Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's Pronounced...

...ˈnü-klē-ər. Nuclear. My head is going to explode if I have to listen to someone say "nucular" one more time. If you study the heart of an atom, try as you might, you will never ever find a nuculus. The word is nuclear. And I think nuclear weapons are like sex; if you're not willing or able to talk about it correctly or appropriately, you're not ready to have it.
Also, Kevin would like to point out that, in case you missed the vice presidential debate tonight, Alaska is in fact an energy-producing state. No more will be said on the matter of the debate, as we try to keep our blog touchy subject-free. Except in cases of gross mispronunciation or extreme redundancy.

6 comments:

quesetescapa said...

That was bugging me too- it is so hard to pronounce something as it is written?

Vivian said...

hahaha. It wouldn't be so noticeable, except for a certain someone repeats herself all the time. So if she mispronounces one word, its going to come up again and again.

Vivian said...

sorry, that probably sounded a bit too political for this blog. I meant it in a purely public speaking critique kind of way.

Karen said...

Martha says it's because she wants to sound presidential!!!

Jess said...

Ral totally pointed out the pronunciation snafu as well. She has obviously been hanging out with too many canuks.

MELISSA said...

Haha Amen!