The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Linguistic Patrol: Post-Illiteracy
Did it vary or was it an intentional giving-up of some right, privilige or requirement? Some wire-service writers are hazy on which one fits: Oh, those tricksy, tricksy homonyms, how we hateses them! The article is about tipping. Guess it's a good thing we don't tip reporters. --Though perhaps it might help.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."