Thursday, May 19, 2005

Quotation of the Day

"Come hell or high water, there's no frigging way I'm going to let one ovary bring the government down," Parrish told a reporter for the Canadian Press news agency. (cbc)

(note: I realize 'quote of the day' flows better, but it is grammatically incorrect. "People have been using the noun quote as a truncation of quotation for over 100 years, and its use in less formal contexts is widespread today. Language critics have objected to this usage, however, as unduly journalistic or breezy." ( While this is an informal setting, I thought I'd still use the proper form just to acknowledge the issue. Yes, yes, language is always changing, but words do mean something.)


Post a Comment

<< Home