I like the cut of your jib.
TV reporter who uttered racial slur on air says she "combined the names of the Knicks and the Lakers"
Oh boy, this again.
Lurking in one’s neurons. Oooo.
K and (hard) G are both glottal stops, the only difference is whether the stop is voiced or not.
Long A sound is a closing diphthong.
IMO, their explanation is plausible and her apology passes the sniff test.
I’m not prepared to crucify them on the strength of one stumbled word in an 18 second TV clip.
My opinion is subject to change if evidence emerges they have a history of using racial slurs.
(Mentally combines the names of the Chicago Bulls and the Qatar Hitters)
After hearing the clip, I can’t imagine that she said anything other than what it sounded like. The knicks excuse seems like obvious, transparent bullshit
Either she mixed up the words in her brain, or an MSNBC host decided she would use the news of Kobe Bryants death to say the n word with no context for no reason, part of a dastardly plan to be racist on air for some reason?
I dunno one explanation sounds a lot simpler than the other.
Agreed. I don’t hear an incontrovertible hard G in there. Try repeating “lager laker” over & over & see if you can hear it correctly every time when you’re saying it yourself.
Man, I always get such a laugh out of that “Dede Megadodo” flub! thank you for linking that one again…
I see the author of this piece has already tried and condemned the reporter, with the headline. This manufactured outrage is getting tiresome. Hey, maybe you can find an old clip of her making the “OK” symbol to someone as well. Bring out the tar and feathers.
The headline is literally a description of what she did and then a direct quote from her explaining why she did it.
That’s the point. She didn’t do anything. Her problem was apologizing for a verbal stumble, thus validating this ridiculous topic. The people upset by this were also upset by playing “Stairway to Heaven” backwards, convinced they heard “My Sweet Satan”.
Yikes indeed, on a positive note, I guess it’s good that she’s not Roma? (if you regularly use “gypped”…)
So is Nehkkers one of those secret words wypipo use?
Did she spill the beaners?
Seriously, “lurking in one’s neurons”?
If a word… any word… isn’t “lurking in one’s neurons”, how does one recognize it when one hears it?
Be very careful how you say “neuron lurker.”
What really annoys me about the “bad word lurking in your neurons” idea is: unless you are completely oblivious to pop culture you will hear the N word and many other bad words regularly.
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