Posts tagged ‘McCain’

October 9, 2008

Ivoronics Palin-style

by MullOverThis

Ebony.

Ivory.

If ebonics is the English vernacular generally spoken by African-Americans, then there must be ivoronics.  And, ivoronics has a face and a name in quaint red-neck representation, folks.  Sarah Palin highlights the use of slang that is commonplace by many Joe six-pack, trailer park, ivories.  Although it is generally understood that ebonics is not acceptable in certain settings, such as  job interviews, professional work environments, and certain social settings, apparently ivoronics is acceptable wherever Palin decides to use it.

Let’s review some Palin ivoronics:

1.  darn-is often preceded with “gosh”;  a kind substitute for a common choice expletive “d*mn”.

2.  sure up/ shore up/shur up-to bring to balance; measure up; resolve; akin to ebonic slang “handle up”.

3.  ya-you; often precedes and used along with “betcha”.

4.  betcha-that is right/correct; yes; to place a wager.

5.  nu-kala/nook-ala-lipstick hockey mom’s way of pronouncing the word “nuclear” (often butchered by a self-proclaimed leading energy expert).

6.  palling-doing business with; associated with; having had common associations; akin to common ebonics words “chillin” or “hangin”.

7.  gotcha-surprise encounter; caught; when Palin can’t answer a question past her Alaskan world-view substantiated with intense GOP information sessions; akin to ebonics phrase “caught out there”.

Well, although I am not an ivoronics user, more or less expert, based upon the social codes for the use of ebonics, I’d dare to say that Palin has some sort of privilege that Black people do not.  Somehow, none of our African-American politicians can sit down and converse with the media or, through public presentation, regardless of dialect,  REPEATEDLY botch the English language.  When Black folks simply don’t enunciate words, such lack of proper speech denotes lack of education and readiness. When Palin does it, sprinkled with gross misstatements of fact, people can relate with Palin because she is “down to earth”.

Well, I gots plenty of peeps who are copacetic and hang with top dawgs that can hook you up.  These peeps could be trippin cuz they got it like that, but they, just like Palin,  do their thang during the day, and are down just like everybody else fo real.  But, they ain’t tryin to deal with no hot mess sit-u-hatians on the regular, so they just play it the way they need to, to be down and if you want to get wit it, can put you down too.

Finally, I am quite aware that EVERYTHING is more important than Palin’s language patterns for the upcoming election.  This fact has not stopped Palin from “pallin” with McCain supporters and grossly misguiding them with a distortion of facts and using the NYT to validate her speculative commentary.  Palin recently promulgated Obama’s association with a terrorist and forgot to mention that Obama met  William Ayers  when  Ayers was a professor, years past his so-called terrorist associations.  More significantly, one of McCain’s top advisors was also sitting on the same board with Obama and Ayers.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200810090009

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/mccains-trumpets-endorsem_n_132954.html

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September 29, 2008

A Pleasant Blast From the Past

by MullOverThis

Recently, I was tickled pink to encounter the concept of six degrees of separation, also known as it’s a small world after all, during a recent trip to New York City.  Alexandra Ditrolio, a producer for a SIRIUS radio network show Blog Bunker on Channel 110, contacted me to be a guest.  Of course, I was delighted to take an afternoon and talk about Obama, Palin, McCain and the issues of the day. 

The show was scheduled on the day the Lehman Bros/Merrill/AIG news dropped, so of course anticipated that we would have minimal discussion regarding the economy and an appropriate response to thwart another Great Depression.  I saw a barage of news teams from around the world on the way to the radio show right outside of the Lehman building.  Visualizing the immediate news presence drove home the reality of how serious the entire financial market  hit was by Lehman’s pending bankruptcy.  

So, I get to the radio station and meet Alexandra who was most gracious.  I assured Alexandra that I was quite familiar with radio, albeit non-political commentary, so I was not nervous or the like.  As I walked into the Blog Bunker’s studio, I stared amazingly at the host, Joe Salzone’s face.  I kept thinking, “you know this face from somewhere.”  Immediately, Joe and I spent a few seconds on a blast from the past to my first days on radio, when we were both on different programs at a much smaller local station.  Needless to say, I could not get over the fact that some Mulloverthis blog posts would cause Joe and I to re-unite for a few seconds on a historic day. 

So, do Mulloverthis a favor and tune into Joe’s show.  Check out the link below for more information.

 

 

 

http://www.sirius.com/indietalk