Tarry for the Nonce

March 6, 2006

The Dictatoriship of that Currupt Adminstration

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 1:54 pm

Having misspelled a few words myself in the last three years, I suppose the hypocrisy of what I am about to do is beyond compare, but I could not resist:

On February 28, 2006, Barbra Streisand posted a blog entry deriding the “arrogance of this C student” (meaning George Bush.) In the essay, she misspells no less than eleven words: curruption, dictatoriship, crediblity, Adminstration, warrented, desperatly, preceedings, ouside, subpoening, responsibilty and – my personal favorite – Irag.

This is even more amusing in light of the fact that Ms. Streisand is, in her own opinion, a great speller, meticulous in her written communications!

It’s too, too easy.



  1. Now I don’t thinc we shood make fun ov peepal just bicus thae can’t spel.

    Comment by Alee-stare A. — March 6, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

  2. I believe she once misspelled the last name of Dick Gephardt… in a letter to Dick Gephardt.

    I mean, that’s just rude.

    Comment by Toly — March 6, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

  3. She says it isn’t her fault. She says that the spelling errors are the fault of the server.

    Kind of like at a dinner in a restaurant — the waiter is responsible if the food tastes bad…….

    Comment by auntlori — March 7, 2006 @ 8:39 am

  4. Not that I haven’t wanted to comment on this…was trying very hard to bite my tongue. In light of her blaming the webmaster, one has to wonder just WHO is writing her rants…

    Comment by Andrew P. — March 8, 2006 @ 4:30 pm

  5. “Kind of like at a dinner in a restaurant — the waiter is responsible if the food tastes bad…….”

    Actually, that’s kind of funny, because I still am kind of a waiter (why manage on a Fri or Sat night when you can triple your income on the floor serving) and we DO get blamed if the food tastes bad. In fact, we get blamed for everything – even the spelling errors on the menu.

    Comment by Mueller — March 8, 2006 @ 9:39 pm

  6. It will never cease to amaze me how singers, actors or other entertainment people keep acting as if they are experts in every field, particularly academia and politics.

    Drives me nuts.

    Comment by Beth — March 9, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

  7. HAHAHAHA, Didn’t see your comment until very recently Beth.

    What amazes me is how ordinary folks think that their opinion is all that important as well. Take blogs, for instance. I’ve often looked at them as a way for people to compensate for something lacking in their life… Of course, Laura is an exception (haha)… But one must wonder just how ego-centric a person must be to have a blog and actually post to it all the time with a bunch of nonesense, thinking they are creating some egalitarian debate forum whereby their opinions not only matter but will be hotly debated. In some ways, aren’t we just trying to follow in the footsteps of the Hollywoodians all that much more?

    I prefer forums where the majority of people you don’t know, creating an open dialogue with those who are most likely not like-minded. Of course, those types of things tend to be more frustrating and sour the whole idea of posting an opinion/arguing a position because of the lack of fruitfulness that is observed by the argumentor.

    Comment by Andrew P. — March 17, 2006 @ 1:36 am

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