– Don’t you wish your girlfriend were hot like me?



Work begins on the sunflower folly. Tutorial to come.

Tiller by Honda (the Mantis was not available). Picture by Jimmy. Audience by George and Grace. Blog post title by the Pussycat Dolls.

7 thoughts on “– Don’t you wish your girlfriend were hot like me?

  1. John, thanks for the link. I *did* appreciate it. And I must say that, when I first typed that blog title, I paused over the word “was,” and even went to look up the lyrics, thinking: “It must be WERE.” It should be.

  2. It’s not as if the Pussycat Dolls are singing a dissertation, cover letter, or other textual document expected to be written in standardized English. They’re singing a song written by Cee-Lo, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and Busta Rhymes, who apparently want the singers to sound very street as they objectify themselves. The chosen discourse does not honor subjunctive mood, yet the earth continues to turn four years after the single was released.

    Too bad I’m not a fan. (Well, Cee-Lo is pretty cool.)

  3. Yes, the earth does continue to turn, and I don’t think we’re interrogating the grammar of a song so much as joking around, and the song gave us the opportunity.

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