"Uh, I hear there're rumors on the uh internets...that we're gonna have a draf...we're not going to have a draft, period." - G. W. Bush
There's so many problems with this statement, it's actually overwhelming to even approach it. So, lets just address the obvious shall we, the uh [cough] "internets". George -- if you were referring to the World Wide Web, and I think, considering the context, it’s safe to assume you were -- there's only one internet. Not nine, not twenty-three, alas, not even two -- only one.
What bothers me most about Bush’s latest misspeak, isn't that he said something stupidly amusing, it was the proud inflection of the word as he used it. "Internets", he said, like a child in a spelling bee. A clever little boy who knows how to spell sycophant. As if he knew there were several internets, and he being smarter than the average netscaper was going to speak contrary to popular opinion. "Internets" he says sharply, going on to spell, "I..N..T [pause] E..R..N..E..T [long pause] S!"
The auditorium erupts into riotous applause -- George Bush has won the spelling bee.