December 10, 2010

Homophone phone message.

I got a phone message from someone who identified himself as someone I had talked about on an episode of Bloggingheads. What I heard: "You disgust me." What I figured out, on relistening: "You discussed me."

27 comments:

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha.

Sixty Grit said...

He was up hauled.

WV: aparr - Jack.

Meade said...

Thank god he didn't begin with "You why people..." and end with "and you, a lie professor."

Donald Douglas said...

Well, I can understand hearing "you disgust me," considering some of the other unkind sentiments we've seen around the web.

Coketown said...

If "you disgust me" was how I heard it first, I would have gotten flustered and deleted the message without a second listen. I've found things like 'you disgust me,' 'go fuck yourself,' and 'I'm pregnant' typically don't change meaning on a second go-around.

Also, what does "WV:____" mean?

Ann Althouse said...

@Coketown You've got to imagine the tone of voice with which someone would say "you discussed me." It's really weird to say "you disgust me" like that.

Ann Althouse said...

So matter of fact!

Triangle Man said...

@Coketown

wv refers to the "word verification" that you are asked to type to prove that you are not a computer program.

People sometimes post them when they think they are funny.

Coketown said...

Oh. I haven't been so let-down by a solved mystery since Deep Throat.

Fernandinande said...

The bloggers are revolting.

rdkraus said...

Last week, in the comments, someone said I disgusted them. Hey, maybe they just couldn't spell.

I feel better now.

Ann Althouse said...

Ironically, I just clicked over to a blog that I could see in my Site Meter records was talking about me, and the person there was saying I "disgust" him.

edutcher said...

Like the Plains Indian sign language, context can be everything.

I can sympathize; I have my mother's family's hearing problems and I have to listen to people carefully, especially when they insist on talking to the wall, into their navel, etc.

traditionalguy said...

The best and the brightest women seem to "disgust" misogynists for getting any positive publicity. You and Palin are both highly respected by all of these folks that will then quickly say that you disgust them. Go figure.

Original Mike said...

"...especially when they insist on talking to the wall, into their navel, etc."

A lot of people do insist on that.

deborah said...

So, don't keep us in suspense. Who was it?

Chip Ahoy said...

It is like that story in the news a few years ago about the woman who was litigiously disgusted at seeing her neighbor naked in his own home. Turns out, she had to stand on a stack wooden crates, peer through hedges, use night-vision binoculars, and discern his shadowy silhouette through partially closed vertical blinds. But she was nonetheless terribly appalled. (I might have exaggerated there a little.)

campy said...

Chip Ahoy, that story's an old joke my mother told me about 40 years ago.

Trooper York said...

I thought the homophone was what you used when you called up Commissioner Gordon and told him you wanted Titus to comment on a post.

You know it projected a big wet loaf up into the night sky.

And before you knew it Titus was around commenting in his own unique and special way.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

chickelit said...

I thought the homophone was what you used when you called up Commissioner Gordon and told him you wanted Titus to comment on a post.


Its mystery is its loaf. We must not let in daylight upon magic.

deborah said...

oh. my. god.

Fen said...

Also, what does "WV:____" mean?

When you post, you have to type in a word to ensure you are not a bot. Its listed just below "you can use some HTML tags..."

Peeps have made a game out of what clever definition you can create from the nonsense word you're given. It can be quite fun

WV: mandion - new species of dandelion weed discovered and named by Barry Manilow.

[okay that sucked, but you get the idea]

cold pizza said...

Just what we've come to expect at Chez Althouse: Another homophonic rant. -cp

wv: misdics. ummm... not gonng touch that one.

cold pizza said...

Plus, she and meade are always talking about how they're masticating together. PUH-Leaze! -cp

WV: furesess -- "SS" made of mink.

Crimso said...

Has this experience left you homophonophobic?

John Smith said...

I'm gonna Buy Viagra and I will send it to you and you will send it to him or her.... haha funny, I have hear this 2 times in my life and I don't really mind, but I'm glad to people who told me that they don't like me, I can stop pretending i like them.

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