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autumn43's avatar

How do you pronounce 'nuclear'?

Asked by autumn43 (5282points) October 2nd, 2008

I’m watching the debate and Gov. Palin has said repeatedly “nukecular”....just like President Bush! It sounds so…so….stupid!!!

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Bri_L's avatar

hehehe

My wife just yelled ” it is nuclear!!!!! ”

sdeutsch's avatar

I just logged on to ask that same question – you’d think that would be one thing they would have drilled into her before the debate!

jlm11f's avatar

NUCULAR!!!! if palin says it, it must be right, right?

El_Cadejo's avatar

Is it really that hard of a word to pronounce?

delirium's avatar

HAhahahahahahahahaha. WE MUST NOT LET THEM GET OUR CELLS!

Bri_L's avatar

maybe she should try winking.

Or better yet just change the question like she has so many times if she has to bring it up again.

delirium's avatar

SHE DID IT AGAIN!

Bri_L's avatar

she did it again.

DRINK!

kevbo's avatar

Gwen is slick with that follow up.

jlm11f's avatar

“Can we change the Q again?” “No i don’t want to answer that Q. How about we talk about something else”

syz's avatar

She depresses me. She really does.

delirium's avatar

and again….

She can say akmadinijad…... why can’t sh-

She just repeated biden with the school thing…

judochop's avatar

did anyone catch when she said o’biden?

sdeutsch's avatar

Yeah – I thought that was just me – you heard it too? =)

autumn43's avatar

She can say it right and then she says it wrong! She says she’s not a Washington insider – but that just proves she is…..sorry Sara!

Mtl_zack's avatar

“i beg to disagree with you’

autumn43's avatar

@judochop – YES!!! She said Senator O’Biden and he was cracking up. I’m glad he didn’t say anything about it right then – but boy I bet he wanted to!

gailcalled's avatar

And what about that fixed grin? It is beginning to look like a rictus to me. Biden seems both relaxed and articulate, as the an old pro who used to speaking ex temp all the time should..

syz's avatar

Is that a grin? I thought she was smirking this whole time.

sdeutsch's avatar

I thought it was a grimace – but I guess she doesn’t know how badly she’s doing…

judochop's avatar

team of Mavericks???

autumn43's avatar

It certainly seems like a smirk and all that dripping sarcasm….I have this strong urge to clean my TV screen.

judochop's avatar

the best is when she agreed with Biden on gay marriage. She had no idea what happend there.

El_Cadejo's avatar

“There you go again” DRINK

autumn43's avatar

Doggone it???? From a VP hopeful? This is very painful.

Mtl_zack's avatar

heres a shout out to all the 3rd graders

gailcalled's avatar

Rictus= a fixed grimace or grin. We’re all correct.

I also get the feeling that the puppet master is pulling the guy wires. Now she is cheering on her brother and all third graders. Can you image her representing our country in the world community?

nocountry2's avatar

all isralies get extra credit

syz's avatar

That folksy, I’m just a real person like you “gosh darn it” crap is driving me crazy!

judochop's avatar

the one with “special needs” is speaking right now.

autumn43's avatar

Oooooh!!! We didn’t get the joke!

“Can’t wait to work with ya!”

autumn43's avatar

I’m so glad the founding fathers provided flexibility in the position. (Huh?)

jlm11f's avatar

“Course I know what the VP does. I was just kidding. Duh!!!! OMG you totally fell for it.”

Bri_L's avatar

I like when she gets cornered on something she cant answer she gridlocks her eyes on the camera and goes off.

nocountry2's avatar

“I’m qualified because I’m not qualified! I’m just like you!”

gailcalled's avatar

To be fair, are there any McCain-Palin supporters here who feel outnumbered but would like to say something? I personally promise to listen and not produce any wise-cracks.

syz's avatar

I think they probably cleared out some time ago

judochop's avatar

People support palin?

judochop's avatar

I refuse to even capitalize her name.

Bri_L's avatar

@ gailcalled – Agreed

how can she say McCain isn’t more of the same when she insulted the age of her oponant.

she said maverik drink twice

autumn43's avatar

Drinking.

