Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Forsenic*, Foresnic* (for Forensic*)

Most people would not consider the work of a forensic scientist to be the slightest bit scenic, but when an actress like April Bowlby (playing a character called Kandi) plays one, it's quite a pretty sight. In the Two and a Half Men episode "It Never Rains in Hooterville," a supportive Alan (Jon Cryer) tells Kandi, who has just landed a role on a TV show entitled Stiffs: "Uh, well, I for one totally buy you as a brilliant forensic investigator." "Thanks!" Kandi replies, "but I believe it's pronounced fornesic." Forsenic* turns up three times in OhioLINK and Foresnic* once. Unfortunately, Fornesic* does not come up at all, but then it's awfully hard to beat Kandi the forensic expert for sheer cluelessness.

(April Bowlby attending the AIDS Research Alliance's ArtSeen 3, May 17, 2008, Culver City, California, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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