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

Cyberwords (1998 Version)

Stan Freberg here with a few thoughts on language. I read in Newsweek the cyber-word, "docu-crunch." "Sure, it's a little too long now, dude, but wait'll we get through docu-crunching it." Is that what we used to call "editing"? [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. Every day I see both cyberwords and over-zealous feminist words trying to shoehorn their way into the English language. On "Good Morning, America," when the host suggested to a woman hawking a diet book that some of her ideas were not new, the woman replied, "Oh, sure, I'll admit that some of these diet ideas have been around since the beginning of personkind." She said this with a straight face.

I guess we'd better send my friend Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong back up to the moon to speak a revisionist moon landing line. "Neil, delete 'mankind,' make that 'This is one small step for person, one giant leap for personkind."

Stan Freberg here.

Copyright (C)1998, Stan Freberg/Freberg, Ltd. (but not very) Distributed by Dick Brescia Associates and Radio Spirits, Inc.

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in the 1996 Archives.