Sunday, February 20, 2011

Subtle Shades of Meaning...


You gotta love it when kids try to use phrases that they have heard adults use. Take little Annie, my nine year old sister, who has her own take on a wellworn disclaimer:

"Not to be the terror of bad news..."

Terror. Bearer. Hardly different.

2 comments:

Cat said...

So now I'm going to have to use that comment at work.

"So Dr. D, not to be the terror of bad news, but do you realise you're a half hour behind?" :-)

Mahri said...

I'd love to see his face when you say that. I sometimes use Rosie's remark on the way out the door after a hard week, "I am glad to be going. I don't want to be here anymore."