February 23, 2010

Tiger Words

With all the media frenzy over Tiger and all the pretties he had hiding in the woods, one of the most zany off-spins seems to be the new phrases it has putted on to the urban greens.
I just came across one of them : tiger's wife mad.
Which according to the Urban Dictionary means "the act of being so mad at someone that you find the item they cherish the most and beat them with it" .
Errrrmm .... so that's new?

So I can think of more ...
Tiger-burn : burn your advertising fingers on a seemingly great iconic brand ambassador who turns out to be a big embarassment.
I think Accenture knows what I'm talking about.

And how about 'tigorry'? That is, a very elaborate and public, apparently soul-baring, self-flagellating apology.
Who cares whether it is heart-felt? it's great PR. And, will possibly save more golf-clubs from being shaped around a car. And may ... just may... bring back some of those tiger-burnt dollars?

Quite frankly, I think the whole thing is a bit 'over-roared' (that's another one!). Way too much global attention and acres of newsprint have been devoted to something which has been going on probably since the time marriage was invented.
I mean, the man became a celebrity because he plays golf so devastatingly well. Not because of his squeaky-clean morals.
True, the man made a mess of his personal life. But, how about letting it remain personal?
Can we mute the roar now please?