From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 09:54:36 EDT
People are starting to give Hillary Clinton all manners of heck for constantly changing up her dialects depending on who she's speaking in front of. You know: a Southern "lilt" below the Mason Dixon, "black preacher" for African-American churches, a haunting and otherworldly keen when she meets with the ancient banshees that sustain her black heart with the souls of newly deceased infants. Well, the jokes on the critics because she's got a breezy little explanation for all of it: "I think America is ready for a multilingual president." Argh! No, no, NO! You do NOT get to pass off your cohort of funny voices as DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. Not even the President, with his fake Texas accent, does that! But whoever writes the CNN political ticker has fallen for it! "Clinton is a linguistic polyglot - a Chicago native turned New York resident who works in Washington and spent two decades living in Arkansas when her husband, Bill Clinton, was governor." Linguistic polyglot? We had no idea that was a synonym for "superficial opportunist." Clinton: Speaking Southern a virtue, not a vice [CNN] Full story: http://wonkette.com/ You couldn't make the effort You couldn't do the chit chat At the dinner table you looked tired The soft candle light couldn't hide that Your perfume petered out There was a whiff from your nicked armpit When the real you wafted through And your deodorant couldn't stop it There was a fire in your building They still don't know who caused it But all your clothes and shoes burned up When it spread to your closet You had on your see-through nightgown Not quite completely naked You refused the fire chief When he offered you the blanket Everything will be allright Remember when you thought that I sold you that bill of goods Remember when you bought that - Loundon Wainwright III, "Bill of goods", from the album "Therapy"
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