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.

Uh huh,

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.