Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Rauner’s gettin’ “better” at droppin’ his “g”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rauner’s gettin’ “better” at droppin’ his “g”

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

* Zorn

As keeper of the FolksyMeter I’m reporting this afternoon that Rauner dropped the terminal “g” a personal record-setting 66 percent of the time when using words ending in the “-ing” syllable.

Out of 150 such words in the speech, he swallowed the final “g” on 99 of them.

Sample: “When it comes to providin’ a better future for the people of Illinois, nothin’ we do together is more important than educatin’ our young people.”

In his first State of the State speech in 2015, Rauner, who grew up in north suburban Deerfield and has two Ivy League degrees, dropped 51 percent of his g’s. Last year it was 62 percent.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

31 Comments
  1. - Stark - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:13 am:

    All the more reason to think it’s nothing more than a hokey attempt at humanizing. He can’t sign an approp bill for higher ed, but he can drop a g. Fantastic.


  2. - Earnest - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:18 am:

    Though I’d rather see them in the Governor’s budget proposal, I’ll celebrate the use of real numbers anywhere related to Illinois governance.


  3. - Buster crab - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:22 am:

    His dropping of the Gs seems forced. Words like “funding” are usually pronounced with the G, even by those who habitually drop it. The Governor should dump this Hee-haw masquerade.


  4. - A Citizen - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:22 am:

    Boy the Gs issue sure is important … maybe even paramount in this universe.


  5. - aufjunk - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:25 am:

    Rauner’s on an errand
    When he tries to use a gerund


  6. - PublicServant - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:31 am:

    ===Boy the Gs issue sure is important===

    It goes to show the staged persona of the governor and provides a clear example of his lack of honesty.


  7. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:31 am:

    Rauner would probably like to drop a ton of g’s on Bill O’Reilly for the regular beatins’ he’s dishin’ out.


  8. - A Citizen - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:36 am:

    - PublicServant -
    Well, good for you… As long as you stay pleasant and clever. LOL gggggg!


  9. - Huh? - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:42 am:

    Well, a dropped “g” and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.


  10. - Happily Retired - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:43 am:

    Dropping G’s is not important, but just an annoyance that reflects a lack of respect for those of us who have to listen to him.


  11. - Dr X - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    At least he is not an immature man child with access to nukes. We got that goin’ for us.


  12. - OldIllini - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    ==Boy the Gs issue sure is important … maybe even paramount in this universe.==

    Maybe someone could publish a graph of g’s versus time.


  13. - Generation X - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    “Left out the G, cause G wasn’t in him”

    -DJ Quik-


  14. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:56 am:

    It’s like reverse elocution.


  15. - cdog - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:58 am:

    fwiw, I worked with a lady years ago, who had a different accent for different audiences.

    One person in the room, this accent.
    A group of coworkers, that accent.
    A professional presentation/interaction, a different accent.

    She had other significant issues too.


  16. - AlfondoGonz - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:02 am:

    While I’d like to think I’m mature enough to look past his clearly contrived, consistently embarrassing (more so to his constituents than him, seeing as he seems to have no shame), and completely unnecessary vacature of “g’s” from his vocabulary, I simply am not.

    I mean, I picture him reviewing tape of his speeches and saying, er, “sayin’” ‘et it to’ether, ‘overnor, ‘et to droppin’ more ‘’s!”


  17. - Saluki - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    I will never understand this by the overnor. It just alls me.


  18. - Jocko - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    This “Aw shucks!” persona flies in the face of allegations of statements like; ““I will bury her.” “I will make her radioactive.” and “She will never get another job anywhere, ever. I will bankrupt her with legal fees. I don’t know if she has a family or not, but if she does, she better think twice about this.”


  19. - Now What? - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    Man of the People.


  20. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:10 am:

    Am I the only one who hears “bidness” when he tries to say “business?”


  21. - PublicServant - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:13 am:

    He needs to start inserting “da” for “the” and similar words.

    Only den will he truly sound like one a da guys.


  22. - justacitizen - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:17 am:

    Who cares? I prefer Rauner’s delivery to the some other politicians. Watch some of the Trump cabinet confirmation hearings if you really want contrived political speak.


  23. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:17 am:

    Since this blog sometimes features creative song covers, there is that Proclaimer’s song “Throw the ‘R’ Away” that is just begging for a “Throw the ‘G’ Away” parody.

    He’s been so sad
    Since you said his accent was bad
    He’s worn a frown
    This Ivy league clown…


  24. - Amalia - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    Rauner watching the urban rural divide politically and deepening his G resolve.


  25. - New State Worker - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:41 am:

    Generation X @9:46, you win the Internet for the day


  26. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:43 am:

    Most fair minded people can respect another’s deeply held belief. Very few can forgive a phoney @$$(:?!.


  27. - GlimmerGirl - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:25 am:

    So what’s worse… G droppin or “Amazing, yuuuge, bigly, the best ever!!!”


  28. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:53 am:

    It seemed to me like he lost track at times of which letters he was supposed to drop. Sometimes I heard him drop a G and sometimes I heard him drop an R. It’s like he was confused by his own act.


  29. - oldman - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:57 am:

    When is he fixin to get workin on his budget plan?


  30. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 1:09 pm:

    I’m not a linguist by profession and I don’t pretend to be one In my personal experience when I have had conversations with people that do not pronounce the letter ‘g’ at the end of words, its an all or nothing proposition. They either say all their g’s or none of them. I’ve never heard of saying some of them and not others and certainly never so in a prepared text.


  31. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 1:29 pm:

    My favorite yesterday?

    “Educatin’ the children”

    Yep. “Educatin’… ”

    It’s a schtick, a trained schtick, when a Dartmouth and Harvard educated person goes out of their way to purposely say…

    “Educatin’… ”

    What embarrassing isn’t just the dropping of the Gs, it’s doing so in making a point about… education and governing.

    People talking about those two subjects don’t want to sound ignorant.

    Why choose words that point to ignorance?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Sen. Connelly concedes
* Question of the day
* GOMB: State needs another $3+ billion a year to stay even
* Raoul announces transition committee
* The Democrats' vote-by-mail juggernaut
* Why the Firearms Restraining Order Act is so important
* Pension benefits are not cut in the abstract
* The way forward
* Yes, something can be done
* Monday's heroes
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller