Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Eight Out Of Twenty-Six

That comes to 30 percent. Of what you ask? Why the alphabet. The whole dust up about Michael Richards got me thinking about the alphabet and how some words are now synonymous with a letter. I've been called the A word, but since I'm a man, I'm rarely called the B word except in jest, and usually with a 'eooootch' after it. We stay away from the C word. The D word is a weak one, unless children are involved. The F word is the bad one, but it is far better to be caught on a camera phone uttering it at a comedy club than using the word after M. The L word wasn't really a taken letter until the Showtime special about L's. The N word. . well. . we're just going to move on here. That leaves the S word, which like the D word, isn't that big of a deal unless children are involved.
So, like a sports team that retires numbers, 8 of 26 letters have been taken by words. So, the challenge in my lifetime is to come up with words for the other 18, because we don't want them to feel neglected now, do we?
Stewdog (sending out love to E G H I J K M O P Q R T U V W X Y Z)


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

The H word used to be a no-no. You had to use "double toothpicks" to spell it.

November 30, 2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

I think that at one time there was an "H" Word, but it is now so commonplace that "H E Doublehockeysticks" is part of the everyday lexicon. However if I hear a groundswell of support for it, I will have to change the essay to "9 out of 26" which changes the percentages!

November 30, 2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

What the hell are double toothpicks? What the heLL are doublehockeysticks?! Why the hELL doesn't anybody ever tell me what the HELL's going on?!!

It's enough to p*ss me off.

Jeffery Hodges

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December 01, 2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Oh Oh. . there may be a "P" Word.

December 02, 2006 7:30 AM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Here's your cure for the N-word.

December 02, 2006 8:44 PM  

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