Loyal Reader (read: Brian),
I am thirty-six-and-a-half today. And I am a firm believer in the importance of celebrating the half birthday. Why not feel the joys of aging multiple times a year?
In an effort to occasionally act my age while simultaneously elevating my spoken language, I will attempt to remove the following words from my vocabulary:
like, as in
Informal . (used esp. in speech, often nonvolitionally or habitually, to preface a sentence, to fill a pause, to express uncertainty, or to intensify or neutralize a following adjective): Like, why didn't you write to me? The music was, like, really great, you know?
thing, as in
some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described: The stick had a brass thing on it.
awesome, as in
Slang . very impressive: That new white convertible is totally awesome.
interesting, as in
Adjective. (used in place of a word or words that better expresses what you mean because you're lazy and the word "interesting" is just easier to find in your brain, or as used to lie about a person, place or thing that you actually find totally dull but wish not to offend the speaker with the truth): Yes, that story about your awesome thing is, like, totally interesting.
Wish me luck, dear reader.
Wish me luck.