Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yes, and you're not helping

Woman to man this evening, overheard as I'm jogging by: "Your English skills are deplorable."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll bite. Anonymously. I see the rudeness, but where's the irony? Is there a usage error? My dictionary says: deplorable, adjective, deserving strong condemnation.

Roger Sutton said...

Well, my point was that you probably wouldn't use an SAT word like deplorable to tell someone his English wasn't good.

Anonymous said...

RS has missed her point. She isn't misusing the word - she wants to hurt him by criticizing something which she knows he takes pride in: his usage.

Roger Sutton said...

I think Anonymous has missed MY point and is reading more into this overheard exchange than we possibly can. (And so may I be.)

first anonymous said...

Ah, I get it.

Maybe his vocabulary is excellent even though his usage is deplorable?

Let's move on.

Anonymous said...

I don't think of "deplorable" as an SAT word. My kids would use it.

llemma said...

Dude, sign my kids up for whatever her kids are having.

My kids would use it.