Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lemonade, That Cool Refreshing Drink

Reba McEntire: "Last night I prayed the Lord my soul to keep, then I cried myself to sleep, so sure life wouldn't go on without you. But oh this sun is blinding me as it wakes me from the dark. I guess the world didn't stop for my broken heart."

Rascal Flatts: "What hurts the most, was being so close, and having so much to say, and watching you walk away."

Brad Paisley: "He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger, and finally drank away her memory. Life is short but this time it was bigger than the strength he had to get up off his knees."

Let’s face it: country singers have mastered the art of making lemonade when life hands them lemons. Look at those lyrics: they take the saddest that life has to offer and create songs that, in many cases, make them millions of dollars. I believe this is Tim McGraw’s house:


Lesson learned. Instead of simply getting depressed by the silly errors my students continue to make no matter how many times I plead with them to PROOFREAD, I have decided to get creative.

Here’s my first glass of lemonade, if you will:

After reading an essay in which the student continually wrote pubic instead of public, I was inspired to create a new word: PUBICITY.

Pubicity is a more specific form of publicity. It is when someone uses his or her pubic area to get attention. One of the most extreme forms of pubicity, creating a sex tape and leaking it on the Internet, was used expertly by such greats as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Britney Spears received pubicity back in 2007 when her sloppy departure from a limo revealed that she neglected to wear panties under a short skirt. The most common form of pubicity is wearing clothing that reveals or almost reveals the pubic area. Here are a couple examples:


In the picture below, I can't tell: is that pubicity in Jon Hamm's pocket or is he just happy to see me?

18 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

ha ha ha, that's such a funny post. I would have found that essay so funny to read. I'd be peeing and then I couldn't go out in pubic.

CD

Mary Nevin said...

*amazing idea* despite my aversion to country music, reba is a badass. here's to hoping that if\when there are more errors, you're continue to be inspired :)

Hannah Kincade said...

LOL, terrific! Pubicity. I will use it every other day.

Rick said...

Thanks Jen, I come here for a little grammar and some laughs and next thing you know, you've tricking me once again into looking directly at John Hamm's package. What are you, his Pubicist? Seriously though, that's a guy who really seems to enjoy walking the red carpet.

Theresa Milstein said...

Lemons, lemonade, public, pubic, pubicity.

It's why I keep coming back!

Lindsey A. said...

I randomly stumbled upon your blog and it is freaking hilarious! You've got to add pubicity to Urban Dictionary or something!

James Garcia Jr said...

OMG! You kill with these posts! My only complaint is I have to immediately run and flush my brain with Hard Rock music to get all of the Country Music out of it!!

Matt & Elizabeth said...

Hahahahahahaha! Another lemons to lemonade moment/word should be "pubissory" = wearing your pubic region as an accessory!

Boonie S said...

Talking of great lyrics, what about "tair yak hai roo wa chan pen khon tee mai dee, mai chai mai mee hua jai, khon tee pen layo tair bang krang man mai tang jie, mai chie wa yak ja pen khon mai dee" (from Chan Layo by Amp Saowalak - it's on you tube). Doesn't that bring a tear to your monitor?

have a nice day, Boonie

Mary Aalgaard said...

Excellent lemonade. I'm sending this one to my sister who also reads rotten essays for a living.

Hart Johnson said...

Teehee! I am adding that to Beerotica. Learning all SORTS of great new words this week! And Pubicity seems very apt for celebrities... Pubicity photos certainly do their job of getting attention... *snicker*

Wendy Ramer said...

I would love to have you as a guest speaker in my classroom. You crack me up.

And yes, country singers do have a way with words.

HulaBuns said...

Too funny! I think the answer to both questions about Jon Hamm is yes. Also, I will be sure to add pubicity to my vocabulary! :D

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Excellent post! Very funny on the pubicity.

And I've found country music is particularly inspiring for writing. Some of the best storytellers aren't authors, but rather musicians. I always get great visuals from Trisha Yearwood's "She's in Love with the Boy."

Tammy said...

"Pubicity" is one of those words I will randomly laugh at all over again when it pops into my head throughout the day. And it will probably pop a lot.

Georgina Dollface said...

I had to zoom in on that picture of Jon Hamm to check. ***sigh and eye roll*** The things you make me do Missed Periods, the things you make me do. Speaking of lemons, didn't Robert Plant sing "squeeze my lemon until the juice runs down my legs" or something like that? Seems fitting here. - G

Amanda Sablan said...

Oh my God, where have I been this past week?! Pubicity should be in the Oxford Dictionary, definitely.

Wow, a see-through dress... no, just no.

crysy92 said...

Pubicity. I am going to start using that word.