Chris Pratt is. . . well, a Pratt Sept 18, 2019 7:54:38 GMT
Post by ML on Sept 18, 2019 7:54:38 GMT
Chris Pratt is. . . well, a Pratt
by Miles Mathis
First published August 12, 2017
As usual, just my opinion.This is for my younger readers, supposing I have any. My older readers may not know who Chris Prattis. He was inParks and Recreation on TV (as a fat guy), then went to Hollywood, where he was inZero Dark Thirty, Jurassic World, andGuardians of the Galaxy(where he was a muscle dude).
So heis becoming a big star, following in the footsteps of Ben Affleck (with whom he has a lot in common).I have not seen him in anything, so you may wonder why I am writing about him. Well, mostlybecause it is so easy. I saw his name and knew instantly where he came from. Now you will, too.But first to my title. It is a double entendre, as some will have already figured out.
In British parlance,a prat is a douchebag. But in my title, I mean that and something else: he is a Pratt, as in from THEPratt family. Not just any Pratt, but A PRATT. Some have accused me of being a mole, and the best evidence of that for them is that I know whatBritish words like “prat” mean. They say that a guy from Texas couldn't know and use British-isms.Yeah, I know, really scraping, but this is all they have. Being a reader of mine, you can probablyfigure out that I know these words because I have read a lot. It is obvious I have read a lot, to anyonewho reads more than about ten pages of my stuff. I have read Dickens and Austen and Eliot andThackeray and Scott and Tolkien and so on, so why wouldn't I know these words and usages? Buteven if I hadn't, I could have gleaned them from Monty Python and Ricky Gervais and the BBC.
I alsolived in Europe for three years, and spent some of that time in the UK. I had a Cirque de Soleilgirlfriend for a while, and she lived outside Oxford. I also lived in Galway for a short time. I waspainting there and thought about moving there—since I had heard artists don't pay income tax inIreland—but it didn't work out. And when I was living in Bruges [Belgium] many of the TV channelswere British. But back to the matter at hand. Chris Pratt is sold in the ...