February 26, 2008

Huh, Huh, He Said "Come On"

From Jeffrey Barg's "Angry Grammarian" column in Philadelphia Weekly, much ado about a missing comma in Bill Cosby's book title:

I only wish I were referring to the 70-year-olds recent announcement that hes recording a rap album all about the problems plaguing black America. But no. Instead Im talking about his recent book Come on People.

No commas there. Come on People.

Sure, Cosbys rap album could do as much damage to the genre as Soulja Boy has. But is Dr. Cliff Huxtable, whos spent years railing against profane rap lyrics, really advocating supermanning dat ho?

Ever try to explain what "superman dat ho" means to a mixed group of dinner guests? Always awkward.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 26, 2008 05:00 PM

I think you're one of a small minority of whites that knows what the whole superman is, as i've heard it blasted in stadium loudspeakers unedited many times. Just like the Chapelle skeet bit.

Posted by: Ezra at February 27, 2008 08:11 PM

Brilliant - though it is going to take years to get that image out of my head....

Posted by: Marci Bellows at February 28, 2008 11:41 AM
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