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Monday, March 27, 2006

G.W. Bush and Mrs. Malaprop

I grant myself and my friends some leeway when it comes to the misuse of language in everyday conversations. And I turn a blind eye to that same misuse as well as to a host of grammar and spelling errors that we bloggers sometimes commit in our hasty posts and comments. But Bush is the leader of the free world (so-called), an educated Yale man (so-called) and in general, as president, should reflect the highest standards of intellect and knowledge. And it should go without say that the fellow should be more than capable to speak in rich, complex sentences that follow the rules of grammar. Alas … the poor fellow has more malaprops than Mrs. Malaprop herself.

For your amusement (and for some of you, to add to your despair), here’s a sampling of some of Dubya’s more notable malaprops (for more of Bush’s beastly barbaric bashing of the English language, check out: http://www.thetruthaboutgeorge.com/bushisms/index.html):

"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.”- George W. Bush

"If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure." - George W. Bush

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."- George W. Bush

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." - George W. Bush"

"The future will be better tomorrow." - George W. Bush

"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world." - George W. Bush

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." - George W. Bush

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." - George W. Bush

"Public speaking is very easy." - George W. Bush

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." - George W. Bush

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." - George W. Bush

"For NASA, space is still a high priority." - George W. Bush

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." - George W. Bush

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. " - George W. Bush"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."- George W. Bush

How long is it again until we can return this idiot to his village?

11 Comments:

Blogger Jack K. said...

He had to listen to that little voice in his ear,didn't he? lol

Someone is a lousy ventriloquist.

How in the world did Laura say yes? She seems a lot smarter than that. Most of us men got lucky as hell to have our wives agree to marry us, but it may be one serious error in judgment for them.

Thanks for a good laugh. It would be even funnier if it weren't so pathetic.

March 27, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger ffff said...

He is just appalling ( she says with a smile on her face). Gee at least, the very least we can laugh at him...however I wish it didn't make us so goddam scared at the same time.
Thanks for all these bird. Good job.

March 27, 2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger disguised said...

BIRD, YOU WILL GET THE JOB. YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR INTERVIEW TOMORROW. YOU WILL IMPRESS THE HELL OUT OF THEM. YOU ARE THE GODDESS WE ALL WISH TO BE.

YOUR PAL,

DISGUISED.

March 27, 2006 10:38 PM  
Blogger fatty ~ said...

hehe - i have a calendar of Bushisms, delivering me a new quote every day;

"I'm the master of low expectations"

"I don't think we need to be sublimiable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs"

"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."

"We want to develop defences that are capable of defending ourselves and defences capable of defending others."

"I think there is some methodology in my travels"

March 27, 2006 10:46 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

As I've said in the past:

End "Nuke-U-Ler" Proliferation, Dismantle The Bush Regime

it's not a malapropism, but I think my favorite line of, um, Bush's is the one about OB/GYNs not be able to "practice their love upon women..." classic!

March 28, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

In the last couple of months I've begun to pity him. Really, I'd like to see him do something sensible, something just right. Something that allows everyone to pat him on the back. And, please, not in the wake of a catastrophy again.

March 28, 2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger ffff said...

He could step aside now. that would be something sensible, something right, something that would allow everyone to pat him on the back for. No?

March 28, 2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger liberalbanana said...

I have the Bushisms calendar as well and every day, I can't help but laugh at his stupidity. And cry a little.

Today's quote? "The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and bring them to justice."

Did he have two separate speeches coming through his ear piece at the same time?

March 30, 2006 10:29 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

with all due rerspect to the posters above, for a dumb ass W was a better student than the punk the dems ran.
he was more likeable than sKerry, a gigalo of a frumpyass gazillionaire. when are ya'll going to examine the bankrupt party that delivered you the president you despise? YOU guys put W in the white house. and don't tell me about a stolen election because if they had a case the dems would never shut up about it.

/grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

March 31, 2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

K9,

Hahaha! We are somewhat in agreement (I don't know why I always chuckle when this happens).

I have been sour and upset with the dems for quite a while. kerry was a foolish choice - i wasn't happy about him (but, i am not a dem - at least not a registered dem - i am a dem in exile, wishing my party would get their heads out of their butts and do something!).

as i see it, the dems are trapped because they are afraid to stand up. they are afraid they will lose (don't they reallize that by not standing up ,they automatically lose?) I would rather have the dems stand up, fight for me and lose, then not stand up and lose anyway.

But that's just me.

i wonder who the dems could possibly pick for 08. i cannot stomach the thought of Hilary C. - which distresses me terribly, because i would so love to vote for a woman for prez. but not in my lifetime, no doubt.

March 31, 2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

ha ha ha. well, like you i am not about a party but about ideas. I agree with you, where is the courage of conviction in the DNC? sKerry was a foolish choice. thank you for acknowledging it. the fact is the DNC is being held hostage by the Kos wing of the party and many americans are NOT going to get on board with that.

hillary. here's what i think about her. had she had the integrity to divorce a sitting president for infidelity she would have some degree of strength to project. but instead she sold out for power. she is an opportunist and will say and do whatever to advance her personal quest for power. she won't win. i hope they dont run her. I don't see anybody good for either party on the horizon.

don't be alarmed when you find yourself in the same yard as me! boyed! i am a good dog, dammit!!!!

/wag

March 31, 2006 11:28 AM  

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