Every once in a while we feel this overpowering urge to let all of you LCs know something, something really minor, that really annoys us to the point of going viking. Not because you’re doing it, it’s just something that pisses us off so royally that we have to vent about it.
Today it’s the incredibly annoying habit that pundits have of saying, for instance, “the reason that an Obama could be elected in 2008 was… blah, blah, blah…” Or “what this nation needs is for the GOP to nominate a Ronald Reagan… blah, blah, blah…”
There is NO SUCH FUCKING THING as “an Obama”, “a Reagan”, “a Thatcher” or “a Justin Bieber.”
Those are all “proper nouns.” Look it up. They’re all unique, for better or worse, that’s why we call them proper nouns and capitalize them, and it’s nothing but pure pigheaded fucking laziness to say “a Reagan” instead of the correct “somebody like Reagan”, and it drives us fucking around the bend to read or hear individuals who claim to be of average intelligence or above pretend that it’s proper English.
You see? Those are the deep and important issues that His Imperial Majesty occupies himself with. So cut it the fuck out or we’ll devote the entire site to nothing but discussions about the impropriety of raping the English language to appear “hip” or “contemporary.”
And that would be sure to bore you to death. It’s already boring us, and we’re the one writing about it. Not to mention that if there is anything more scary than a bored Marine, it’s a bored Viking.