Sunday, August 24
So when Paula served as Grand Marshal of NASCAR's Food City 250 this past Friday and said, "I feel like the people who enjoy this sport… they is my people!" I must comment.
I don't really care about the grammar error at this point. It's how she talks, or chooses to talk, so I'll just have to deal with it.
What bothers me is when another reporter from the same paper, Amy Hunter, goes and "corrects" Paula's language to read:
"I feel like the people who enjoy this sport are my kind of people."
Umm... those are not Paula's words. How ethical is it to change the wording and still quote someone? Especially the Queen of Butter.
There's even another instance.
In another report (with video), Paula is quoted as saying, "Do you know how ------ off I’d be if I fell down there and denied myself a pat of butter today? I’d be so mad."
Evidently "pissed" is a bad word. PISSED!
Hunter quotes Paula as saying, "You know how mad I’d be if I fell out on that track out there, and I hadn’t had that extra stick of butter?"
Are we that puritanical that we can't print the word "pissed" or quote a TV cook who happens to speak in broken English?