21 February 2008

New Pet Peeve

The use of "alas" when one actually means "at last." This wins the new Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Heard Ever in the History of Ever Award (a very coveted and prestigious award).
Example: Alas, my craft project is finished!

It's also what I'll call a Bonus Peeve: It evokes much more satisfying sense of scorn and disdain than you can possibly get debating politics or religion, because you're 100% likely to be right.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Catnip said...

My god, I've never heard that! You're not hearing it in the venerable halls of academia, are you?

2/24/2008  
Blogger Riley said...

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2/26/2008  
Blogger Riley said...

sorry - I guess the meaning of life will go unknown.

I mean alas.

Alas, I'm done with my travails.
Alaska.
A las t minute decision
A las situde for an attitude

2/26/2008  
Anonymous cknfrdstk said...

um - hello???
sumptin new pleeze

3/03/2008  

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