Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I Can't Believe I've Been Mispronouncing The Word "Umbrella" All These Years

Apparently--at least according to Rihanna--the correct pronunciation is "Ahm-ba-rella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay"

I had no idea that what she was saying there was supposed to be the word Umbrella. I thought it was gibberish like 'Bawitaba' or 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' Or Do Wa Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo. When I heard the song was titled 'Umbrella,' I remember thinking: "That's weird. They don't even have the name of the song in the chorus."

I guess I was wrong. I just didn't recognize it.

Having said that, I'm not ashamed to admit love this Rihanna album 'Good Girl Gone Bad." Every song is catchy. I haven't enjoyed an album this much from beginning to end since System of a Down's "Mezmerize."

Anyway, here's my schedule.

Upcoming Comedy
Tuesday, February 18 - The Comic Strip
Tuesday, February 26 - The Comic Strip
Wednesday, February 27 - The Comic Strip
Thursday, February 28 - The Comic Strip
Friday, February 29 - The Comic Strip
Saturday, March 1 - The Comic Strip
Sunday, March 2 - The Comic Strip

Upcoming Teaching
Dating for Shy Guys starts on February 25 - For details go to

Upcoming Writing
Current Living Article is up here

Upcoming Living Articles in the Edmonton Journal (Subject to change)
Friday, February 15
Friday, February 29
Friday, March 7

Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every Monday in the Edmonton Journal's ed online. Current headLINES is here

A Pair of Singles (co-written with Dawn Dumont) Current article is here.

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