Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lucy! You got some 'splainin' to do!

And who does this remind me of, Bob? :-)

Desi Arnaz’s, from I Love Lucy, heavy Cuban accent often made retakes necessary. His enunciation of "recognized talent" came out as "recognize Stalin," He said "ever thin" for "everything" and "mushing peectures" for "motion pictures," while "won’t" was "wunt" and "Fred Mertz" was "Frat Mers."


Rhea said...

I remember 'everythin'.

David Dust said...

"Bicks Boppa Rue" (Vick Vapor Rub) comes to mind... Right Bob?!?


Joy said...

Exactly! xoxoxoxox

Bob said...

I was thinking the same thing as I read Joy's post, David!

I am Lucy.

One of my favorite Carlos-isms is when he talks about a female co-worker causing trouble; he says "She's making a stormm in a glass of water."

Joy said...

As soon as I saw this, I thought about you and Carlos, Bob, and knew I had to post it. I remember your saying that you are Lucy, and of course "Bicks Boppa Rue" came to mind right away! Now I can add this latest saying. Keep 'em coming!

Joy said...

Rhea, it cracked me up when Lucy would say things back to him in his accent like that.

Bob said...

One of my other carlos-isms is opera.....only he pronounces it Oprah.
So, he'll be listening to something and say "This is my favorite Oprah."
"Oprah?" I say, "I didn't know you like Oprah."
"No, Oprah, like at the Met."
"Oprah plays for the Mets."

And it can go on for hours!

Joy said...

That is too funny! You two are like Abbott and Costello!