Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Sweet Valentymes Story

One of the most annoying aspects of this time of year for me is hearing people say Valentymes rather than Valentine's Day. I hear it everywhere, and people from every walk of life seem to lapse into saying it during moments of excitability.


"WhatchagonnagetyourwifeforValentymes?

Huh? What? Youcantellme, c'mon!

Tell me, whatyougettin'forValentymes?."

The only consoling factor for me is that this annoyance ends on February 15th. Unlike my year-long struggle with people from Putnam County, WV, who regularly pronounce their county "Putman." It makes me want to drive a stake through their hearts.

Hearts.

I love it when two different rants find common ground.

8 comments:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

ITA - especially with the Putman thing. The Evil Twin and I would say, "Is that anywhere near Vietman?"

Barbie Girl said...

When my 5 year old says Valentymes it's cute, but I correct her. When you hear someone who is not 5 say it, it's way annoying.

Jay said...

I'm getting my girlfriend a Doverman Pincher or maybe a Rockweiller. Our dog was hit and killed by a car after getting away from us at a rest stop on the 4-lane. We thought maybe she would be alright when she made it to the medium, but irregardless, a flat-bed carrying rebarb ended it.

The Film Geek said...

Gee, Jay, I'm sawwry to hear that. :)

Anonymous said...

Supposebly there's some holiday coming up????

Buzzardbilly said...

A friend of mine used to say "ruint" for "ruined" and each and every time I wanted to use her vocal cords to slingshot her into another galaxy.

The Film Geek said...

Hey Anonymous: there is, but I forget pacifically which holiday it is.

Dianne Stone said...

My boss, AKA Chicken (for Chicken Little) recently told our inventory guy "well, if we do that, it will throw up a red feather". a feather. a FEATHER. Come on now! He also told someone the other day that he doesn't "buttercoat" things (instead of sugarcoat). I have thought about getting a book, like a baby book, and recording these gems. Oh, there was also the time he talked about something being a "trick 22" instead of catch 22. and he regularly uses the word "legally" when he shouldn't.