Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I don't <3 the maverick

For those not in the know, that means I don't 'heart' the maverick.

Am I the only one who finds it amusing that an American university is refering to it as the Queen's English? This year Lake Superior State University has released their "34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness"

When I hear Maverick, I think of two things - the movie Top Gun, and the movie Maverick. Neither of which had ANYTHING to do with last year's election in the US.

It's bad enough that people can't write proper English anymore, but incorporating text messenging 'emoticons' into everyday life is regrettable.

So in that spirit, all I have left to say today is the following:

My efforts to be green have been diminished by the economic downturn; the real gamechanger came when the bailout swooped into our collective consciousness, and inadvertantly increased my carbon footprint. Truly this has been an iconic year in which the desperate search for the first dude has left people waiting to take their staycation and see who will be the winner of the most Oscar nominations.

(in case that made little sense, check out the press release at this page)


Mrs. Spit said...

Who are you?

And what the hell have you done with my Husband?

Ya Chun said...

Stupendously creative! It seems you are using both sides of your brain! I nominate it for an award, dude!

loribeth said...

I bow to your iconic maverickness in creating such a sentence!! (I'd normally add an emoticon wink here, but for you, I'll make an exception!)