6.01.2006

Sir Charles, Politician?

I was watching the Dallas Mavericks game the other night on TNT, and got a total kick out of Charles Barkley and his ever-expanding coast-line.... he's gotten so big that his lips have apparently become unmanageable for him.

He just glosses over the lip-consonants, believing that we all can still understand him. And this, coupled with his unique and liberal use of some form of Ebonics, made it so that I only caught about every fourth word. The more exercised he gets (pun intended), the more nebulous his speech becomes.

Seems to me that if he is planning a second (third) career in the political arena, as some speculate - including himself, that he needs to do something about that. Or perhaps one would hope that his constituency would choose someone who speaks a reasonably coherent and somewhat recognizable dialect of the King's English...

I'm just sayin'.....

1 comment:

Reach Upward said...

Sir Charles has never been one to exercise restraint on his oral orifice -- and that's just on the outbound direction. It looks like he's expanded that policy to the inbound as well. He looks like he's trying to do a real-life immitation of one of those fat-suit Eddie Murphy movies.