Monday, October 24, 2005

archaisms abound in ye olde halifaxe-towne

today (technically yesterday) i heard some lady use the word "gracious" in actual casual conversation. maybe it's because i come from a place where nobody's particularly gracious, but the word itself seems awkward to me; i have no problems saying "ain't" & "y'all," & as large as my vocabulary is, my diction is utter crap. "gracious" just doesn't lend itself well to mangling.

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At 9:10 AM, October 30, 2005, Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

That's funny...the other day I actually used the word "gracious" in a sentence. I believe it went a little like this:

"Oh, THAT's really motherfucking gracious, you fucktard douchebag"

(said to the husband after he did something obtuse. Again.)

 

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