Tag Archives: language

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Allen West All Het Up About The Preverts

Listen: Allen West is worried about perverts. It’s right there in the headline of his latest blog post: “Our government is populated by perverts.” And yet, for a change, he’s not freaked out about teh gheys — it turns out that he thinks that the government has been “perverting the meaning of words and the word of law to suit its own aims,” so it is perfectly legitimate to call them “perverts” in a headline, and not a perversion of the noun “pervert.” Read more on Allen West All Het Up About The Preverts…
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National Review’s Style Guide Apparently Takes No Issue With ‘Wetbacks’

National Review famously maintains a roster of aging white nationalists to blab about the non-white aspects of American society in disparaging tones. This is not of my white ’50s culture, they write, and we must stop it. But usually they’ll at least work with sanitized think-tanky buzzwords to describe their pure belief that non-whites are ruining the country. Thoughts on “assimilation,” for example, always add a nice distance to the thing at hand. And yet today, there’s Jay Nordlinger, just stone cold typin’ “wetbacks” as a direct substitute for illegal immigrants, and my god how has this not been changed yet? Read more on National Review’s Style Guide Apparently Takes No Issue With ‘Wetbacks’…
  but can he feeeeeel?

Twitter Has Officially Turned Chuck Grassley Into a Robot

All joking aside, we used to be able to understand at least one of the things Chuck Grassley was trying to say in his tweets. Now, we are pretty sure he is just some kind of robot. Is this some kind of incomprehensible spam? Is it instructions to animals or fellow machines that humans simply can’t understand? More importantly, how does this man manage to speak full sentences, in English, on the Senate floor when this is how his brain organizes information? Even the pre-est of the pre-teens do not understand what this crap is. Read more on Twitter Has Officially Turned Chuck Grassley Into a Robot…
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Sarah Palin Tweets More Hieroglyphs

TERM HAS BEEN HIJACKED! But who hijacked term? “Feminist”? Possibly. Furthermore, how can a sound, such as a cackle, want something? How can a sound have expectations? How can a sound perform a crucifixion? These are the questions our nation faces. It’s ironic! (No it’s not.) Read more on Sarah Palin Tweets More Hieroglyphs…
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‘Muslin’ Spotted On North Carolina Newspaper-Blog

A tipster spotted this angry letter about the Ground Zero Not-Mosque on the website of Raleigh, North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper. Instead of “Muslim,” it uses the word “muslin” — which your Wonkette uses all the time, because “muslin” is what the Prophet Muhammad actually called his followers. If you are a linguistics professor or a marketing guru, be sure to use this letter as a case study when speaking about “social media influence on language” or some other nebulous topic. [Washington Post/Newsandobserver.com] Read more on ‘Muslin’ Spotted On North Carolina Newspaper-Blog…
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Shall We Have A Thread About Harry Reid’s Negroids?

Liz Cheney thinks Harry Reid is a despicable racist, for using hilarious old-timey weird words to describe why black candidate Barack Obama could still win in a country of racists. George Will declares POPPYCOCK and relates one ninth-century English feudal anecdote or another, maybe. Read more on Shall We Have A Thread About Harry Reid’s Negroids?…
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Isn’t It Wacky, The Cursing!?

Politico‘s Kenneth P. Vogel, who from now on shall be referred to as “Kenningtonpants,” has been on quite a hot streak at his news pamphlet. First that story, and now this one, about dirty words! Naughty naughty, Kenningtonpants! “President Barack Obama called rap star Kanye West ‘a jackass.’ Vice President Joe Biden told a senator to ‘Gimme a f—-ing break!’ Economic adviser Christina Romer declared that Americans had yet to have their ‘holy s—-‘ moment over the economy.” It’s a new national trend! We blame the blogs. Read more on Isn’t It Wacky, The Cursing!?…
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Candidate Word Counter Reveals Obama And McCain’s Secret Hatred Of Truck Nutz

We have seen this service before, this thingy that counts how many times a person said this word or that word, and it is interesting how John McCain says “love” more than Barack Obama, and Obama says “war” more than McCain. But the real story, as tipster Whitney notes, is that neither of them have ever let the words “truck nutz” escape their lips. They are running for president of America, you know! [Speech Wars] Read more on Candidate Word Counter Reveals Obama And McCain’s Secret Hatred Of Truck Nutz…
 

Corrections Regarding Big Beavers And The Mexican Language

Several concerned readers have written to Wonkette pointing out a few errors in our unbiased, information-filled reporting surrounding Debbie Stabenow’s husband’s tragic hooker bust. In bringing this very important information to you, we failed to adequately acquaint ourselves with greater Detroit Metropolitan area roadways, for one, and then there is the little issue of “speaking Mexican.” Read more on Corrections Regarding Big Beavers And The Mexican Language…
 

Lou Dobbs Almost Makes Hilarious Racist Old Man Slip-Up

Do you know who Lou Dobbs, the orange-headed anti-Mexican elitist, hates more than The Illegals? Cotton-pickin’ politicians such as Condoleezza Rice! You see, “cotton-pickin'” refers to people who pick cotton, and is a term of derision used by angry old men of a certain age who prefer arcane insults over nice all-purpose Anglo-Saxon adjectives. Fortunately for Dobbs, he stops himself midway through this terrible slur and avoids touching that tar baby. [YouTube via TPM] Read more on Lou Dobbs Almost Makes Hilarious Racist Old Man Slip-Up…