Monica does Fred

No seriously. Some leftie writer named Monica has taken issue with the name "Fred":

Say it out loud. Do it. Fred. Fred. In the South, Fray-ud.

Fur-red-duh.

It has the tonal quality of something being dropped on the floor, something heavy and damp-ish.

Waterlogged paper towel.

Bear in mind that Monica wrote the above for the Washington Post.

Jeff Soyer characterizes it as "what passes for political commentary," and points out that women named "Monica" are hardly in a position to make fun of men for being named "Fred."

Now what does a name like that conjure up?
I don't know, but I'm not feeling original, so I'll just take the writer's text, substitute "Monica" for "Fred" and see how it looks.
Say it out loud. Do it. Monica. Monica. In the South, MOAN-ica.

Ohhhhhh, MAHHHNIKKAH!

It has the tonal quality of something being dropped on the floor, something heavy and damp-ish.

Waterlogged paper towel.

Yeah, and the last part makes more Monical sense because Fred doesn't really need a waterlogged paper towel to clean off the heavy damp stuff on the floor.

(You know, the sloppy stuff that doesn't all land on blue dresses....)

Yes, it's a slow day, but if this is political commentary, I believe in being fair and balanced.

posted by Eric on 08.12.07 at 04:10 PM










Comments

Well, I guess I will have to just vote for "Fred" if he runs. Making fun of his name is a no-no for me. My Dad (who died this last March) went by Fred. By the way he was born in GA and raised in Texas.

LYNN HARGROVE   ·  August 12, 2007 6:35 PM

My grandfather's name was Fred too. He was a super guy.

Attacking someone's name is a sure sign of desperation.

Eric Scheie   ·  August 12, 2007 9:35 PM

Slow day?

Tell me when you are having a day like this and I'll post a few extra pieces. LOL

Seriously hilarious. Keep up the good work!

M. Simon   ·  August 12, 2007 10:40 PM

Folks, I thought this was hilarious. It's a lighthearted piece, not political commentary. Most Freds I know thoroughly enjoyed it, and it's surely no attack on Mr. Thompson. Let's keep some perspective here.

D. Bradway   ·  August 14, 2007 11:33 PM

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