March 13, 2007

I think somebody was traumatized as a young child by Porky Pig.

That's my theory. For one of the items anyway.


Tibore said...

Su-su-say, su-su-say, su-su-say what?

BrianOfAtlanta said...

He had better not come anywhere near the South if he has that reaction to the words "notion", "folks", "kinda" or "sorta". Though, I must admit I'd love to see his head explode upon hearing "kinda-sorta"!

Theo Boehm said...

...however long the struggle may last, or however dark may be the clouds which overhang our path, no future generation of English-speaking folks—for that is the tribunal to which we appeal—will doubt that...we were guiltless of the bloodshed, terror and misery which have engulfed so many lands and peoples, and yet seek new victims still.

—Winston Churchill, "Neville Chamberlain," House of Commons, November 12, 1940

Ah reckon ol' Winnie jes' couldn't talk fancy all o' th' time. 

Jim M. said...

So who didn't know that "back in the day" was supposed to be a black expression? Raises hand.