This video was made by Entertainment Weekly writer Grady Smith in response to readers who thought his list of his favorite country albums from 2013 didn’t include enough mainstream country music. “I hope country fans will stop settling for this derivative junk,” he says in a message on YouTube. “I love a dumb party song every once in a while (including some of these!), but when they’re the only flavor available, they get old very, very fast.”
As for me, I have personally said that miost Country Music is “dead dog” music (the singer sings about his dog and why he is sad…). Ah well, seems that I wasn’t that far off.
Back in the 1980s on the HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. comedian/actor Rich Hall had a special segment entitled Sniglets which Hall described as “any word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should”. Hall went on to publish both his own sniglets, and those submitted by fans into a number of books.
Personally I loved sniglets and coined and submitted a term of my own (which I don’t believe was ever used “Autoeradication: When stuck in traffic on the highway, and you get to the point in the road where the traffice suddenly goes from stop & go, back to 55 MPH, and there is no apparent cause for the delay.”