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soxxy
06-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Especially since "tot" means "dead" in German...or maybe that's why? But that bugs me too.

I didn't know that about tot in German.

At any rate, there's something "trivializing" about the term 'tot mom'. Maybe Nancy didn't intend it that way when she started to use it in 2008(?).

Veronika
06-06-2011, 04:14 PM
Well, the pronounciation is close to "tote," but it's spelled the same.

But I agree that "tot mom" doesn't make much sense.

FigureSpins
06-06-2011, 04:20 PM
I think the German word is actually spelled "Tod," but it's pronounced a "todt." I thought it was spelled "Todt," I guess because of Todt Hill on Staten Island.
The "o" is a long vowel and the "d" is a hard d sound, so I've always pronounced it as a "dt" sound.

To me, it sounds like Nancy Gace is saying "Tot Mom" which is the way the trial's been labeled on CNN. The little girl was a toddler, which many people refer to as a "tot."
I don't hear the long "o" sound when the reporter says the word "tot." *shrugs*

Cyn
06-06-2011, 05:55 PM
I didn't know that about tot in German.

At any rate, there's something "trivializing" about the term 'tot mom'. Maybe Nancy didn't intend it that way when she started to use it in 2008(?).

Mahler composed a piece called Kindertotenlieder, translated roughly to "Songs on the Death of Children" (if my ancient German lessons hold up :shuffle: )

Michalle
06-06-2011, 06:33 PM
Tot mom just sounds tasteless, whatever she originally meant by it. It's like a verbal National Enquirer headline. I also find it very aggravating and wish she would stop using it.

Latte
06-06-2011, 08:23 PM
I wish Nancy Grace would stop referring to Casey as "tot mom." That's all.

You and me both!
That has been getting on my nerves since the beginning, almost 3 years ago!:eek:

Veronika
06-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Well, NG tends to get on most people's nerves...

BaileyCatts
06-06-2011, 08:37 PM
I have only been able to watch bits at a time, but is Baez intentionally trying to be an a-hole most of the time, or is that just his personality? Can't explain why, but just as a spectator watching the trial, he is totally alienating me with his attitude and presentation, especially today. Is he intentionally being a jerk, or is that just the way he is all the time?

And there are times when, again just my opinion, he's a very poor lawyer. Is he doing that to try to claim an appeal on ineffective counsel?

AxelAnnie
06-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Did anyone hear Dr. Baden commenting about "Zanny the Nanny" is slang for Zanax when used to "babysit" for a child. Nice.

Baez is a piece of work. I didn't realize he has been an attorney for only 5 years. He has no business handling this trial.

numbers123
06-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Well, NG tends to get on most people's nerves...

True and so does that Jane something on CNN. I sometimes fall asleep with CNN on and wake up with nightmares when either NG or the Jane chick start screaming.

Veronika
06-06-2011, 09:45 PM
True and so does that Jane something on CNN. I sometimes fall asleep with CNN on and wake up with nightmares when either NG or the Jane chick start screaming.

:lol: Actually, the are both on HLN. I pretty much avoid that station like the plague.

Cyn
06-07-2011, 12:54 AM
I don't know of anyone who isn't annoyed as hell by Nancy Grace :scream: .

After flipping channels one night and catching about 30 seconds of her going after Elizabeth Smart during an interview (in which Ms. Smart put NG in her place but good), I did a google search for "I Hate Nancy Grace" and was astounded at the number of hits that came up for blog posts and discussion threads about that bitch :rofl: .

puglover
06-07-2011, 01:09 PM
Although I am not a fan of the term "tot Mom" it is also annoying to listen to commentators who get Casey/Caylee mixed up and use the wrong name which causes me to shout at my television.

my little pony
06-07-2011, 02:48 PM
she is annoying but if anyone kills me, get my murderer on her show so they are ostracized forever

Marge_Simpson
06-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Nancy is irritating, but Geraldo is worse - does he ever let anyone else talk?