Saturday, October 29, 2016

Usage tip of the day

From Leddy’s Imaginary Dictionary of Usage (2016).

Also from this non-existent volume: entries for get and nice .

[Getting my Fowler on.]

comments: 4

J D Lowe said...

Is there an entry for its annoying cousin, 'Own it'? :-)

Michael Leddy said...

I think the best answer is “Not yet.” Thanks for the suggestion. :)

shallnot said...

"Getting my Fowler on." with, perhaps, a little titch of Ambrose Birce?

Michael Leddy said...

Could be. I haven’t looked at his dictionary in a long time, but the influence could be there. I’m attempting the voice of a curmudgeon in high dudgeon.