Fun with the Language
I miss the regular columns of former Miami Herald
humor columnist Dave Barry
, and I especially miss his occasional Ask Mister Language Person columns. He is a talented writer, and his commentary on inadvertantly hilarious uses of language were something I enjoyed a great deal. It is in that spirit that I offer the following and invite your participation.
Art Rogers, at his blog Twelve Wintesses
, provided in a recent post
an example of something for which I am always on the lookout: Phrases or sentences that are most likely absolutely unique in the history of the English language. Contained within the post was the following, a sterling example of what I'm talking about:
So as I cooked a full package this morning, I thought through my principles of bacon and realized they lined up with something else that I have had on my mind lately...
What are the odds that, in the hundreds of years that people have been speaking English, anyone anywhere has ever before uttered (or written) the phrase "I thought through my principles of bacon"?
I was going to offer up something of my own, but I realize that my intentional efforts would not hold a candle to Art's (possibly) inadvertent gem. So the invitation is open (preacher talk?) for you to offer in your comments your own examples of items like this from your experience, either what you have heard or what you have said.