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  1. Standard member Scriabin
    Done Asking
    26 Mar '10 22:37
    Andy Borowitz reports:

    March 26, 2010

    Obama's Obscure Pronunciation of "Nuclear" Breaks with Tradition

    Little Heard Since Carter Presidency, Historians Say

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - In what some are calling the boldest move of his Presidency, Barack Obama broke with a time-honored tradition observed by several U.S. Presidents including George W. Bush by pronouncing the word "nuclear" as it appears in the dictionary.

    Announcing the new weapons pact with Russia today, Mr. Obama repeatedly pronounced the word "nuclear" in a way that has rarely been used by a U.S. President since Jimmy Carter was in the White House.

    But according to Davis Logsdon, a professor of international relations at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Obama's pronunciation of "nuclear" may have been key to the diplomatic breakthrough: "The Russians have heard Presidents pronounce it "nucular" for so long, they may have thought he was offering something new."

    Mr. Obama's obscure pronunciation of "nuclear" drew harsh reactions from members of the Tea Party movement, who see the President's obsession with correct English usage as an attempt to make the nation more European.

    A sign at a recent Teabagger rally read, "Obama Wants to Disconnect Your Granma (sic) and Correct Your Gramar (sic)."

    Elsewhere, Sarah Palin campaigned for John McCain today in a bid to shore up his support among morons. More here.
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    26 Mar '10 22:53 / 1 edit
    Heeeyyyyy!

    Welcome back, buddy!

    Been a long time.

    Now, FMF, come here and hug Scriabin!
  3. 27 Mar '10 00:01
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    ...
    But according to Davis Logsdon, a professor of international relations at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Obama's pronunciation of "nuclear" may have been key to the diplomatic breakthrough: "The Russians have heard Presidents pronounce it "nucular" for so long, they may have thought he was offering something new."
    ...
    more likely, the Russians know a good deal when they see one, and were happy to jump on it.

    i mean, the IAEA couldn't even find South Africa's four nuclear warheads.

    how likely is it that Russia is publishing the true number THEY hold?

    welcome back, Scriabin .
  4. 27 Mar '10 00:26 / 2 edits
    I think some Navy corpse-man taught him how to pronounce it right.

    The same one that taught him what a 3000% reduction meant.
  5. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    27 Mar '10 06:18
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    ..i mean, the IAEA couldn't even find South Africa's four nuclear warheads.

    how likely is it that Russia is publishing the true number THEY hold?

    welcome back, Scriabin .
    IKEA do more than furniture?...welcome back scrabblebum
  6. 27 Mar '10 13:45
    Quick you guys distract him with witty debate while i make a move, who knows maybe he may slip up!
  7. 27 Mar '10 14:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Quick you guys distract him with witty debate while i make a move, who knows maybe he may slip up!
    Engines don't slip up.
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    27 Mar '10 14:43
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Engines don't slip up.
    There are 'correct channels' for comments like this, utherpendragon.
  9. 27 Mar '10 17:27
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Engines don't slip up.
    booooo, hisssss!
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    27 Mar '10 17:31
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Engines don't slip up.
    I notice my comment prompted the emoticon edit.
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Mar '10 17:53
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    the President's obsession with correct English usage as an attempt to make the nation more European.
    Oh, that would be dreamy!

    ...

    They could start by neutering all the mullet-wearing rednecks.
  12. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    27 Mar '10 18:40
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Oh, that would be dreamy!

    ...

    They could start by neutering all the mullet-wearing rednecks.
    Round them up in those FEMA camps and set the dogs on 'em.
  13. 27 Mar '10 19:46
    Originally posted by FMF
    I notice my comment prompted the emoticon edit.
    Yes.I didn't want to come off like I was serious. Scribin is a very good player(who "put it on me", by the way) and has improved greatly the past several months.
  14. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    28 Mar '10 16:04
    Originally posted by DrKF
    Round them up in those FEMA camps and set the dogs on 'em.
    as long as they get a choice whether their black vans are marked or unmarked.....(mind as you step over that portable guillotine y'hear!)