Friday, December 14, 2007

Huckawhy?

The most annoying thing for me about the media is their insistence on making up words that they think sound cool and are funny, but in reality are not.
In non election years this takes the form of words like "Brangelina" or "Bennifer". In the past few weeks we have been inundated with a flood of news about Mike Huckabee, and in response the media has reared its unoriginal head and given us "Huckacide" (which the inventor, one Rich Lowry at the National Review, thinks means 'to kill oneself with Mike Huckabee', when in fact it should mean 'to kill Mike Huckabee', but I digress), "Huck-mentum", "Huckaboom", "Huckmania", and "the Huckster", to which which we all collectively say: "Huckawhy?" Or better yet: "What the Huck?"


7 comments:

randy said...

I always knew you had a dirty mouth, Nick, but geez.

Nick said...

I missed one: Huckaplomacy. Utterly shameless.

apyknowzitall said...

What about Huckanorris?

Cabeza said...

I know this isn't really the most germane (read: relevant, not Jackson) place to post this, but I'm at work at my client site and I have no access to my personal email.

Nick--I talked to a guy at my work who has several connections at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and he said that either place would be very interested in a doctor of physics. He's going to send me the link to a couple of websites for you to check out, as well as the name of one or two points of contact that you can talk to.

If you're still potentially interested. I'll let you know once I get that information.

Nick said...

Awesome. Just email them to me. Thanks.

Nick said...

Oh my. Add two more to the list: Huckenfreude, and Huckabeean (as in Maccabeean).

JKC said...

Those are all terrible.

With one exception. Huckster is actually a real word. It refers to someone who buys commodities and re-sells them in lower quantities to poor folks who can't afford to buy at the market quantities.

The original hucksters were Scottish peddler women (such as fishmongers), but it has taken on a negative political connotation, reminiscent of the snake oil salesman and Pappy O'Daniel.