To CNN: You Need to Get Your Terms Straight and Pronounce Words Correctly: #1
Note to CNN:
When you are talking about the fancy footwork done by horses, including Mitt Romney’s horse, the term is not pronounced Dress-age. It’s pronounced “dress-AHGE.”
As soon as I check out of the recently re-opened NYLO Warwick Hotel in Warwick, RI and give you an update on this height-of-contemporary-boutique-hotel, which I’ll do in transit to Boston and on the way back to the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts to be in time for tonight’s Tangelwood performance, I need to give you insights into the ridiculous bit of copy written by CNN and read aloud to viewers which described a street brawl in a residential neighborhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland last Sunday as a tussle between ,”British Pro-Protentents and Irish Pro-Catholics.” Watch for the explanation of whatever that is supposed to mean here at my blog! It’s hard to believe a statement that stupid could have been made by an organization focused on news. On the otherhand, they are the folks that brought us hours of live televised broadcast “news” about a child in a mylar balloon floating above the earth that was a complete hoax and brought us the over-the-edge Shirley Sherrod story one could also characterize as a hoax.
I’m on my way from the NYLO Warwick, Rhode Island to Boston for a Lobster/Clambake at the New England Aquarium. This luncheon is hosted at the aquarium for the July meeting of an organization in travel that I belong to. Sounds like it’s going to be a perfect afternoon but I have to tell you I feel a bit odd about chowing down on what sounds like a delicious seafood menu on the deck of an aquarium. It brings to mind the company whose summer family picnic was a barbeque in a meadow surrounded by cows! And then there’s that billboard advertising campaign I saw everywhere in the south one year for Chick-fil-A that had big cows on their signs saying, “Eat more chicken!” Maybe chicken and salads would have been a better menu choice for today at the aquarium! I’m going to make sure that I don’t eat anywhere near a lobster tank. That would not be cool!
--Gotta Fly Now!sm
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