Is David Haye a “Pre-Madonna?”
Literacy has gone the way of the steam engine. What passes for education is often little more that a resuscitation of bullet points. With TV as most people’s professor-in-chief, is it any surprise that cavemen rule the world?
Forgive the above, but a press release covering Tyson Fury’s latest bit of trash talk caught my ever-so-vigilant eye. After expressing his pleasure that the fight with David Haye had been rescheduled, Fury let loose on his opponent.
“In my opinion,” said Fury, “he’s a classless pre-madonna, a diva, a no good wannabe Bollywood actor and I can’t wait to put him in his place.”
Many of us would like to put Haye in his place, but calling him a “pre-madonna,” at least as written, might not be the best way to go about it.
Some websites reacted with glee at Fury’s clever choice of words. Other websites, websites geared toward readers with IQs in the triple digits, recognize the description for what it is: bad grammar, bad spelling, bad thinking, and maybe even bad karma.
But after carefully studying the “pre-madonna” remark, with the Cambridge Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus denting my lap, I’ve concluded that Fury didn’t call Haye a “pre-madonna.” He called him a “prima donna.” At least I think he did.
But what if I am wrong?
Is it possible that Fury was alluding to pre-Christianity, a time when godless heathens wrote the rules? However ludicrous that sounds, there may be more depth to Fury than he has let on.
Another possibility is that his “pre-madonna” gibe relates to the middle-aged pop singer. I’m not sure what preceded that Madonna, but it sure as hell wasn’t Miley Cyrus.
As usual I’m looking for clarity, and as usual it’s hard to come by. If anyone can add anything to the enigma wrapped in a riddle that is the above, don’t hold your tongue, or any other body part if it can be avoided.