Just So We’re All On The Same Page

Ken AshfordRandom Musings1 Comment

We think we’ll make this into a series.

(1)  It’s a "dog eat dog" world, not a "doggie dog" world, moron.

(2)  For Scrabble players: "Qa" is a word.  (It’s a Babylonian liquid measurement).

(3)  The models for Grant Wood’s American Gothic were Grant Wood’s dentist, and his sister.  The dentist is on the one on the left.

(4)  "Momentarily" means "for a moment", not "in a moment".  So if the flight attendent announces that the plane will be landing "momentarily", you should complain, because you won’t have enough time to disembark.

(5)  Stravinsky wrote "The Rite of Spring".  Just one rite.  You’ve been saying it wrong all these years.

(6)  Despite what clever people think, the word "hooker" predates the Civil War General Joseph Hooker.  And the word "crap" was in use prior to Thomas Crapper’s invention of the Valveless Water Waste Preventer.

(7)  According to some dictionaries, the word "literally" can mean the opposite of the word "literally".  In other words, "We literally had our eyes pinned to the TV during the Iraq War" is a proper use of the word.