The electric pal

Lan­guage is a fun­ny thing. Some­ti­mes it’s more than wor­ds and some­ti­mes you can’t tell exact­ly what that actual­ly means. That’s why peop­le once tried to build up a way of sci­en­ti­fic speech. But that fai­led. Wor­ds aren’t made to be laid in chains.

So we have to tole­ra­te lin­gu­is­tic things which are hard to under­stand and deal with the risk to be irri­ta­ted by speakers that talk vague­ly on pur­po­se.

Still, the pro­blem of tal­king vague­ly gets to ano­t­her level when it’s done by women. Whe­re­as men use ambi­gui­ties for jokes, women use it for irri­ta­ti­ons:


Or am I the only one not kno­wing right from the start, what “the first O” is?


The new kid on the loo

Two weeks ago Perez Hil­ton infor­med us that Lind­say Lohan tri­es to sol­ve her pro­blems with her for­mer girl­fri­end Sama­tha Ron­son via twit­ter. This was in a way abso­lute­ly gos­sip, but after having had a star in our spot­light three week ago, it rai­ses the ques­ti­on: In what way do stars use twit­ter?
As Lind­say Lohan tells us, she uses twit­ter in reven­ge to Ron­son and her fri­ends using Peop­le maga­zin to talk about Lohan. So this is in a way a stra­te­gie to gui­de gos­sip yours­elf.

For actors, sin­gers, come­di­ans and other stars twitter’s not a plat­form for art. It’s merely a reac­tion to public inte­rest. And may­be they can pre­vail the yel­low press from get­ting too much into their lifes by pre­sen­ting deep sights into it them­sel­ves. Who could say if that infor­ma­ti­on was true or fal­se? Who would be inte­rested in sto­ries of the yel­low press as he or she has read it on twit­ter alre­ady?

May­be Jona­than Knight was try­ing to fol­low the same idea as he wro­te:


… or dis­tres­sin­gly he wasn’t. Hope­ful­ly no one that heard the rumors in Knight’s bathroom that night took the sound for a new New Kids On The Block song.