Monday, June 9, 2008

Very Strange Thoughts

Let's start with my crazy dream. I am in the BYU Cafeteria at some conference when a bunch of athletes from BYU starting running down stairs that appeared from the roof. They ran through the cafeteria and it has a pep rally atmosphere. Then I look to my right as all the athletes, many of which were from the girls track team, starting climbing the poles of a roller coaster. They were climbing up in droves, their were hundreds of girls climbing up and it reminded me of some out of control soccer game in Brazil. All of the sudden some girl falls from the top of the roller coaster and plummets to her death. Then 3 more girls all fall on top of some other girls on the bottom. I was scared to death and luckily I woke up in that moment. It was like 4:40am and I wanted to throw up. It was disgusting. I literally had this nauseous feeling in my stomach and I couldn't sleep to well after that. Random.
Guess what image pops up when you type in Prego in google? Nope, not the one below. You actually get about 19 pregnant women (one of which is nude so don't actually do it) and 1 can of tomato sauce. Is there anyone else in the world who thinks that the slang word for pregnant "prego" is the stupidest word ever. What is the point of saying prego instead of pregnant? It's not any shorter. I could understand if the word for carrying a child is the womb was pregnanstipacinaminallterness and you wanted to shorten it with "prego", but prego and pregnant have equal syllables. Plus Gina and I had a race to see who could say pregnant or prego faster, and we tied (although I could have beat her if I really wanted to). My other problem with the word prego is what effect it has had on the actually tomato sauce sales. I really don't know what they have done. I could see how it might go up with increased usage of the word, but then again I don't think that was the kind of branding the the CEO was looking for when he told his marketing reps to get their name out there.
This got me thinking about what would happen to sales of other products if we as a society got confused and started mislabeling things or using inappropriate slang. Like, what if people started referring to hemorrhoids as HEMI. "Yeah, the doc say I have a case of HEMI" I was trying to think of other examples of this word confusion but I couldn't. So, in conclusion, I hadn't posted in a while and thought I would fill some space with this junk. I am now going to get in my car that has HEMI and go visit my PREGO making wife and have some lunch.

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At June 9, 2008 at 12:46 PM , Blogger cameo said...

Hmm, is this some sort of announcement?

At June 9, 2008 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Scott said...

You are not alone in your hatred of the use of prego instead of pregnant. I don't know why, but I just cannot stand it. Even worse: I have heard the word "preggers" instead of pregnant. Can you imagine me calling you up and saying, "Hey, guess what, my wife is preggers!" Would you congratulate me? I doubt it.

At June 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Elisa said...

Haha! Men are so silly sometimes! But Scott you're right, that would be weird to have other men using the words, "prego" and 'preggars', but women do things like that all the time just for fun and to get some laughs b/c it's silly. No need to analyze, just relax :). I'll try extra hard to use that word around you both from now on :)

At June 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Ben said...

Gina is prego and I have hemi.

At June 11, 2008 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Scott said...

I received this in an email today from a friend of mine:

"[My wife] is prego with #2"

I'm wondering what happened to my friend that would make him say something like that!


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