Friday, October 10, 2008

Dinner Plans?

I was watching How I Met Your Mother (CBS, Mondays 8:30pm) and the characters were having a discussion about where they should dine that evening. Ted and Barney had the following interchange:

Ted: Chinese?
Barney: I don't like Chinese
Ted: Indian?
Barney: I just said I don't like Chinese
Ted: Indian isn't Chinese
Barney: Weird meats, funny music, side of rice, why are we splitting hairs?
Ted: Mexican?
Barney: I just said, I don't like Chinese

I laughed, and felt I should share this, since it evoked stereotyping.

13 comments:

Alex said...

This is every time I go out with Claire and we don't get pizza or ice cream.

Claire said...

Untrue, I don't lump mexican food into the mix. Other than that it's true. To me thai, chinese, japenese, and indian foods are about the same as they require me to eat vegetables and or tofu that even when ordered crispy is still very squishy on the inside. Also they don't tend to have good desserts like steakhouses do so that I can forgo the main dish for a dessert. Nothing like having chocolate cake at a steakhouse while everyone else is eating dead cows.

Alex said...

Irregardless. I stand by my original statement since the only mexican food you eat is a cheese quesadilla which is basically a cheese pizza w/o the sauce.

RM said...

I think irregardless is not a word. I think that's what the re in regardless does. ir negates the re.

Claire, what happened to you in life that your eating habits are so tainted?

///MM said...

Best quote from that show that I've heard:
"You got laid with a question mark!"
said in response to Doogie telling a story about a successful booty call text message dialogue consisting of only
Doogie: "?"
Shortie: "!"

Johnnie Cochran said...

A quote from the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th ed. (1993).

"Irregardless- adv. nonstand: REGARDLESS. Irregardless originated in dialectical American speech in the early 20th century. It's widespread use was called to the attention of of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about irregardless is that 'there is no such word.' There is such a word."

Awesome.

Alex said...

Just because it's not a word doesn't mean it's not hilarious.

Johnnie Cochran said...

But it is a word. And hilarious.

RM said...

so you're telling me that irregardless means the same fucking thing as regardless? that's stupid. why bother with the extra syllable. in this fast paced world where syllables are time, i do not want to be bothered pronouncing things that i can abbreviate. hencetothereforthwithstanding the previous post about web's dic, etc

Alyssa said...

BUT regardless can't be abbreved seeing as regard is another word with a diff meaning. Furthermore, irregard is in fact the approp abbrev for irregardless, and since it means the same thing as regardless, we should all use the abbreved irregard in favor of trying to use abbrevs wheneve poss.

RM said...

no, absolutely not. it's a stupid, redundant word and i will not use it.

fbg said...

I also oppose the evil forces of "irregardless". And "supposably". And "intrical". And "I could care less". And any abbreviation substituting a single letter or number for an entire syllable, such as "c u l8r". And "kewl".

Alex said...

I can barely read Alyssa's posts anymore.