Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Detention

I'd argue the men and women of the weather service have given up and gone home when they announce "Special Weather Statement is in effect until further notice."  But for some of us, the phrase "until further notice," once it has inched through the cerebellum into the mingle and cocktails of the hippocampus finds itself confronted by an outraged citizen from forty odd years ago who still wears his school uniform. 

 "Until further notice"  might well try to claim he's all about keeping the pets indoors, wearing a sensible coat while smoking a cigarette or taking trash to the end of the lane. And he might go on to politely mention how wool retains its insulation value long after it gets damp, making it the sensible choice.  But all the school uniform hears is "Latin detention until further notice."

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