I have to bring up what you said weeks ago, Tillerman. Don't they check their work before handing it in, or, doesn't ANYONE notice the mistakes? If they didn't have any more posterboard, they could have at least salvaged it by adding a couple of letters! It was doable.
Very strange indeed Baydog. Some observers are suggesting that all these incorrectly spelled signs are not so much an indication that the attendees at these rallies didn't pay attention in school or that they are all dyslexic, but that the strange words may be the first signals of the evolution of a new dialect of English. I believe it is called Teabonics.
Tillerman,While I would prefer that topics be limited to sail-based subjects, I must ask this question.Do you derive some great British pleasure from internationally exhibiting these moronic Colonials, and their continual destruction of Her Majesty's English?-- Anchorh
Stephen, I would prefer that topics be limited to sail-based subjects too but all these misspelled signs do have a nautical connection. Back in 1773, some colonials in Boston (not the real one in England, the copy in the then British colony of Massachusetts) went on board some ships in Boston Harbour and had a "tea party." Now I'm sure you think that tea parties are what little girls have with their imaginary friends but the tea party in Boston was somewhat different because the colonials involved weren't little girls and they sprinkled the tea in the harbour instead of putting it in the teapot! How strange is that? History doesn't record whether they had imaginary friends.Anyway, ever since the US elected Mr. Obama as its President a number of angry white people have been holding "tea parties" again. This time they don't throw tea leaves in the sea. Instead they walk around with misspelled signs and shout things like "Go back to Kenya you Muslin," and "Don't let the government take over our Medicare."I don't derive "great British pleasure" from displaying the photos of these morons. First of all they are technically known as "morans" (not morons) after one of the words they used on their signs. Secondly they don't just flout Her Majesty's English; they can't even spell American English. Actually some of them can't even spell the word "American"; they spell it "Amercian".So it's not "British pleasure". The morans would probably say it's "liberal elitist pleasure". ("Liberal elitist" is Teabonics for "someone who can spell America".)
"Teabonics" is the perfectly appropriate term for this phenomena, Tillerman. These guys and gals are under-schooled (home-schooled?) in American history. They presume to be the progeny of the original Founders of this nation who threw tea into the Boston harbor in 1773; actually, they are the off-spring of the xenophobic and nativist Know-Nothings of the 1840's and 1850's. The key to Know Nothing successes in 1854 was the collapse of the second-party system, brought about primarily by the demise of the Whig party. Perhaps the desirable demise of the modern Republican party will allow the emergence of the Tea Party. But if they can't spell, I don't think they should be allowed to govern.
Sorry. I was thinking of another posts
Yes, he's extremey amesty.These, then.