Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ain't Talking, Ain't Estranged

Cecil Fielder contends that he and son Prince aren't "estranged" - they "just ain't talking".

That sounds a lot like estrangement, Cecil. But I'm no wordsmith, so let's go to Webster's to get a ruling on this. Estrange means:

to arouse especially mutual enmity or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

Well hell. Now we have to look up "enmity." Back to Webster's. Enmity means:

positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will

I guess Webster's is telling us that estrange means to arouse positive, active and typically mutual hatred or ill will or indifference where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.

I guess Cecil has a point, sort of. Since it seems like Prince has enmity towards Cecil, and Cecil professes no enmity towards Prince, it is not mutual enmity. There is no indifference - Prince hates his daddy. So this is an atypical estrangement?

That's what I'm going with - it's an atypical estrangement.

3 comments:

ClownShipLollypop said...

I think what Cecil was trying to say is "We be BEEFIN!" That's what's hot on the street right now.

I don't understand how he is so fat with all the hookers, blow and running from loan sharks.

Anonymous said...

i want prince to go to the yankees so this story gets blown way out of proportion by the ny media. should be good for a lot of comedy.

Andy Rooney said...

Well written