I’m not quite sure what to make of it, and clearly this is random, but I came across a series of words/names that begin with the letter ‘p’ today…which, I get it, this does not warrant even a fervent glance at.
But how about if I tell you that each ‘p’ word/name sounds imperceptibly the same? You have to have a damn good ear to differentiate them. Lo and behold, I must have supersonic hearing if I could hear the subtleties. *Oh yeah, oh yeah, cabbage patch, cabbage patch*
Ahem, yes, I’m getting right to it. Here they are, in all their ‘puh‘-glory (phonics, yo!):
Pretoria….South Africa, where Nelson Mandela is on his deathbed.
Petraeus….Former director of the CIA involved in a naaas-taaay scandal (“oh you nasty boys” — re: Janet, comes to mind).
Petronas….Ginormous Malaysian oil and gas company laying stake in BC.
Pistorius….Disgraced athlete who allegedly murdered his girlfriend after mistaking her for a burgler (um…in his bathroom? Alright, apologies, just add allegedly in there).