I wasn’t sure what I would write about using the prompt of including the letter T until I read this: http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/2014s-runner-person-year about how Stephen Colbert was the runner-up to Pope Francis to be National Catholic Reporter’s Person of the Year.
We are fans of Stephen Colbert and his just-completed nine-year run of The Colbert Report. I wrote about it here.
When I told my family about the NCR piece, our daughter T immediately began to concoct a segment of “Who’s Not Honoring Me Now?” about how Stephen (in character) didn’t much care for this pope but that now it was personal.
In real life, Stephen Colbert is a practicing Catholic and I’m sure is fond of Pope Francis. That would be the Stephen who pronounces the T at the end of his last name.
From the first promos of The Colbert Report, it was pointed out that both the T at the end of Colbert and the T at the end of Report are silent. It was how you could tell that someone was familiar with the show or not. Fans would never have pronounced those Ts.
Stephen, being runner-up to Pope Francis is still a great gig!
This post is part of Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, with the prompt being the letter T: http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/02/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-january-315/ . It is also part of Linda’s Just Jot It January: http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/01/just-jot-it-january-pingback-post-and-rules/ . Come join in the fun!
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4 thoughts on “SoCS: The T is silent”
Oh how I loved — and oh how I shall miss — The Colbert Report.
I know we always looked forward to the next show. It nice that he got to end the show at the top of his game, though. It must have been exhausting. Now he gets a little rest – with his Emmys and Peabodys – before his next gig starts.
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The T is silent? I learned something new! But then I don’t really watch TV at all. 😛 But thanks for this, Joanne. I’ll know if ever I have a reason to discuss the show! 🙂
LOL – I know that there are Canadian fans of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, which was a spin-off from The Daily Show, so I suppose you could run into someone talking about it. A couple of the long-time Daily Show correspondents, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, are from Canada.
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