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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:34 AM
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37. We're being mocked.
It's hard to recognize when you're being mocked, but there it is.

He used 'uppity' a couple of years ago and was accused of racism when he said he intended "elite" in the sense of "feeling superior."

In other places, calling Obama (either or both) "elite" is considered dog-whistle for "uppity." So's "arrogant."

If you want to accuse Michelle of "elitism"--which is what the entire segment (so far--I'm forcing myself to listen to Limbaugh; hadn't heard his voice in many a year, thankfully) is about--you'll be accused of calling her "uppity." So why not mock those who think no black can ever actually be elitist or arrogant (except, of course, Thomas and Cain and those like them) and just use the word "uppity" in a nonce word: "uppity-ism"?

It's the same with "Mooch-elle", which Huffington decides to prime us to read as "Moo-chelle." But the pronunciation of "Moochelle" clearly has an affricate for that "ch" to make it "mooch", while "Michelle" (and consequently "Moo-chelle") have a fricative.

It's the same with satire: The target of satire seldom realizes that what's said is satire, usually it's just considered offensive or drivel. I've heard people satirize so miss the point that they speak glowingly of the satire, as though it were other-directed. That's when you can have absolutely no doubt that you're clueless.
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