I agree too, gailcalled. Anyone?

syz's avatar

Awww. I didn’t know about the drinking game. I would’ve brought tequila. That might actually have made this easier to watch.

nocountry2's avatar

(I’ll pretend)...“that Biden! He’s so…wrinkly! Man all those years of experience and NO eye cream…”

judochop's avatar

yeah. Biden just is not MAV enough for me.

autumn43's avatar

I’ll say it again….this is very palinful…er, I mean painful!

nocountry2's avatar

“Biden! Quit actually answering the questions! Why can’t you be more like ME darnit??”

autumn43's avatar

@nocountry2 – it’s “Gosh darnit!” LOL!

judochop's avatar

you walk the walk you don’t just talk the talk. Ugh

gailcalled's avatar

From a college classmate of mine who lives in SE Florida, about 20 miles north of Miami on the coast. She was canvassing a few blocks from her house.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008
“Yesterday while canvassing for Obama, I experienced this: a woman answered her door and said “I’m for McCain,” then throwing up her arms, raising her voice, smiling triumphantly, she added “and PALIN, Praise the Lord!.” I was struck dumb. It was probably my worst moment as a canvasser. I just stood there and stared at her.”

autumn43's avatar

“Getting to know you….getting to know all about you!” (singing)

El_Cadejo's avatar

“i like being able to answer these tough questions” WTF how many times did she dodge a question

trudacia's avatar

Bless your hearts…

judochop's avatar

she didint answer shit.

autumn43's avatar

Um, aren’t your children’s children your grandchildren?

Bri_L's avatar

@ uberbatman – 57, which is hard as there were only 12 asked. She dodged questions that were not asked.

robmandu's avatar

would like to point out that while I cannot pronounce Ahmadinejad… I certainly can say nulcleyer… aw, damn

Bri_L's avatar

Thats ok robmandu

we all get to drink again!

Of course Im drinking soda

jlm11f's avatar

Why is there only 1 VP debate? This makes for great television…

gailcalled's avatar

To try to be fair (which is hard) I note that Sarah does have to stand there in high heels. I might have liked her better had she showed up in pink high tops.

sdeutsch's avatar

Pink high tops would totally have won her a few votes! (Not from me, but perhaps from others…)

judochop's avatar

I think the best reality tv show would be palin and
McCain living in a small one bedroom flat in NYC.

autumn43's avatar

@gailcalled – you’re right. I wonder if she wore the Maverick pumps though….those hold up under pressure! And nucular questions!

nocountry2's avatar

“serious is sexy!”

autumn43's avatar

Aw shucks! It’s over! Gosh darnit! Phooey, I tell ya!

trudacia's avatar

I have a question, why is our government making blenders?

kevbo's avatar

They left her mic on. Sneaky.

hannahsugs's avatar

they left his mic on too, he just kept his mouth shut.

delirium's avatar

I was wondering if they did that!

judochop's avatar

it would
Be great if
He would just slap her right now.

kevbo's avatar

on the ass

judochop's avatar

indeed Kev. Indeed

Bri_L's avatar

NBC gave her a positive review. I thought she was repetitive and hick.

autumn43's avatar

Gee, I’m wondering why a 5 month old baby isn’t in bed at this hour! Debate or no debate! Poor little guy…

squigish's avatar

I thought Gwen did a much better job of keeping them on track than Jim Leher did last week

autumn43's avatar

I think Gwen did too. Even when Palin kept changing the subject!

Bri_L's avatar

@squigish – I agree. And I thought very fair.

Bri_L's avatar

@ autumn43 – 5 month old and being carried around by a little girl who can barley carry her.

squigish's avatar

It was a way of politely saying, “hon, do you want to answer the question now?”

autumn43's avatar

Well, it’s been fun watching with all of you.

Sen. Lieberman is gushing over her…so I can’t watch any longer.

squigish's avatar

@autumn43 Switch to PBS!

robmandu's avatar

(wishes gov’t would just get out of my way and get on my side.) ^10

Alaska FTW!

Bri_L's avatar

a lot of both sides.

Bri_L's avatar

Rob,

what is FTW?

Bri_L's avatar

Oh, hehe.

judochop's avatar

did exxon mobil just had a commercial spot about saving the world from dangerous gases????

jlm11f's avatar

ftw = for the win.

