Disclaimer: Please turn down your uppity sensors before reading this post. My relationship with words must be a codependent one, because every time someone hurts one; it makes me hurt too.
While walking down my street, I noticed that a parked vehicle had lettering decorating the back windshield. It is not unusual to see various designs that include NASCAR numbers, urinated Calvins, or references to vacation spots. Various slogans reappear as well that include knicknames of the driver and/or vehicle. Some explain that it’s a “jeep thing” and other are just a vehicle manufacturer or logo. The particular vehicle I saw has PHYSCHO B*TCH on the back window. It naturally triggered a bunch of thoughts.
-Is this new word pronounced FIZZ-ko Bee-yotch? Would that mean this presumably female driver can go PHYSCHOtic?
-Does her Alka-Seltzer go Plop, Plop, PHYS, PHYS?
-Isn’t Microsoft somehow responsible for this because of it having to do with WINDOWS? Shouldn’t auto detailers be using the spellcheck feature before applying the letters?
-Will the Talking Heads have to rewrite their hit single, “PHYSCO Killer?” What about Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get PHYSCHO?”
-Does this mean spelling can be a BICH?