Climate of embarrassment
Introducing the main speaker at an interim legislative committee meeting Wednesday, Chairman Jim Gooch mistakenly pronounced what should have been a silent 's.'
As a result, Viscount ('vA'-kount,' according to Random House Webster's College Dictionary) Christopher Walker Monckton became a 'vizz (rhymes with fizz)-count.'
Although Rep. Mike Cherry, D-Princeton, got it right when he later addressed Monckton, several other lawmakers on the panel repeated the 'vizzcount' mistake often during the course of a lengthy meeting. Read more
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#1 Feb 12, 2008
Oh, you say tomato, I say tomato. You say potato, I say potato. Vi, Vis, Vizz, reckon, wreck in. Are we all really so prim and perfect? No. The news dear, please report the news. What newsworthy item changes the way you or I are forever changed? That is the news you should be reporting. Not that Mark Twain mispronounced somebodies title. Maybe he did it on purpose?
#2 Feb 19, 2008
Were you drunk when you wrote this? im sure there is a good idea somewhere inside this, but it doessnt relate or appear to make sense.
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