Saturday, September 6, 2008

Properly pronouncing ‘Palin’

Does Sarah Palin’s last name rhyme with sailin’... or gallon? I keep hearing both.

Like in this webvid by Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter. She pronounces “Palin” both ways.

I hope it gets straightened out before election day.

21 comments:

maria said...

that is so NOT why you posted this video...LOL!!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Busted. :^)

So let me say this to Sen. McCain: If you want the kids to be "off limits," tell your daughter not to stick her cans in my face.

I am Undercover Black Man, and I approved this message.

maria said...

LOLOL!!

Kellybelle said...

I thought it was PAY-lin. She said she gave one or two of her many children middle namesof "van" because "Van Palin" sounded like "Van Halen".
(And when you look like you just stepped out of a WHitesnake video, that's a plus.)

Undercover Black Man said...

^

:^D

cnulan said...

Orale homes..., check it out!!!

As if the fundaligionist stupidity weren't enough, she also suffers from the incurable mind rot. But wasn't that evident already in that phuggin sneer of hers?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Does that writer seem credible to you, Craig?

Or like a leftist willing to lie?

This is the mean season, and all sorts of tricksters are gonna be getting into the game.

I'm gonna chill and wait to see what real journalists (or at least the National Enquirer) find out in Alaska.

cnulan said...

he do, he do seem credible to me.

SJ said...

Why doesn't McCain parade his adopted Bangladeshi daughter around?

Why did they adopt a Bangladeshi and not an American?? I thought he was all about "Country First"!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ If the candidates' kids weren't off limits, I would confess that I find something heartbreaking about the Bangladeshi girl.

Geneva Girl said...

My question exactly: Where is Bridget? They brought her out briefly, but then disappeared. I do remember reading that after the smear campaign about her in 2000, they keep her out of the lime light to protect her. Either that or she doesn't fit the image they want to project.

My second question: Don't these kids have school? I'm pretty sure that grandma has the Obama girls in school. Why is Piper, aka Hair Licker, going on tour with them? Shouldn't she be sitting in her second grade classroom? I guess that's why Alaska has the LOWEST high school graduation rates in the country.

I agree with Kellybelle. My understanding too is that it's PAY-lin, rhyming with Van Halen. Tacky, tacky, tacky.

Awake In Rochester said...

I think that it's PAY-lin, but don't worry about it. Whatever the vast majority calls her will stick. There will be little correction. After all most people mispronounce V.P. Dick Cheney's name. It's CHEE-nee, not CHAY-nee. I heard an early correction on the world news when he fist got into office. I just checked Wikipedia, and it also says CHEE-nee in the footnotes. So however we the people pronounce, or mispronounce her name will stick. Oh wait!...Wikipedia says it's pronounced /ˈpeɪlɪn/. Hmmm. We'll see what sticks.

dez said...

I wish he'd picked Michael Palin instead of Sarah. Ni!

Undercover Black Man said...

Oh wait!...Wikipedia says it's pronounced /ˈpeɪlɪn/.

How does that sound? I hate those damn useless-ass Wikipedia pronunciation guides...

Undercover Black Man said...

By the way, Awake In Rochester... welcome. And thanks for commenting.

Carlos Ortega said...

you've read this???

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%E2%80%9Cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%E2%80%9D/

bumpster said...

I think it is pronounced Pair-a-Cans. McCain and a Pairacans for Preznit.

bklyn6 said...

^Yeah. I saw the article yesterday, but I didn't read it all. I wonder if the source was credible.

btw, I haven't heard anything but "PAY-lin."

Undercover Black Man said...

you've read this???

Carlos, that's a leftist smear. And so obvious a one, not even the Daily Kos wants anything to do with it. This link has been deleted from a couple of Daily Kos "diaries."

Let us not feel so threatened and desperate that we embrace every lie that comes down the pike. That's how the Obama-haters behave.

Anonymous said...

A couple? Fuck, we've been slapping dozens of them away.
Click here

--bad dad

ps - Is there any reason that my word verification ended in 'jug'?

That's just a little much.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Welcome, bad dad. Thanks for commenting.