Sunday, May 30, 2010

Whither Our Usage of the English Language?

(Probably the first in a long-running series on this subject.)

From today's Target flyer: ads for "women's trouser pants" and "sleep pants" which are, in reality, pajama bottoms.

Parade ran a lengthy article on our friends the hot dogs. They mentioned "dragged through the garden" as a means of saying lots and lots of added vegetables including "four alarm sport peppers." What the hell is a "sport pepper"? I know habaneros, jalapenos, serranos or green, red or yellow peppers but have not made the acquaintance of the "sport pepper." Please stand up and introduce yourself!

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