i do not think that word means what you think it means

Blogger wants me to change to Blogger beta. Is it any good, or no different at all? Enquiring minds want to know.

I was listening to the news bulletin the other night and it showed a kid on a stretcher being wheeled into an ambulance. As you often see on your average news bulletin. Anyway, I started listening with one ear, but I was immediately out of my depth because he was, “bitten by a snake in his narnargoo …” and I just could not get my head around it. It was all cleared up for me in the next word, making the whole phrase, “bitten by a snake at his Nar Nar Goon school,” which is slightly more comprehensible (Nar Nar Goon is a small town, for those still shaking your head) (honest it is, see?) but damn, I was off-balance the whole sentence and it was a really odd sensation. I couldn’t grasp the meaning of the words – I could hear them, but they were sliding by me and I had no comprehension. It disturbed me.

Oh yeah, and some poor kid got bit by a snake. That too.

4 comments to i do not think that word means what you think it means

  • Bernice

    Same sensation I have listening to George W Bush.

  • I hear nothing but people whinging about blogger beta, so far. I’m waiting for them to get it sorted before I switch. Which I hope is soon. I want categories, dammit.

  • Sounds like the story of my marking life – I understand the words, but not the way they’re working together.

  • I’m on beta, and it’s functional. But I’ve never used original, so maybe I just don’t know what I’m missing.

    Why don’t you sign up for a dummy account and fiddle with it for a minute or two, to see if its worth it.

    Personally, I always work on the premise of delaying the upgrade to anything as long as I can. that way, by the time I get there, all those smug early adopters have worked the kinks out of it for me.

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