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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Words on Wednesday 2

OK, Kitties, put on your smarty pants! We are going to learn some important things about words today.
Here is a very special word: Palindrome. I learned it on Patrick Sullivan's blog during the Democratic primary nightmare. It means a word, verse, sentence or number that is the same both backwards and forwards. (I think it should also include the Zoolatry human's portrait of me above, too.)

So one night I was watching the blah blah cable potato heads and that thing they call the screen crawler said: DISTRACTION?

I was soooo proud, but did not know what id was. Here is the definition:

One of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives —

The other two are ego and superego. I wonder where the alter ego is?

OK, Kitties, now you know I spend a lot of time watching tee vee and there are a lot of stupid persons on tee vee. And they say a lot of stupid words, stupidly. Of course this list is nowhere close to all inclusive* but I have to start somewhere. Today I am going to share my top four words that are pronounced the most stupidest.

1) EX-specially

The word is ES-pecially, Kitties. And it is pronounced like it looks. It has nothing at all to do with EGGS!

I ESpecially miss going outside alone because I love to climb trees.

2) VUN-erable
This one really hurts my furs when I hear it! And I hear it a lot!
VUL-nerable, Kitties! And it is said just like it looks.

Willie and Bianca should feel very VULnerable because they are in my workspace!

3) ValenTIMES.
This one really rankles me, Kitties. (Rankles is a good word!)

ValenTINES, Kitties!
It has nothing to do with time! (Don't be confused by the heart clock above.) Valentine is the name of several martyred saints of ancient Rome and you know they were not stupid so persons need to GET THIS RIGHT!

OK, this is not even a real word but I heard Chris Matthews say it a few weeks ago and I yelled at the tee vee: "You call yourself a WRITER?"


Ack, Kitties, ACK!
You can say Irrespective, or Regardless, but you can not say IRREGARDLESS.
Don't your furs just ache when you hear some person say that? Mine sure do.

I am going to open this box of gift cards REGARDLESS of who Mosaic Lady bought it for.
I am going to open this box of gift cards IRRESPECTIVE of who Mosaic Lady bought it for.

So there you go, Kitties. Get out there and help those stupid persons learn to say words correctly. If there is one thing I know, it is that stupid persons love it when you correct them!

*I belive Ax for Ask goes without mentioning, don't you, Kitties?


Finnegan & Buddy said...

Hey Annie,

Mom has a bunch more for you!

AnywayS - anyway!!!
Supposably - supposedly
Liberry - library

Dropping the S from plural words just because it takes effort to speak it properly - like...

Artist for artists
Scientist for scientists
Test for tests

Oh! And come to Raleigh sometime, mom will take you to the Irregardless Cafe! It's a vegetarian-type eatery near NC State.

Yore fellow Panthers Fans!

Finny Buddy & Jasmine

Cheysuli and gemini said...

My human doesn't even want to get into that.


FLOOF & FUR said...

Ugh. Hey, is redouble a word? That one bothers us cause if we've already doubled something just how to we redouble it.

FLOOF & FUR said...

Ugh. Hey, is redouble a word? That one bothers us cause if we've already doubled something just how to we redouble it.

ZOOLATRY said...

Quite unintentional here, but maybe redouble is a word after all since you, ZeeBee, redoubled your comment and your picture. Dumb cat. Only George Carlin knew how to handle words.

Lux said...

Very interesting post. I am taking notes so I won't sound too silly when I go on tv.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Mom feels da same way bout dem words. It drives her crazy coz owr Dad says irregardless. She jus about smacks him when he says dat and him is a purrfessor. What? Oh. It's PROfessor? We see dat Finnegan an buddy got da Liberry one covered too. It's LiBRary! Geez people.
I guess we can't say too much since we write we haf owr own strange blog langwij. We finks it's about time for a change though.

Mickey said...

That was a great post Annie!! It drives Mom crazy when beans cannot speak properly!
PERvincial instead of PROvinvial.
When you started talking about ID at the beginning of the post,I thought maybe you were sniffing too much glue ;) teehee :)
Purrs Tillie

Colby and Cheddar said...

Mom says she loves this post because she is always yelling at the TV!

She doesn't like it when people leave out the T in a word, or sometimes even the double T:


It's button!

And people say, "Try and," instead of, "Try to."

I will try and do that. < boo, hiss
I will try to do that. < right!

Mom says this is a great post!

Willow said...

Such an excellent post... Irregardless is a favorite of my Food Lady - she just smiles...

Daisy said...

My pet peeve is "expresso" instead of "espresso"!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I wish someone would help George W :-/

Black Cat said...

Great post. My pet peeve is "mischeeveeyus" instead of "mischiffus", i.e. the correct pronunciation of "mischievous". It makes me want to email the purpletrators, erm, perpetrators on the BBC on a daily basis, but I can't be arsed!!! :) xxx

Black Cat said...

P.S. Great pictures:) xxx

topcatrules said...

Over here, a lot of VERY annoying people say "versing" for versus, when they are talking about sport. It drives mom BONKERS!

Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum agrees too. She hates t's being dropped, i.e water waw-er,
Peter Pee-er. She hates when lots of words are abbreviated to single letters too - v instead of versus. Most of all she hates reading spelling mistakes in the newspaper. She will ignore the odd one, but when they are found several times on every page she gets mad. She says "For goodness sake, they are supposed to be professional journalists and editors. Why can't they make the effort to spell words correctly".
The real reason we came today was to wish you a happy purrfday sorry, birthday Bianca. Mum says that we have to watch our spelling. She has been giving us lessons the last few weeks. We think we are impurroving, sorry, improving, but sometimes we forget and go back to catspeak.

Katie & Da Katz said...

Mawmee hates it when newcasters forget all about adverbs!!

They say things like, "she ran slow" stead of "she ran slowly!!"


They didn't jump on Careful!
They jumped carefully!

frum Spunky Boo Bear who knows lots of words.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

How about Febooary...it's Febrooary peepul. Or dem dat say sherbert instead of sherBET. It bothers mom when other beans say warsh instead of wash too. Oh, and axe instead of ask makes her a little giddy. Happy Purrthday to Bianca too.

Victor Tabbycat said...

NucUlar. Try and. "uh" instead of "of". Thomas the Tank instead of Thomas the Tank Engine.

I'm a tuna nut, am I? <-- feline palindrome!

A lil bird told me it's Bianca's purrthday. Sadie, help me sing?
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Deer Bianca,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!
... an many moooooooore!

HotMBC said...

Happy Purrthday Bianca!!!
Alla Us Hotties

THE ZOO said...

Happy Happy Purrthday Bianca.

Mickey said...

Happy Birthday Bianca!!!!!!!!!!!!
We hope you have a wonderful day :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, irregardless --- just kidding!

We came by to wish Bianca a happy birthday!

And we enjoyed the post.

Moki said...

Happy Happy Purrthday Bianca!

ML said...

Happy Purrthday, Bianca.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Birthday Bianca! We hope all your bithday wishes come true!

Black Cat said...

Happy Purrfday Bianca:) xxx

P.S. I don't object to cat-speak!

Karen Jo said...

Those mispronunciations drive me nuts, too. How about unravel, or is that one too firmly in the public consciousness by now? Happy Birthday, Bianca.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Bianca :-D I hope you had a wonderful day.