:: Stark raving ::
Friday, September 12, 2003
It's odd not fusing word pairs. Some combinations are so inextricably bonded that it shocks me how syntactically independent they remain. Chemical imbalance. Collateral damage. Aiding and abetting. Some languages (German, I'm looking in your direction) cut out the middlemen (i.e. spaces) and just smack the originals together like conjoined twins. Sometimes, I sit and imagine what the book on tape version of my autobiography will sound like. When Donald Sutherland, in his paternal drawl, recounts the trials and tribulations of my atavistic return to gang life (proving the old adage that you can take the boy from the streets but not vice versa), I dearly hope he pronounces it "maliceaforethought".
Posted by morland @ 07:33 PM
:: Comments ::
Conjoined twins! Just like in the new hit HBO series, "Carnivale."
Posted by: Alex on September 15, 2003 10:01 AM
I always thought that the old adage is, "You can take the monkey out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the monkey."
Posted by: the guy who lives in vail on September 15, 2003 06:58 PM
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