Monday, December 26, 2011

Doesn't it just 'brown you off' when some 'catchphrase
executioner' tells you it's already too trite to use a word that
you haven't yet had the opportunity to speak or write?
Take this carrion beetle covered with mites, for instance.
Some would say it looks 'squicky'.  But they shouldn't
because this word has been overused over the past
 year and thus should be shot at dawn, if not sooner.


Teresa Evangeline said...

It reminds me of the Gary Larson cartoon where that pudgy, buck-toothed kid is on the back of a big beetle and it's yelling to another beetle, "Get it off me! Get it off me!"

montag said...

But it does look a mite squicky.

Fearguth said...

Being a retired librarian and a completist by nature, I own Gary Larson's complete catalog. And B. Kliban. And Tom Tomorrow. And . . .

"'Mite squicky'? Why didn't I say that? Oh, you will, Fearguth, you will."