When I was growing up, my mother would not allow slang in our house. My sister and I were careful to obey this. I am thankful. I think slang makes people sound dumber than they usually are. Sorry. I just do.
As an adult, I have never been tempted to use any of the catchy and popular sayings. I also instruct my children to avoid them.
So, I was reading The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain to my girls this week. Imagine my surprise when I came upon this sentence:
Tricked out??? No way! This book was published in 1881!
I guess 'tricked out' has been recycled. I wonder what else has?
Mark Twain was all that and a bag of chips. Umm...sorry; couldn't resist.
See what else we've been reading, and be sure to visit my other blog, Prairie Sense, which is completely based on good writing!
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