We were heading out for lunch today and drove past a movie theater that was showing Shut Up and Sing, a movie I’ve been wanting to see for a while. I mentioned it. Mel commented,
That’s a documentary.
Yes, I know.
You know, they call documentaries about rock bands rock -u- mentaries.
I nodded. A few minutes later she mused…
I wonder if they’d call this a c[o]unt-u-mentary, since it’s about c[o]untry music.
Yes, in our more juvenile moments, we have referred to this musical genre by emphasizing the individual syllables and dropping the ‘o’ from the pronunciation.
I’m thinking… If I were GWB, I’d think that term to be appropriate either way.