06 April 2009

Quote of the day: 'Horsiness of the brazen tart'

Subject: Dr. Michael Savage on Laura Dern's Golden Globes acceptance speech. Colorful English is fun!

I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Savage's recent disdain of the the modifier 'so' as in "Thank you 'soooo' much." I paraphrase:

"You ever hear that thing that's been going on the last two years, 'Thank you sooo much.' They throw that extra "so" in there. If you hear that, you better go for your Glock because you're about to be fleeced."

"It's horsiness of the brazen tart. No wonder so many men are becoming gay, listen to these women."

My take on the matter is that it's a pretty crappy vernacular trend. There is no shortage of pretense in this; imagine a cake made of 1/8" bread and 7/8" frosting. (Unfortunately, so may be my bombast.) However, for that matter, the common greeting "How are you?" is also a bit disingenuous, but resists rejection because it is firmly steeped in our language tradition.

I once knew a lady who threw in the 'so' at every opportunity. I wanted to ask her, "So - what do you say when you're TRULY grateful for something? This, because you already said 'so.'"

Never fear, the 'sooo' trend is on the way out.

As for "Horsiness of the brazen tart," this is a figurative jackpot. All three reels landed on beautiful underused words. What's going on within this sentence, exactly? Facial structure? What about 'brazen'? Does this refer to one accustomed to pretense? I presume 'tart' refers to the category of the lumped America-hating femmes in Hollywood, very few resist the sway of the cult of personality. How could you expect them to?

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Cagey out.

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