Last time i checked the US does not have a committee for the English language. Not unlike France who actually does. So when you really think about it there is no such thing has correct official grammar. Just “rules” that are more accepted then others. The purpose of language is to convey information. Everyone who heard that phrase understood what it meant. Thus the goal of saying it has been met.
Where are we supposed to get these quotes from? Your quote is unsourced. Are we supposed to watch the channel and transcribe?
The origin of doozy is still much disputed, BTW. It was probably self-proclaimed word expert and poet John Ciardi that people cite when they refer to the origin from the car. It was in print earlier, true…
The one show on THC I remember most for being “What the ???” was a Biblical documentary. The guy’s logic went something like this:
A tiny fragment of papyrus has been found that contains the same words as part of passage of a gospel. (Not even a whole verse.) Based on the writing style, this was dated to mid-first century. Therefore the gospels were “contemporary” writings rather than later writings as most scholars believe.
Due to the earlier date, the gospels had to actually be 100% true.
He then went to the traditional spot where the Sermon on the Mount was given and used the above to “prove” that this in fact was the actual spot that Jesus spoke.
It was a complete and total sham from start to finish. But somehow that qualifies it as “History”.
In the story on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that crosses San Francisco Bay, they referred to it as the Oakland Bay Bridge.
In a story about repainting one of the big bridges they said the thickness of the new paint was to be 40 (or so) millimeters when they should have said 40 (or so) mils (numbers approximate due to my failing memory).
Per my previous post about that goofy biblical “documentary,” here’s the Wikipedia article on the fragment in question. That’s right folks, the entire New Testament is 100% true because of that tiny bit of papyrus.
On an episode that aired last night about the end of the world as predicted by the Mayans they were comparing a variety prophets who predicted the end of the world. They referenced Native American prophecies and said that the Ghost Dance was inspired by some of Black Elk’s visions. According to Black Elk, from Black Elk Speaks he heard about the Ghost Dance and went to check it out. He had nothing to do with the Ghost Dance other than being a witness to it. It was in full swing by the time he got check it out. In fact Wovoka (Jack Wilson) brought the Ghost Dance to the people.
That has to be The Naked Archaeologist. I’ve noticed that he starts with a theory and forces everything he finds to fit, while discarding anything that doesn’t “prove” it. I really wanted to like the show when I first ran across it, but it’s really irritating.
I watched an episode of The Naked Archaeologist. Never again. The show was supposedly intended to establish the cause of death for Herod the Great (IIRC). Most of the show consisted of irrelevant material about his reign, a few brief interviews with doctors about his supposed symptoms, and a lot of cutesy graphics.
From The History Channel–or perhaps History Channel International (supposedly the better one.) When the Normans invaded England, the Saxons were still pagan! Grrr…
I usually enjoy shows on the Earth’s development; the fact that they give Young Earthers hives is just icing on the cake. However, the shows often include phrases like “A supercontinent formed, which was called Pangaea.” As though the Pangaeans named it! Couldn’t the show simply mention who invented the name & when?