Friday, December 5, 2008

Getting the horns off the pot

I love it when people use the wrong word.  Remember "The Summer of George" on Seinfeld, where Jerry used "decompose" instead of "decompress?"  That's what I'm talking about.  I particularly love it when people are trying to impress somebody by using a "big word," and they use the wrong one.

I also love to mix metaphors.  I think it is hilarious.  However, when I do it, people either correct me or don't get it at all.  When did people stop using those funny, metaphorical sayings?  "We've got to strike while the iron is hot," for example.  I know no one smelts anything anymore, but one doesn't need to be a smelter to understand the reference, right?  But I digest...

Mixing up vocabulary can be a wonderful humor test.  If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta (which I do, but ironically), you remember Kim spelling "cat" with a "k," seeming to not know that she had just spelled the word wrong?  Wasn't that great?  That's how I feel when someone uses the word "continent" instead of "consonant," or "detonation" instead of "denotation."  I love it, and laugh merrily on the inside while, externally, I am frowning to indicate my level of commitment to the conversation.

So, to circumcise: Using a totally inappropriate word is something I find completely hysterical.  I intend to continue to enjoy it; I might as well have my cake and go to Rome when my pants catch fire in the bush.

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

The look on Sheree's face when Kim spelled cat with a "k" was priceless.

I used to go to my friend's ward sometimes, and her home teacher/Sunday School teacher was a pompous ass. He would use brig words in his lessons all the time, incorrectly. I just rolled my eyes a lot.

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Machen family said...

OO I hope you correct me when I use wrong words! I do like to use big words so I can seem important!

Kristina P. said...

Did I actually say "brig"? HahahahA!

Deb said...

Kristina, I totally thought you did that on porpoise.