Known Johnson

April 30, 2008

Grammar lesson for today.

Filed under: Peeves — Tom @ 1:05 pm

The word is voilĂ , as in “surprise!” Or, literally, in French, “see there,” not, as many seem to believe, just a random sound that people like to say, which is spelled a variation of “walla.”

February 21, 2008

Upend Adam

Filed under: Peeves — Tom @ 9:46 am

It’s not “once and a while.” It’s “once in a while.” In. IN.

And while we’re at it, it’s “up and at ’em.” Anything else makes absolutely no sense.

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