Inappropriately Lost

Inappropriately Stated

On a regular basis, I go for lunch with Shatton. We usually go to the food court located in his building to a place called Manchu Wok.

Shatton came up with the verb Manchu-wokking to describe this activity.

As always, with the good and the funnay, I shared this info with Mrs. J.

Last night, we were talking about our plans for today. She wanted to use this magical verb, but ended up leaving out a section of the root word, creating a completely different word…

Mrs. J: So tomorrow I’m going to check out Sears.
Jorge: Sure.
Mrs. J: And for lunch, you’ll be…[Trails off.]
Jorge: I’ll be what?
Mrs. J: I was going to say that you’ll be Manchu-ing with Shatton.
Jorge: That just sounds wrong.
[They both laugh.]

Lost and Found

I posted an article about Lost a while ago. You can read that post here.

How do people feel about this show now?

I remember at the beginning when I would salivate at the mere mention of the word Lost.

Now I don’t care about it at all. I watch it for the sake of seeing how they’re going to rescue the show rather than the folks on the island.


12 Responses

  1. Dude, I’m all about Manchuing!

  2. I just want you guys to know I totally support your right to participate in the act of Manchu-ing.

    As for Lost. I am still watching and I still look forward to the new episodes. But at the same time I know what you are talking about, I might just be a sucker. The most recent episode was pretty good (other then the use of look alike actors for previously deceased characters) and they managed to go in and close up a couple of peoples stories. They need to get around to the closing up some more story lines, instead of opening new ones.

    I read somewhere that the show writers have a pretty defined end of the show that they are working towards and they don’t want it to go on for ever and rot like most shows (I heard the same thing said about Heroes) but they must fight the network who only wants money. I am afraid money will win.

  3. Ah yes! The spousal use of malapropisms!

    My wife used to call “Holy Chow” by the malaprop “Hochee Min”.

    And she called Hitachi TVs and VCRs “Hibachis”.

    The harder she tried to get it right the more often she would get it bass-ackwards again. Took years before she used the right name. Not as much fun now. I used to love watching her struggle with the name and getting it wrong every time when she was sure she had it right this time.

  4. I’m not sure if I’d classify this as a malaprop, though, as both are not real words.

  5. I’ll give Lost till the end of this season, and then that’s it. I’ve read so many damned Entertainment Weekly articles where the producers are all, “Just trust us. You won’t believe what’s going to happen next!!!!” which has made me give them the benefit of the doubt for the past ten episodes or so. I expect nothing but disappointment, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  6. OK .. so if isn’t technically a malaprop (since neither word is real), and a more of one of your “figtionary” words, then would it be classified as a mal-a-fig?

    Enquiring minds need to know!

  7. Not all questions need answers…

  8. Speaking of “Lost,” I am…totally.
    How long have you been in WordPress…and why didn’t anyone tell me?
    Nice to see you again.
    I would do some Manchu-wokking in my Mall, but they “wok” too slow. I only get a half hour lunch…

  9. Manchu-ing…I thought the rule was no teeth??

  10. I feel the very same way about Lost. I’ve posted about it as well. It’s just gotten too damned nuts. Will it just end with a cancellation? Will we ever find out what the hell’s going on? I think not.

    But I still watch it.

  11. […] June 15th, 2007 — Jorge …I Man-chu’d without my usual […]

  12. […] do get to Manchu with Shatton on a regular basis, which is […]

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