It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.
Yes, I have a long weekend. Yes, I’m still up early. No, I’m not going in to my office – even though I could get some things done . . . well, probably. Google Drive helps me work from home; all I have to do is make sure the files and are compatible . . . and that I actually upload my work to my drive before leaving for the school. I certainly can’t blame Google for that particular failing, now can I?
I wouldn’t say that nothing annoyed me this week; rather, nothing annoyed me to the point that I wrote it down as a possible Monday Morning Grievance. So, it’s back to those first posts – you know, the ones where I simply listed five things without any explanation. Believe it or not, my very first grievance was about drivers who don’t use turn signals, which I just so happened to write about two weeks ago. So, that brings me to
WORDS THAT AREN’T REALLY WORDS
I’m not talking about words that are simply mispronounced or misused, although they are indeed annoying. I’m talking about words that are just plain wrong. Among the many words lying in the gutter, robbed of any meaning by ignorant hoodlums, lies sandwich.
Really, when was the last time you heard this word pronounced correctly by someone other than an English teacher or other lover of grammar?
To many, this word is pronounced “samwich” or – the greatest atrocity of all – “sammich”.
There is no such thing as a “sammich”.
It’s really not that difficult:
Now put them together . . .
NO! NOT “SAMWICH”!
AND NOT “SAMMICH”, EITHER!
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