Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hearing the woman on the farming programme this morning exclaim "yay!" on entering a barn it set me thinking about some of the things I don't do ...
I don't exclaim "yay!"
I don't say "you guys" either for men or - worse - collectively for men & women
I don't use emoticons
I don't high five
I don't whoop
I don't say "cute"
I don't say "thank you" with that weird inflection, slight pause & extended last syllable (than 'kyew)
I don't say "mate"
I don't say "sarnies" (for sandwiches)
I don't say "ma & pa" for parents
I don't say "telly"
I don't use abbreviations when texting
I don't add 'xxx' to messages
I don't say "that's so random" when meaning "strange"
I don't carry a bottle of water
I don't wear headphones walking down the street
I don't have a tattoo
I don't have a piercing
I don't have a Facebook account
I don't work out
I don't hug
I don't double park
I don't "chillax"
I don't have a Kindle
I don't "tan"
I don't take selfies
(... meaning, I am sure, that for many people I am a dinosaur or grumpy old git. Or both. Strange how the majority of these have occurred within the past ten years.)
P.S. to previous post ... .... the 'formula' was in no way meant to imply any criticism of Dusapin's music. Quite the contra...