Angry people hate Valentine’s Day

Michelle Malkin notes that some angry Islamists are now carrying on about Valentine’s Day.

St. Valentine likely never thought his humble feast day would become such a sore point for so many, and now it seems that Islamic fundamentalists and leftists have found yet another thing to agree on: Fie on Valentine’s Day! The Islamists don’t like it because “These Western gimmicks are corrupting our kids and taking them away from their roots” and feminists of a certain strain don’t like it because Valentine begins with a”V” and “V” can only stand for Violence Againts Women or for Vaginas – just Vaginas! Victorious Vaginas! Oddly Vituperative Vaginas! Voracious Vaginas! Vehement Vaginas! Vicariously Gay Vaginas! Vacant Vaginas! Vapid Vaginas! Vindictive Vaginas!

Sigh.

In 2004 I made it very clear where me and my vagina stand. We can do no other.

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    V is offspring, along with its sibs U, W, & Y, of that most fecund of Greek letters, upsilon, which, in Ancient Greek, was pronounced like a French u or German u-umlaut.

    V was the first upsilon progeny in the Latin alphabet, and was used for both the sound of our double o in “coo” and our w sound. When Caesar said veni vidi vici (“I came, I saw, I conquered”), he pronounced it something like:

    “way-nee wee-dee wee-kee”

    with, I imagine, a slightly blase sound, a bit languorous through those six long vowel sounds. The e in veni which I phoneticized as “ay” should actually be pronounced like the e in Spanish que, lengthened a bit temporally.

    In World War II, V stood for Victory, nothing but Victory. The “V” in “Valentine” stands obviously for a the lower part of Valentine’s Day heart, and we all know that it’s the same “v” as in “love.” The revenge for love may be intolerant & crazy, but love’s revenge will be ruthless. Some things are not to be mocked, lest the sons and daughters of the land come to lie, riddled with arrows or bullets, dead in their proud red robes.


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