Monday, January 6, 2014

Quote du jour,

Pairings are an interesting subject. Almost everyone says “mom and dad,” not “dad and mom.” The very phrase “dad and mom” sounds odd. “Uncle and aunt” sounds odd too. People say “aunt and uncle.” “Jelly and peanut butter” sounds very odd. We say “peanut butter and jelly.”
- Jay Nordlinger

12 comments:

  1. 'Bacon and eggs' is another one. Who says 'eggs and bacon'? Burger and fries...

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  2. Apples and Oranges. The gender primacy is one thing, but ergonomics is another. Sequence is another consideration.





    Lock, stock and barrel.


    You and I is the best.

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  3. Yes, we don't compare oranges to apples, do we? Lock, stock and barrel is another good one! When we talk about the two major parties, it's always 'Democrats and Republicans', isn't it?

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  4. I will be sending you an email some time later today. It is not spam. Please check your junk mail folder or check for spam if you don't see it in your inbox.

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  5. I'll instruct the staff to be on the lookout for it.

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  6. I guess since it's daylight, you're having trouble seeing the searchlight shining in the sky. Either that or your staff must be reprimanded for their lack of proficiency and attentiveness.


    I continue to await a response to my email query.

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  7. For the daylight searchlight, we prefer infrared over ultraviolet. The staff have all been flogged for not responding to you before now. In addition, their grog rations have been halved.

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  8. Halving the grog rations is akin to tripling food stamps. I demand they be pilloried and banished from the kingdom.


    It has been 12 hours since I sent my email. Mark Twain would never hear of such ill treatment.


    I shall permit this one snub but no more.

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  9. Perhaps you would do well to remember two things: One, twelve hours ago was like 2-3 AM West Coast Time (the gold standard). Most of the staff was asleep and I was sleeping with most of them. Separately.
    Second, the staff could not give you a definitive answer without first consulting with me. And by "consulting" I mean tequila shots at some sleazy bar. Since I am gainfully employed, this further delayed the process. (Work is the curse of the blogging man!)

    However, I have your correspondence at the top o' the heap and shall be responding to it apace.

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  10. No, he was never burdened with email as he preceded the inventor of the Interwebs, Algore, BUT since you posted something at 6:00 AM you'll have to pardon me for asoooooming that my email may have been read before you headed off to your curse of the blogging man.

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  11. You have heard the old axiom about "assuming", I presume? Through the magic of Al Gore's Interweb and the astounding new invention they call "clocks" (and calendars), I am able to schedule posts for when I am not at a computer, a smartphone, or even conscious. I scheduled that post for 6AM Eastern (3AM Pacific) before I turned in for the night last night. While untold scores of people from Maine to Miami were smiling at a John Cox cartoon, I was blissfully asleep, with visions of sugar plums and hula girls dancing in my head.

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  12. You cut me sir. My ignorance is unforgiveable.

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