Hard To Be Humble

Sorry I haven’t posted for quite a while. I didn’t have much original to say about the Virginia Tech shootings, or any other news lately.

Here’s an odd thing I thought about recently, though. I’m not sure what
the point is, but I figured it was something I could pass along…

I must have heard the Mac Davis song: “Hard To Be Humble” dozens of times since 1980. I always found it cute and amusing. One part of it goes like this:

Some folks say that I’m “egotistical”,

Hell, I don’t even know what that means!

I guess it has something to do with the way

That I fill out my skin-tight blue jeans.

I always thought it was just funny/silly; that this conceited hick didn’t understand the word, and just assumed, egotistically, that it was a positive reference to his form.

But, I heard the lines the other day and thought for the first time that maybe it was also a play on the similarity between the last three syllables of “egotistical” and “testicle”. That would better explain the jump from an unfamiliar word to the filling out of his “skin-tight blue jeans.”

I have no idea if that’s right (I couldn’t find any corroboration on the net with a quick search), but it just struck me as odd that I made a connection this time that I failed to make all of the previous times I’d heard the lines.

It’s just another example of how strange brains are (especially mine).


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