Friday, August 24, 2007

malaprop +

A Canadian colleague of mine the other day said her condition was "exasperated" by a certain habit. I zoned out for a moment on that one.

Another colleague, German this time, handed me a piece of paper this morning, saying "the parts that are orangely highlighted are new." That made us both laugh, and I had to think of ee cummings:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees...


Nin Andrews said...

I love this blog. But I'm feeling greenly today . . . I never think of green as a happy color.

SarahJane said...

ha, yes, funny how green evokes both "fresh" and "rot" at the same time.

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