Do This Don’t Do That
If ignorance is bliss–as they say–then I should be one very contented fella. I do try to pay attention to language do’s and dont’s but have abused some of these “banned words” and phrases upon occasions. And you?
Banned Words 2009: I was clueless about the symbol <3 at number 10. I understand viewed right to left it is a heart symbolizing LOVE. I tried to make it something of it with the < on top and the 3 dangling down below and all I could come up with was a symbol that represents the outcome of a failed sex change operation. But that’s just me. from Lake Superior State U.
And from WaPo: the list of “What’s in, What’s Out” for 2009. I’m way not hip enough to even know the outties, much less the even hipper innies. I did notice that “slow blogging” replaces “twittering” and with regard to the former, I saw the Slow Blog Manifesto a few months back and it seemed so like Slow Road blogging (on most days) to not seem noteworthy. On the other hand, if you’re a beat-everybody else to the punch pundit looking a Technorati and digg ranking, well…
Lots of these glib pairs have to do, I suppose, with pop culture, movies, music and television of which I am blissfully ignorant. I find myself pleasantly insulated from most of current phenoms to the extent that, on the rare occasion I’m inflicted by a television unavoidably blaring in an airport terminal, I feel like an alien far far away from Planet Floyd. Nannoo Nannoo, y’all.