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.

3 comments:

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!
:-P
gfa

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.