it was.
The series committed five sins that violate NPR’s code of standards and ethics. They were:
1. No proof for its main allegations of wrongdoing;
2. Unfair tone in communicating these unproven allegations;
3. Factual errors, shaky anecdotes and misleading use of data by quietly switching what was being measured;
4. Incomplete reporting and lack of critical context;
5. No response from the state on many key points.
Sadly, I see much of the same with some other NPR content, as well as with so-called ‘public’ television. It’s sad that those entities can continue to obtain public funds under the guise of serving the public good. Because they have a political agenda. And it’s NOT equal time.
I’ll still sometimes listen to Click and Clack or Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me! though. But, they should be paid for privately.
Will Rogers was a comedian and actor from the early part of the Twentieth Century. Before becoming a stage personality, he had actually been a cowboy – some of his act involved lasso tricks!
Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest
political sages this country has ever known.
Some of his sayings:
Never slap a man
who’s chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow
chip on a hot day.
There are two
theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
Never miss a good
chance to shut up.
upstream from the herd.
If you find
yourself in a hole, stop digging.
The quickest way
to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
There are three
kinds of men:
ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them
have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
If you’re riding’
ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still
Lettin’ the cat
outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
After eating an
entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
moral : When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
~ Eventually you
will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about
~ The older we get,
the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
~ Some people try to
turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way.
traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
~ When you are
dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
~ You know you are
getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
~ I don’t know how I
got over the hill without getting to the top.
~ One of the many
things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being
~ One must wait
until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
~ Being young is
beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
~ Long ago, when men
cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
it’s called golf.
finally ~ If you don’t learn
to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.
h/t my dear sister, Ellie
I’m saddened to report that local radio news personality, famous for 40 years, Bill Heywood, and his wife Susan, were found in a Scottsdale hotel room, together, deceased.
It appears that Susan had some sort of terminal illness, and this was a murder/suicide situation. A note was left on the door advising there would be dead bodies found inside.
Bill Heywood had been a fixture in Valley radio at KOY, KTAR and KFYI radio.
He is much beloved by his many fans.
(UPDATED NEWS REPORTS THIS AS A PLANNED DOUBLE SUICIDE)
RIP Bill and Susan.