No, Peanut Gallery, I'm not calling anyone names. Today I want to chat about some expressions out there that don’t make a whole lot of sense (to me, anyhow):
Great Depression, Good Grief? What is so great about depression or good about grief? Silent Scream goes hand in hand with Deafening Silence, and how about Crash Landing? Did you crash or did you land? Make up your mind!
Tight Slacks? Taped Live? A Fine Mess? An Authentic Replica or Genuine Imitation? What about Sweet Sorrow, Terribly Pleased, or Clearly Misunderstood!
Now these: Alone Together or Alone in a Crowd! A Small Crowd? or, She’s Awfully Pretty, a Little Pregnant and Certainly Unsure of herself!
What about, Minor Crisis, Pretty Ugly, Found Missing, the Larger Half! Yikes, what are we saying???
What do you get when you orderJumbo Shrimp?
ask for an Exact Estimate, research Extinct Life, or make a Deliberate Mistake?
I’m going to sign off now… I am soooooooooo confused!!
I’m leaving you with some very wise words, credited to Wendell Johnson: “Always and Never are 2 words you should always remember never to use!”
Better Be a Little “S” than a Little Less ! Less is More??