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My God ! A Bassett that retrieves ! If I tried that with Winston, he would think I had lost my mind.
"Her face is ugly, her eyes don't match.Take it from me, she's a better catch."
@FullMoon Exactly the song I had in mind.
Why I ended up - literally - avoiding TV news and talk shows.From a recent Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel story: "The [group of 20] whales seen Friday are the known survivors of a pod that ended up trapped in a labyrinth of sandbars, channels and shallows near Highland Beach in Everglades National Park."Why "ended up?" Why not "became" or "was?" Why not "ended down" or just "ended?"On close examination the sentence is correct. The pod did "end up" trapped; it broke apart and ceased to exist as a unit. The group of 20 had exited the labyrinth and survived.However most usaginations (Ha! You thought I would go for "usages". No, normally I would say "uses;" but why use a four letter word when one of 12 letters can be found or imagined?) of the phrase "ended up," heard on TV conversations or (lamentably) encountered in reading are prime examples of what our High School teachers used to call "dead-wood."
Ann Althouse said... @FullMoon Exactly the song I had in mind. 12/7/13, 11:43 AM "........I'm just like him, and the same as you"
Ain't no use talking to me. It's just the same as talking to Full Moon.
Ann Althouse said... Ain't no use talking to me. It's just the same as talking to Full Moon. "........fee fi, fo fum, Cassius Clay, ya better run"( no googling allowed)
Neat video. Thanks
46, 47, 48, 49, gonna make your face look just mine.
Ann Althouse said... 46, 47, 48, 49, gonna make your face look just mine.Shamefully, I almost Googled. Didn't forget, just don't recallat the moment.Will blurt out next line at socially inappropriate time,nodding head and quietly laughing with satisfaction.
I didn't look it up.I have certain Dylan albums imprinted, from 40 years ago."I Shall Be Free" is certainly on one of them.Ask Meade how often I say "I'm going to grow my hair down to my feet so strange, 'til I look like a walking mountain range."It's the normal discourse around here!
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