June 14, 2009

Are you with me on this?

I sometimes watch Chris Matthews' Hardball. As I have said before in other posts, I don't watch much TV. In watching this show, I find Matthews to be sometimes kind of irritating.

It's his manner of speaking, and his pronunciation of words that gets me.

I know I am being nit-picky, superficial and silly but this affects my ability to watch Hardball. His pronunciation of certain words or names like Cheney get to me. He pronounces the name "Cheeney." Yes, there's an interesting controversy about this particular pronunciation: Liz Cheney v. Lynne Cheney/Chris Matthews on Pronunciation . (So maybe he's actually correct here!)
But there are other little things he says that just add up to irritation-at least to me. He pronounced Holocaust several times the other day as "Hollycaust"; he pronouced zealot, which I would pronounce and I would assume most other people would pronounce as "zeh-lut"; as "zeh-lot"- accenting the first syllable, instead of balancing both. He reads news items incorrectly all the time. They're all jumbled up, mixed up. He starts reading a quote, then has to start over-all the time. He asks people for their viewpoints, then interrupts them while they are speaking to ask about something else.
Also, that weird, downward-turned mouth of his. What's with that?! Is it just me?!

I know-it's stupid.

I subscribe to The Frank Factor channel on Youtube.
TheFrankFactor He's like an uncensored, raging Billo, but on the complete opposite side of the political spectrum. I check him out when I need an antidote for the righty stuff I sometimes check out. If you check him out, keep in mind that he is raging! He uses a lot of cussing to get his point across!
He uses the term "fucktard" a lot! I can't help it but when I think of the term "fucktard," I think along these lines:


2 comments:

Grant Miller said...

I don't watch Chris Matthews much just cuz that's when we're having dinner usually. But whenI have seen him, he does seem to have a weird unplaceable accent. Perhaps it's the remnant of a childhood speech impediment.

Micgar said...

Grant thanks for stopping by. I thought I might be the only one who thought that about Chris Matthews!