Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Still More Language Confusion

Stan Freberg here with a few comments on language. Why are so many words spelled the same, but with different meanings, like "cable"? "Uh, you got a pair of jumper cables?" "Cable? Yeah, we got HBO and Showtime." [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here with more confusing words, like "job." "How do you like your job," spelled j-o-b; and the Biblical character Job, spelled J-o-b. My minister father was always saying, "That person has the patience of Job." But then as a boy, I'd see the words "job opportunity." I'd think, "How many opportunities could there be for an Old Testament character who's been dead for years?"

Take the word "boot." It means starting your computer - you boot it up. But it's also the German word for "boat," the English word for your car's trunk, and something John Wayne wore on his foot.

To make sense out of our language, you gotta have the patience of job.

Stan Freberg here.

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