Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm Not Confused Anymore

Silly me.  I thought this political campaign was about important issues like the economy and jobs.  It turns out that here in Missouri, it's actually about whether the state's name is pronounced "Missouree" or "Missouruh."
According to the NY Times (!), this is a burning issue, with candidates flip-flopping like hooked trout, trying to curry favor with the rural dwellers and older voters (who apparently tend to favor "uh" over "ee") and trotting out "ee" whenever they talk to urbanites sipping lattes.

Thanks for clearing that up, NY Times.  This issue goes straight to the top of my list.  A word of advice:  why don't you talk to someone from Missouri who is NOT a politician, linguistics professor, or political operative?  Then you might have learned that most people here could care less how the name is pronounced and find your article downright stupid.

And by the way, is there any chance you'll actually report something substantive about the election in the near future?

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