July 9, 2006

Brooks on Kos.

David Brooks keeps talking about the "netsroots." (Is that some knowing nod to the people who think it's funny to say "internets"?)

16 comments:

Sissy Willis said...

I'm trying to imagine a tapestry "laced with profanity and ugliness":

"I take every loss as a new beginning"

AJ Lynch said...

I love to say Internet(s) cause it makes some people nuts.

Btw, what should it be ....netroots, netsroot or netsroots?

Ron said...

I like using "Interweb" It doubly annoys!

SippicanCottage said...
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Bissage said...

Perfect.

Lou Minatti said...
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Lou Minatti said...

He's too polite to call them nutroots.

Jennifer said...

I cannot say netsroots aloud without sounding like I have an Eastern European accent of some kind. Perhaps it makes him feel worldly?

Tim said...

I prefer "Children of the Corn" myself for the obvious implications, with apologies to Stephen King, who clearly didn't intend for his short story of adolescents seeking to establish utopia by killing adults to presage Daily Kos and its ilk.

But he did, nonetheless, didn't he?

CB said...

Only if he writes "teh netsroots."

Elizabeth said...

Old ladies in New Orleans used to shop at The Woolsworth (pronounced da wools-woith).

Elizabeth said...
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SippicanCottage said...
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Elizabeth said...

Sippican,

I don't get it. What's funny about that?

Ok, ok, kidding.

New Orleansism are frequently just as tortured as that lovely example. Take Southernisms, and add being a port city with similar immigration patterns to New York. After dinner, you'll be wrenching yer glasses out in da zinc.

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Elizabeth said...

You're making me homesick for Massachusetts; those two months of evacuation in the Berkshires were wonderful. The people were nice, even if they tawked funny.