Our evolving language

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.”

Well, last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart he added a couple of new words that would totally have been used.

Procrasturbating

Congratsturbating

Enjoy!

The Perfessor

Jon Stewart Bitch-Slaps Rush Limbaugh

Jon Stewart recently covered the conservatives’ reaction to radio host and national embarrassment Rush Limbaugh’s recent incendiary remarks about Sandra Fluke and her Congressional testimony on birth control coverage.

You go Jon. You go.

The Perfessor

Women who are raped “too much”

Yeah, you read that headline right, apparently Fox News contributor Liz Trotta recently made headlines Sunday when she reacted on the air to a report that there has been a 64% rise in violent sexual assaults in the miltary. Her reaction was, “What did they expect? These people are in close contact.”

Than’s when our guy, Jon Stewart was so shocked by her nonchalance regarding women’s safety, and her implied view that men can’t help but assault their coworkers. that Stewart in turn commented “You know what they say, you can’t make a co-ed omelette without raping a few eggs,” he said, mimicking her audacity.

Stewart was even more “horror-tained” by Trotta’s next remarks regarding military spending. According to her, abuse counseling and response efforts are “bureaucracy” and a waste of money on women who are simply “being raped too much”

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Mitt Romney; We Know What You Did Last Quarter

As you all know by now, Mitt Romney unveiled his tax returns the other day, and well, as it turns out he makes more in a single day than most Americans make all year.

He paid some $6 million over the past 2 years
He earned over $43 million in that time
And paid a tax rate of just 13.9% (which is less than that a family that earns about $56k a year pays)

Perhaps the worst part of it all, however is that he justifies making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying the same tax rate as the guy who scans his shoes at the airport.

Watch how this all plays out via a clip from the Daily Show.

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