I was watching on CNN, but I switched to MSNBC because the pundits there are hilarious.

robmandu's avatar

thinks making a lame attempt at a joke to denigrate your own lame attempt at a joke as well as your opponent’s lame attempt at a joke == FAIL

syz's avatar

I’m so sad. The pundits are saying that because she didn’t say anything stupendously stupid, she did well. That’s setting a pretty low bar.

Bri_L's avatar

@PnL – Well ok Miss Cabel

So, if we ever need someone to take over as president and Not answer our questions or those of other countries, she is our gal.

judochop's avatar

when did msnbc become right wing?

El_Cadejo's avatar

“she had a set of answers to a set of questions, even if those questions werent asked”

judochop's avatar

yet another exxon commercial?!

gailcalled's avatar

Turn on PBS. David Brooks must have been listening to a different debate; but I pity him having to try to say something intelligent about SP.

jrpowell's avatar

“And I will confront another form of bias: the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
George W. Bush’s Speech to the NAACP

Seems fitting.

Bri_L's avatar

I am afraid she was as scripted as I expected.

She referred to all the info that she had practiced over the few weeks. When it came back to defending it she repeated it.

If she didn’t have it she blatantly dodged it.

She applied the folksy part of her that the darn home folks love. And, as you pointed out, she quirked her way out of situations by not answering.

robmandu's avatar

Researching Biden’s statement that the veep being considered part of the legislative branch is a “bizarre notion”... and came across this

When the President is impeached, the Chief Justice of the United States of America presides over the Senate during the impeachment trial. Otherwise, the Vice President, in his capacity as President of the Senate, or the President pro tempore of the Senate presides. This may include the impeachment of the Vice President

Maybe that’s why the democrat congress has been dragging its feet on the Cheney impeachment?

fireside's avatar

You have to go 4:30 into this video

nucular

@robmandu – lol, you don’t think that Cheney would be an impartial judge over himself? : )

kevbo's avatar

@rob, either that or they’ve been dragging their feet because they’ve been afraid that Dubya will declare martial law and suspend the election. This is the reported sentiment of Congressman John Olver who has represented MA District 1 since 1991.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46F36s4RVf4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUbUgEe1To&feature=related

augustlan's avatar

I watched with my republican husband. We did not kill each other.

I thought she dodged way more Qs than Biden did, but hubby thought they were about even on that. Is our bias getting in the way? Or, just my husband’s? I was hoping she’d flame out in a spectacular way, and was surprised that she did as well as she did. But, “gosh darn it”, I just wanted to smack that smug smile off her face!

Emilyy's avatar

Wow, you guys were practically live-blogging this thing!

Personally, I’m just cranky that I didn’t find this until after the debate. Anyone who has it on TiVo is gonna have a fun encore.

queenzboulevard's avatar

[nukliər] not [njukliər]

galileogirl's avatar

Somebody send Gov Palin some G’s. Anyway that’s what I’m thinkin, dontcha know?

McHobbes's avatar

I’ve always hear it sounding like “New Clear” ... except for my chemistry teacher, who constantly said “Newkyellar”... and dear Lady Palin reminds me of nothing more than him (and I swear he would’ve wanted to be the “gosh darn” VP had he not been so completely from a foreign country).

arnbev959's avatar

“Say it aint so, Joe!”

breedmitch's avatar

You would think an energy “expert” would pronounce it correctly.

I can see her handlers not correcting her pronunciation of nuclear because it adds to her “folksy charm” and perhaps they wouldn’t mind the media beating her up about it because it gains her sympathy with joe six-pack.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Lmao. Joe six-pack. I wonder if he has a hockey mom?

autumn43's avatar

The hockey Moms I have heard do NOT say “Gotcha!” and “Gosh darnit!” and “Doggone it!” :0)

breedmitch's avatar

I think Biden missed a great opportunity at that moment. Palin said, ” it’s time that normal Joe Six-Pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency.”
Biden should have replied:
“I agree. My name is Joe and I do enjoy a good beer!”

galileogirl's avatar

breedmitch: Maybe the handlers don’t know how it is pronounced, after all the prez doesn’t either. Maybe yhey coach him too

maybe_KB's avatar

Do they grin when they’re in a loss of words?

Was she reading from a teleprompter or cue cards or something?
It was like a dead stare @ times.

@ times it was a tad bit spooooky.

delirium's avatar

John McCain rolls up his window in this part of town

(Encore from the palin uses comic sans link)

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