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A Little Bonus Latin for Friday

April 3, 2009

Did anyone else watch Jeopardy tonight?

If not, let me fill you in. The answer essentially boiled down to something like "This Latin phrase, meaning 'voice of the people', blah blah blah."

Because I need to impress upon my children how much more I know than they do, I boomed forth with "vox populi!" and being that I'm learning to speak Latin like, you know, how the Romans spoke it, I pronounced it "Wox pop-you-lee!"

The dude who won...Kevin or Grant or Cornelius or whatever his name was...his name is unimportant. The dude rang in and asked "What is 'vox pop-you-lee?'" And then do you know what happened?

That fuckface Alex wasn't going to give it to him! Kevin or Grant or Tory or whatever his name was actually had to re-ask "What is 'vox pop-you-lie?'" That's when fuckface Alex said, "Vox pop-you-lie. That's right."

What. The. Fuck. Mr. "Speak with an outrageous accent anytime I come across a foreign name, word or phrase" wouldn't allow the guy who answered the question his credit because he said "lee" (the correct pronunciation) at the end of the word rather than "lie", as Shit For Brains thought should be correct. Let's just ignore that he dropped the arrogance ball on "vox", as well.

All I've got to say to that is "Epicus deficio!" (aye-pee-coos day-fee-key-oh).

22 comments:

words...words...words... said...

That self-righteous prig can kiss my ass. I too have noticed his exaggerated accenting of foreign words. Let's see how well that smug effer does without his precious blue cards.

I still say that Trebek, Pat Sajak and Will Ferrell should compete on a special episode of Jeopardy. The ratings would be like ten Super Bowls.

Scope said...

What a homo erectum.

Sassy Britches said...

Fuckface.

Oooo, that felt nice.

coolred38 said...

Hey...come on now...Alex is like the smartest dude on the whole planet...he knows the answer to freakin EVERYTHING!!!

I find it irritating when someone gets the wrong answer but is close...and he sarcastically informs them on where they went wrong...

Come one Alex...suck my buzzer...you know you want too.

Chemgeek said...

Suck it, Trebek!!!

Girl Interrupted said...

Ooh! Ooh! Can I join that guy's (clearly massive) fan club too???

I wish we had jeopardy

Phat Mama said...

I found your blog too, through Girl Interrupted and I like that you say fuck often. Like Fuckface. My favorite for people like Alex is - fucktard.

Phat Mama said...

P.S. LOL@homo erectum.

Some Guy said...

I saw it. Yet more proof that he is a wanker of the highest order. You know how they're having a contest and giving away a trip to the Galapagos on the show? The only thing stopping me from entering is the fact that he'll be there, too. Talk about booby prize.

Sass said...

"Epic Fail."

That's one of my favorite things to say. I'm going to have to use that more often.

Soda and Candy said...

Oh noes! How embarrassing, I always thought it was vox pop-you-lie as well.

Thank you mjenks!!!!

Cowguy said...

Alex Trebek I hate thee.

Only latin I know... innagaddadavida

Gwen said...

Throw the fuckface to the lions!

BeckEye said...

Love the semi-Mythbusters reference in there!

Trebek is an asswipe of epic proportions. How no contestant has given him a serious beat-down at this point is a mystery.

And I hate the way he always says, "Ooooh, I'm sooooooooorry." Partly because of his pronunciation, but mostly because he's not sorry at all.

Joel D. Timm said...

I love the "epic fail" part, sounds like someone has been spending some time over at failblog.

Frank said...

That fro is beautiful.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

I feel your righteous pain! FuckFace Trebek is an arrogant and pompous prick. He actually would not give points to someone who said "Eva Braun" (correct pronunciation by the way ~ thanks to my years of German lessons, Mr. T-Fuckface-beck!!) instead of EVA BRAWN ~ like Mr. Fuckface pronounced it!!! I stopped watching Jeopardy after that.
I bet he wouldn't know SH*T from Shine-o-la if he didn't have the answers sitting right in front of him!!

struckbyserendipity said...

You might be the coolest dad ever.

Chaka said...

If I were ever on jeopardy I would call you for my life line even though I'm sure he'd tell me that is not allowed. You'd probably like SNL skits when Sean Connery always gives Trebek a hard time.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Yeah! Nice fro Trebek, you pompous jackass!

red said...

You all need to lay of Trebek. He is amazing and dreamy and I heart him. You are all just jealous of his awesomeness.

Nej said...

Call the network, call your senator, call the national guard. Trebek, you're going dddooowwwnnn!!!!!