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king’s spEch wins bst pic Oscar txt it on!

February 28, 2011

The King’s Speech, which just won the Best Picture Oscar, inspired this cartoon. Speech? It seems to be becoming an endangered species… : )

I don’t “speak” text message myself, so I used this Lingo Translator site to convert plain English to the text messages shown below.

Here’s the exchange in plain English: Kid on the left: “Did you see The King’s Speech? Stuttering sucks.” To which the kid on the right replies: “Yeah, everybody needs to talk.”

cartoon of two kids texting back and forth to each other about the movie The King's Speech

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    Is it a problem that I would need that translator too?


    • March 1, 2011 5:50 PM

      It certainly is… : ( Thanks for catching a bad slip on my part, and for bringing it to my attention so diplomatically. My original post failed to include the exchange in plain English, forcing the reader to try to puzzle it out in order to get the joke. Thanks to you, I’ve corrected the problem by adding the plain English translation, which greatly improves the post. I sincerely appreciate your help!


  2. March 7, 2011 11:02 AM

    Thought you’d appreciate my favorite new description of the current state of diplomatic affairs in our great nation (though you may have already caught this) as coined by Dr. Robert Gates: Institutional Constipation.


    • March 7, 2011 1:39 PM

      Ha! Most excellent. I had not heard that expression, it brought a, er, flush to my face… : ) Perhaps if we found a bottle of milk of magnesia as big as the Washington Monument? No, forget it, wouldn’t work, too small… : P Many thanks for your delightful good cheer!


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