Dear Gen Xers and Millenials…
Well, first you’re going to have to apologize for misspelling “millennials.”
My daughter and I stopped at the gas station the other day to grab some soda and a snack. We were talking in Croatian like always and the lady behind us smiled at me and said, “It’s so nice to see a mother and daughter together. If only you would speak English.” I was taken aback for a second, letting the words sink in. I was shocked at what I heard, but it wasn’t unimaginable because some people are afraid of different.After a few seconds, I gathered myself and muttered a few choice words—in Croatian. We paid for snacks quickly and quietly left the store. I could see my daughter looking at me for a response and I was trying my best to do what I would want her to do, just let it go. However, it was difficult to do so.
What I want to talk about is the fanciful idea floating from the poorly written headline — that there could be a vaccination that would give you immunity not from a medical disease but from your mother’s wishes — as if the dreams from your mother are analogous to disease and infect you and degrade and destroy you
The ones who fawn over Trump need to be reflected upon. If the media didn’t bleep such profanity on television news they would get backlash from offended people. But those same people are not similarly offended that the profane utterances are from Trump himself! That is the type of people the rest of us need to contend with, and try to not laugh and gag over at the same time.
The “Paul Ryan is a ‘hard worker'” incident teaches that slavery must be mixed into discussions of, well, perhaps anything. If someone complains about the heat, maybe you should get on their case for not acknowledging how much more slaves suffered from the heat. If somebody comments that the food isn’t very good, you should lay into them about how poorly fed the slaves were? (That sounds like the opposite of “super-careful.”)
But then, who rides in a clown car other than clowns? And what makes a car a clown car aside from its being full of clowns? There’s no specifically purposed vehicle known as a clown car. It’s just a Volkswagen Beetle or some other such small car. Via Greg Orman explains the clown/clown car distinction…
Via “Over the past year, we have arrived at an odd cultural and lexicographical moment: To dress ‘normal’ is the height of chic, yet to call someone ‘basic’ is the chicest put-down…” @ Althouse.
Via Does the term “dark money” sound scary because it — intentionally? — resonates with racism? @ Althouse.
Via “Deeply… it’s such a poser word” @ Althouse.
Via The “Benghazi is a circus” meme @ Althouse.
The earliest use of the seemingly recent verb “unfriend” was found by the Oxford English Dictionary way back in 1659 (in T. Fuller Let. P. Heylyn in Appeal Injured Innoc. iii)…. Via Althouse.