Yeah, I needed to avoid ending a sentence in a preposition. You know, the kind of word I dangle at the end of my every post?
Speaking of prepositions, I took an easy quiz this morning. But this one was interesting, because it uses British English. It was surprising to me (even though I scored 100%, shameless POM wannabe that I am) how different it is from American English. Take it and you’ll see what I mean.
I ran across Schott’s Vocab blog on the Times site. Love his stuff (and this is on my birthday git list). Last night I read about different words and phrases that families use – you know, interesting combinations of words — or made-up ones altogether — that constitute their own special language. For instance, my kids and I always called the television remote a” widget.” Gatorade was always known as just “Gator.”
Trying to remember more of them, but coming up empty at the moment. Maybe Lars will recall something.
What were/are some of your families’ weird sayings? I covet them.
Fink out of space.