Your Pocket Guide To Speaking Palinguage (Vol. 1)By
John Ridley writes “Up in the Twin Cities, folks are speaking a new language. Or, should I say Palinguage. It sounds sorta familiar because it’s Latin based. But different from the plain English we’re used to speaking, in Palinguage recognizable words take on new meanings.
Won’t you take a moment to learn some Palinguage? Here are some of my helpful tips, a version of which appeared here earlier today.
REPEAT THE FOLLOWING:
If you’re a minority and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “token hire.”
If you’re a conservative and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “game changer.”
If you live in an urban area and you get a girl pregnant you’re a “baby daddy.”
If you’re the same in Alaska you’re a “teen father.” (Actually, according to your own MySpace page you’re an F’n redneck that don’t want any kids, but that’s too long a phrase for the evil liberal media to take out of context and flog morning, noon and night.)
Black teen pregnancies? A “crisis” in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A “blessed event.”
If you grow up in Hawaii you’re “exotic.”
Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you’re the quintessential “American story.”
Similarly, if you name your kid Barack, you’re “unpatriotic.”
Name your kid Track, you’re “colorful.”
If you’re a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual, you’re “reckless.”
A Republican who doesn’t fully vet is a “maverick.”
If you say that for the “first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country,” it makes you “unfit” to be first lady.
If you are a registered member of a fringe political group that advocates secession, that makes you the governor’s “first dude.”
A DUI from 20 years ago is “old news.”
A speech given without proper citation from 20 years ago is “relevant information.”
And, finally, if you’re a man and you decide to run for office despite your wife’s recurrence of cancer, you’re a “questionable spouse.”
If you’re a woman and you decide to run for office despite having five kids including a newborn… Well, we don’t know what that is ’cause THAT’S NOT A FAIR QUESTION TO ASK.