March 06, 2006

Hearing things

So we were watching the Oscars tonight, Rose and Lorinne and I, and we swear that during the acceptance speech for Crash's Best Picture win, we heard producer Cathy Schulman thank "[her] husband and [her] wife." Anybody still got the show on their TiVo, so they can confirm or deny this? (And if that is what she said, what's the explanation? Just an odd slip of the tongue, or was this polyamory's big night at the Oscars?)

(Update, in case you're not the sort of person who reads comments: She meant to say "my husband and my daughter," according to her backstage interview. Thanks to Martha for finding the link.)

Posted by Francis at 01:11 AM

We heard that too and concluded that she was nervous and got confused. Or not.

Posted by: Ellen at March 6, 2006 04:17 AM

It seems she was trying to say "my husband and daughter" and her brain short-circuited.

Posted by: Jon at March 6, 2006 08:14 AM

That makes more sense. "My husband and my girlfriend" I could have seen, but "my husband and my wife" seemed a little unlikely.

Posted by: Francis at March 6, 2006 12:02 PM

Saw your Domino's post headline on Newsnow/current affairs/US. ...and then this post. Searched "Cathy Schulman" +"wife" on Blog Pulse and found folks discussing this, (and at length in Comments), on this blog as well:
My thought: maybe she said "my husband, my strife"? (But then I guess that could be because he's constantly refers to her as one of his "bi babes".) Reminds me of fun with misheard lyrics.

Posted by: Dowser at March 6, 2006 12:34 PM

Just a slip of the tongue. Please also note Philip Seymour Hoffman's misuse of "literally.",0,3728912.story

Posted by: Martha at March 6, 2006 02:04 PM

I think some people just can't speak off-script. Like the president.

True story: My ex-girlfriend Connie had two older sisters, Karen and Kathy. One day Karen met our friend Curt (I'm using real names to protect the innocent), and accidentally (and mistakenly) introduced herself to him as Kathy.

Posted by: Victoria at March 6, 2006 02:08 PM
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