March 06, 2010


A little background: My siblings and I grew up pronouncing the word "bagel" with a strong "a" sound.  (Think "grocery bag".)  After years of getting laughed at, Katie and Colin gradually altered their pronunciation to please the masses.  But, like Jesus, I chose to ignore the critics and continue following my own path.

Which is why my jaw hit the floor when I saw the latest offering of Community on NBC (episode 17, titled "Physical Education").  This is because the main storyline of this particular episode revolves around Britta's pronunciation of the word "bagel" and how a bunch of lame losers laugh at her expense EVEN THOUGH SHE IS RIGHT.

The video is poor quality, but it's all I could
find.  Though I'll admit I didn't look very hard.
Who do you think I am, Indiana Jones?

Now I'm not here to point fingers.  (...Brain!)  I'm just amazed at how, every once in awhile, art really does imitate life.  Specifically, my life.  And in this particular instance the similarities couldn't be more exact.  Think about it: the hot girl is mocked for her proper pronunciation of the word bagel.

Oh, and I'd appreciate it if you'd emphasize the phrase "hot girl", please.


  1. I still do say it like you, and I catch SO much hell for it! I too watched this episode and immediately started telling everyone that has ridiculed me over the years that my sister and I are NOT the only ones to pronounce it RIGHT.

  2. I'm dying laughing at the "like Jesus" part! Good thing I am catching up on this blog-it's good for the soul :)

  3. Oh Rachel, still procrastinating and refusing to do any school work, I see! You'll be pleased to know that I've officially joined the club. I studied for 20 minutes before muttering "screw this!" and surfing the internet instead.

    P.S. I'm flattered that you would use my blog to procrastinate! You (and your homemade lemon cake) rock my world.