Teabonics

March 31st, 2010 | photography, researchmaterial

"Pargon" on Flickr: the "Teabonics" set:

These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature "creative" spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language shall be known as "Teabonics."

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19 Responses to “Teabonics”

  1. In the 1980s, at the height of Japan vs. USA, one of the TV news programs showed an auto union member carrying this sign: “The Japanese Think Your Stupid.”

  2. Is that last one trying to say that dissent is the highest form of flattery & it’s also patriotic or what?

  3. [...] 31, 2010 · Leave a Comment I’m stealing the link to this Teabonics flickr group from Warren Ellis, but it’s just too good not to spread [...]

  4. @fred

    I think he is trying to rehash the popular quote/bumper sticker “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”

  5. Absolutely amazing when the vast majority of a country speak English, yet can still make their own form of Engrish.

  6. I don’t think that’s right, the highest forms of patriotism always seems like groups of pro military/religious mobs killing dissenters.

    At least that’s the highest, most civilized kind of patriotism I’ve ever encountered. I guess the lowest form would be something like Auschwitz.

  7. [...] Warren Ellis ยป Teabonics. Here is video showing the dangers of being so heavily dependent on a teleprompter. President Obama [...]

  8. [...] Teabonics [...]

  9. I love (ironically) the fact that this movement still placates a very poor, very unemployed demographic of my country, yet is owned and operated by multi-millionaires. Their very spokespeople run FOX News for my very bloody spleen’s sake. It’s truly sad, despicable, and frightening, listening to these patriots talk (loudly) in public (ie, restaurants) about their views (read: Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, their closet KKK neighbor), just practically begging for some weak liberal to counter any rascist, homophobic, anti-Obama slogan they choose to regurgitate.

    I had to control my tongue quite a bit today.

  10. Warren, if the English want their language back, I’m about ready to let them have it. Although based on what I hear on soccer broadcasts, it’s not in regular use over there either.

  11. $10 says the guy with the “descent” sign was absolutely livid about Iraq War protesters two years ago.

  12. Perhaps the fellow in the tricorn is adamant about the importance of applying evolutionary theory’s philosophical implications to our national policy.

  13. When I dream I am never able to properly read and understand words (This also happened in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series). So whenever I see a series of these ridiculous signs I get the creepy feeling that I might be asleep.

  14. LETS MAKE ILITRACY A CAPITOL OFENSE!

  15. Reduce nuclear arms: check
    Universal health care: check
    Literacy:….

  16. Talk about having to hold your tongue! I live in the DC area. There’s nothing like being on the metro with the protesters holding signs complaining about socialism (though typically it’s spelled “soshulism”). I want so badly to ask them why they are using public transportation. Wouldn’t that be a form of socialism? I want my city back. It’s cherry blossom time and they are ruining the scenery.

  17. “The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic.”

    Hunter S. Thompson, “The New Dumb”, HEY RUBE

  18. it’s nice that these people who NEVER showed up to protest war (killing that is), will protest helping others, containing war, and, oh my christ, trying to stop corporations from poisoning our water and air. they support all around bad and illegal business practices because that may earn them a buck in the stock market or the defense industry stock they own.

    nope, these people have an agenda. you either believe in the pipe dream or suffer the consequences of their emotional disturbances. man, oh man, where do they get those crazy costumes for these tea parties. i got it! alice in wonderland.

  19. I’m dyslexic and I can spell better then these ‘tards.