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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I hate when the English language integrates phrases from other languages into the vernacular. Examples:

I hate when people describe a movie as a "tour de force." Those people should be shot.

People who describe a novel as a "bildungsroman" should be publicly flayed.

People who have a "laissez-faire" attitude toward things, or are "blase" about anything, should be slowly killed using only a cheese grater.

And finally, anyone who describes any art as having a "jes ne sais quoi" quality about it should have his/her "joi de vivre" mercilessly beaten out of him/her.

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