Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cultural Illiteracy On Parade

     M-tt L--r, well-known talking face on [a national TV network], as a huge float cruises by, covered in oddly-attired dancers: "The cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It, presenting a medley of George and Ira Gershwin hits including Ess Wonderful."

     Yep.  That's what the person said.  "S. Wonderful."

     'Cos he never heard this:

     'Swonderful.  Ya idiot.  Lives in Manhattan, works in the media, f'gosh sakes, and he dunno the Gershwin oeuvre forwards and backwards? Wow.  More white toast and milk, Mr. L---r?

     ETA: Try the Diana Krall version.


armedlaughing said...

A friend used to do radio from Yuma (yes, they have radio in Yuma!)
and taught broadcasting @ the local community college.
A student broadcaster uttered the same thing as,
"Es Wonderful"
I blame the proximity to the Mexican border!

Eric said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who cringed when the talking head butchered that title.

Stretch said...

Cultural amnesia is a terminal disease for our nation.