More on Cultural Curmudgeon

Probably the thing that bothers me most about I lost it or I snapped, is that those words indicate that the person speaking has no control over what he does. Usually it’s used to explain why this person committed a heinous crime. I lost it? Well, of course you did. Smacking somebody upside of the head indicates more than a loss of “it” doesn’t it? For some reason, when someone says I snapped my mind sees them literally breaking in two pieces. Snapped. That’s for green beans.

We’re pregnant? Oh, how I wish. We may be expecting a baby as a couple, but if you think we’re pregnant, then you’ve never been “with child.” How utterly silly.

I think the absurdity of You Know? and Okay? every few words speaks for itself. Annoying.

Are we on the same page here?


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I'm primarily a writer, but I also speak and teach workshops and co-chair a large critique group. My brand is SexyDarkGritty and that applies to my western historical romances, mysteries, women's fiction and horror novels. After almost 30 years in this business, I still have something to learn and attend conferences to network with other writers, publishers, editors and agents.
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