Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Battle of the English Majors

The lovely Mrs. MookieDaddy and I have had a long standing disagreement over a certain word. Yes, when you have two English majors in a couple, this is the kind of thing that happens...

We've long debated the spelling of the word "meh," as in:
Person: "Hey Scott, what do you think of the new Butch Walker cd?"
Scott: "Meh."

For those not familiar with the word and its usage, it's about one rung below "eh" and one higher than "nah." There's a very distinct difference there I'm sure you can appreciate.

Michele, for the longest time, has insisted that the spelling of the word is "mech." I've insisted that this is incorrect, since when I think of "mech," I think of this. I've insisted all these years that the correct spelling is "meh," as proven by an episode of the Simpsons when the kids are asked what they though of something, and their reply was "meh," which Lisa even spells out specifically as "m-e-h, meh."

Well, I'm proud to say that I received official vindication this week, when this story appeared in the Chicago Tribune (story is also here through Yahoo if the Trib article is blocked).

It was a very proud moment for me, one I will savor for some time.

Scott: 1, Michele: 0


chatchi said...

"Mech?" That doesn't make any sense. Everyone knows it's "Meh."

Sistagirlmibelly said...

A. Shut up Brian.
B. It is how you say it. I don't say meh, when I say it, I say MECH! with ehkkk sound... TFB.
C. YOu may win the battle Scott, but I'll win the war.
D. I know where you sleep, and you'll look funny with one shaved eyebrow.

wardo said...

She must have been so confident in her (mistaken) opinion that she didn't ask me. I thought my feelings might be hurt, but I figured, you know, "Meh."