Friday, April 13, 2007

Dick and the war

Mrs. Verb had to watch Jon Stewart all alone last night because Mr. Verb is off on one of his fishing trips with the boys. She thought he would have liked John Oliver's comment on the proposed new "War Czar" - he was talking about Cheney and said "The Vice President mongs a good war. Who knows what he'll mong next?" According to the Oakland News, that's 60's-speak for "war monger," but Mrs. Verb certainly never heard it in the 60's. Of course, she was pretty busy raising the little Verblets.


The Ridger, FCD said...

John Oliver is a linguistic treasure. His riff on "emboldening the terrorists", beginning with "Yes, Jon, they're a remarkably emboldenable bunch" was a remarkable tour-de-force of productive morphology.

And he's hella funny, too.

Mr. Verb said...

Yup, this is great. And we've even got wireless here at the fishing camp. Hi to the Verblets. (And Timmy, be nice to your little sister!)