Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Getting older.....

You know your cat is getting older when she sleeps on your lap -- as you are knitting! Jez is now old enough that she no longer finds yarn an irreistable toy.

You know you are getting older when you find new langauge inventions (such as 'verbing') very distracting. As a linguist, I try to be descriptive instead of prescriptive in my attitude about other people's language use but I admit that the use of podium ("I'm just so happy to podium in this race" when finishing in the top 3) as a verb during the Olympic coverage very distracting -- it catches my attention every time.

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