Skip to comments.Vanity: The best of "Mumbles" Menino (and a website grab)
Posted on 05/10/2005 1:16:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
On yesterday's Howie Carr show, callers remembered some of the malaprop-isms over the years by tongue-tied Boston Mayor Thomas M. (for Mumbles) Menino. It was said that the mayor was going around trying to buy up unflattering domain names. He didn't get MumblesMeninoSucks.com , though.
"We don't want people conjugatin' on the Common"
Q: "Which states got hit hardest by this blizzard?" A: "Uh, Philadelphia..."
"It was an Alcatraz around my neck"
"If you need an emergency, call 911"
"The Yankee Foundation" (referring to the Red Sox- related Yawkey Foundation)
"It's safe to take your family out to the Sock game" (i.e., Red Sox)
"That really, you know, fries my nose"
After someone suggested this domain name to Howie Carr on air, it was soon grabbed up.
"The Vietmese Community" (sic)
"Towns in Western Mass. like Newton" (check a map)
"The Providences of Canada"
I've just heard about this guy from an article posted earlier today here! What a maroon! Does he get roasted in the press for his malapropisms? Probably not, huh.
He gets roasted on Howie Carr's show, of course, and in Howie's columns, but not so much elsewhere . I do remember the first time he got elected--he opened up by saying, in that familiar Boston accent, "I'm not a fancy talkah".
Only thing I miss about Mass is Howie Carr's show.
Can hear it online at howiecarr.com or WRKO's site (now MANY more slots!)
by the way I heard Sandy say yesterday that it would be about $100 to register a domain name for a year, etc., if someone wanted to. Er, you can get em for as low as $8 or so...depends where you look.
Thanks for the info on the addition of slots.
It was always such a pain to try to get the show on-line.
Did he recommend abstinance by "letting your meat loaf"?
> "Port-a-Potty"--pronounced Pot-a-potty
They can be used as weapons, you know...
It would spell trouble for Menino...if only he could spell it...
Oh man! Also, once I was listening to a Red Sox game and heard Menino on a public service announcement about prostate cancer-- and he says "be sure to have your
I miss Howie also, no such person in St. Louis
Did you hear Mumbles doing a public service commercial before? A riot!
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