09 October, 2010

My hearing is famously poor. Yesterday driving for morning coffee the NPR announcer came on and began reciting the "This program brought to you by..." laundry list. She got to a language education company and I heard:

"And for fluency in a new tongue, try Pimps Learn Language, the software that let's you learn at your own speed--"

I do a "Say what--?!" take. Blair asks, "What's wrong?"

I tell her.

Exasperated (this happens all the time), she corrects me, "They said Pimsler Language--Pimsler Language!!"

"Not, Pimps Learn Language?"

"We really need to have your ears checked...."

(From Broken Star--I'm going to do a better job on him--you won't believe who this actor is)


Rickart said...

That guy doesn't look like a pimp to me, but then again I don't have any familiarly with that industry beyond what I occasionally see walking by in Belltown.

MikeD said...

I'm sorry... did you say something?