Sunday, May 29, 2011
CRINGE--MORE FAYETTE COUNTY TALK
From ARMINTA TORBETT: hates to see JUST SAYIN' in the written form.
FROM PATTY BURCH: OVERUSED EXPRESSIONS:
"LET'S DO THIS"
In speaking to one of our esteemed County Commissioners about whether we could hold an SB5 PETITION SIGNING RALLY on the Court House lawn, he said that he would have to check on the "PROPERNESS" of the request. Being the kind of gal I am, I said, "While you check on the PROPRIETY, I'll be making signs." I looked in five dictionaries and "properness" isn't given as a word; however, the Webster's Third New International Dictionary (3-volume set) not only gives "properness" but also "properer" and "properest"! OOPS!
Watching the final game "In The Know" for the year, the host Bill Schiffman actually used the words "PROPS" and "DUDE". My, oh, my, we know that slang is passe when a middle-aged guy in Columbus thinks it's COOL to use it!