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POCK-E-STAHN???
vanity | October 23, 2012 | vanity

Posted on 10/23/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople

How Pretentious


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: idiot; obama; pretentious; snobby
I bet the Pock-e-Stahnees think Bath House Barry is as pretentious as we do.
1 posted on 10/23/2012 7:43:02 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

This is one of my biggest pet peeves, especially when he says “Afghanistan” in the usual Americanized manner. It makes no sense whatsoever.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: MuttTheHoople
Obama Bin Laden’s pronunciation of Pakistan is annoying to say the least.
3 posted on 10/23/2012 7:51:08 AM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Not pretentious, PC. If one pronounces all place names as the natives do (so Moskova instead of Moscow, Wien instead of Vienna, “pock-e-stahn” for Pakistan, etc.) it’s pretentious. If one only pronounce place names from Muslim and Latin American countries like the natives, it’s political correctness rather than pretension.


4 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:06 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

"...he's just optimalizing"

5 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MuttTheHoople

He was a pretentious douche all night and it showed clearly.


6 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:05 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: MuttTheHoople
POCK-E-STAHN???

Spoken and pronounced like a guy who traveled there on an Indonesian passport, thus claiming Indonesian citizenship, to attend a muslim jihadist camp.

7 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

This nation- me. I can’t stand listening to him.


8 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by rwh
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To: MuttTheHoople

What is it with these a-holes? Remember Ted Koppel and Knee-ker-auuugg-whaaaa back in the 80’s?


9 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yeah. Barry needs to be slapped across the mouth everytime he says that. I’m sure it sounds ridiculous to most REAL Americans.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 7:54:02 AM PDT by GnL
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To: MuttTheHoople

It was the Norwood-Dingell moment of the debate...


11 posted on 10/23/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT by Professional
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To: The_Reader_David

I broke up with my college boyfriend when he insisted on calling James Madison’s home “Monpelliyay.” He argued that the French pronunciation was correct, even though it was an Americanized use of the word. Of course he said “Paris,” though, and not “Par-eee.” Douche.


12 posted on 10/23/2012 8:01:13 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: MuttTheHoople

If only it were just pretentious. It’s also arrogant, totalitarian, and anti-American in a way that’s particularly noxious in an American President.

We have a pronunciation for that country in American English, and it’s “Pack-i-stan.”

It isn’t at all about how the natives of that country pronounce it.

I don’t care that you were there, Obama. You’re an American. You’re the President of all Americans. Speak American English.

It’s our country and our language. For the Scolding Pedant-in-Chief to try to school and overrule Americans — ‘No, here is how it’s pronounced, troglodytes — is just another reason I’m counting down the days to when I can punch my bal-LOT.


13 posted on 10/23/2012 8:09:37 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: MuttTheHoople

Didn’t he date a POCK-E-STAHN-E at Columbia?


14 posted on 10/23/2012 8:10:38 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

That was my morning laugh! Thanks!


15 posted on 10/23/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

In all honesty, I don’t have much of a problem with this if that’s the way he’s been saying the country’s name his whole life. I’m from Boston and I say VaMont, not VerMont and Missouri instead of Missura (as my cousins say it).


16 posted on 10/23/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

People like him only do this with 3rd world countries...

when is the last time this President said “ Pair-ee, France?


17 posted on 10/23/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: MuttTheHoople

But Pocky-stan is where they make Pocky! and Pocky is yummy!

18 posted on 10/23/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Good to see that you have standards. :)


19 posted on 10/23/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: cotton1706

Obama has lived in Hawaii, California (Occidental), New York (Columbia), Massachusetts (Harvard), and Illinois, off the top of my head.

How could he have been using that pronunciation his whole life?

No one in any of those states says POCK-ee-stahn, except maybe a few pathetic losers at the Kennedy School of Government. And you know their mamas don’t say it like that.

It’s not a regionalism like Missura; it’s strictly an affectation, pointedly meant to shame Americans and emphasize The One’s sophistication.


20 posted on 10/23/2012 8:33:38 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: MuttTheHoople
Other buzzwords that are annoying when said by the Kenyan Commie:

"Let me be clear"
"Folks"
"When I came to office I inherited the worst recession since the great depression"
"We should not repeat the same economic policies that got us into this mess in the first place"

I'm sick of him, sick of his cabinet, sick of his economy, sick of his wife and bratty kids. I want him out of office NOW, I hope I get my wish in two weeks.

21 posted on 10/23/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by erod
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To: MuttTheHoople

It’s a legitimate pronunciation (better than corpseman, anyway) but it’s idiotically inconsistent when he also says ‘Afghanistan’ the normal way, instead of ‘off-GAH-nee-stahn.’


22 posted on 10/23/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: MuttTheHoople

It’s not only pretentious, it’s utterly incorerct.


23 posted on 10/23/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

sorry - make that ‘incorrect.’


24 posted on 10/23/2012 11:44:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

No need— it was incorrect the first time.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: GraceG
Maybe it's Poké-stan!

I gotta apologized to 'em all!!

26 posted on 10/23/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Max in Utah

Huh? Care to elaborate?


27 posted on 10/23/2012 11:17:28 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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It’s not only pretentious, it’s utterly incorerct.

Well, 'incorerct' was incorrect.

On the next post, 'incorrect' was correct.

Just struck me as funny...

28 posted on 10/25/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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