Contradiction in Terms
You say to-may-toe; I say toh-mah-tah. Deal with it.
Saturday, June 19, 2004


Can I sashay instead?

alphabet city
Yesterday I spotted a letter A on the sidewalk.

It was a cream-colored A, about three inches in length, perfectly formed in some serif font like Times or perhaps Garamond, and surprisingly unsullied for a letter that had been lying on the ground during the rainy season. Despite this, it seemed somehow forlorn-- Abandoned, Acheronian, Alone. I considered picking it up for a few moments until I realized my mistake.

For just a step and a half away there lay a letter E-- similarly lowercase, Equally Ecru. And it occurred to me that perhaps there was more going on in this situation that I might comprehend. Maybe the A and the E had had a falling-out, in Addition to the very Evident falling-down. Possibly the A had been too Ambitious, the E overly Ebullient. Perhaps if I let them be, they might be able to resolve their differences-- or perhaps too many letters had come between them already, and it would be hazardous to intervene.

Everyone knows tampering with letters is a criminal offense.

Grammar and Punctuation: all right
The proper phrase is 'all right'. 'Alright' is not a word that exists in the English language as we know it.
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