Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Negative Is Minus

With the weather in the news this past week, something has come to my attention. A very long time ago, when I was young, and the temperature dipped below zero, the "weather man" referred to the temperature as "minus" degrees. As I grew older and raised children to adults, it was still "minus". When did it change to "negative"?

Times are always changing ....... that much remains the same. How is that for profound? The "weather man" became the meteorologist and is no longer a man. Precipitation became "perciptation" when we moved to Minnesota and annoyed me when they left a syllable out. My pet peeve was some one asking me if I would "borrow me some money". (No, but, I will LEND you some money).
And all soft drinks are "pop". That didn't bother me so much as asking me if I wanted to "come with". With what?

I have far too much time on my hands. My newest sewing machine did not arrive yesterday. I was notified that delivery would be delayed due to inclement weather ..... must be that icy "preciptation".


Sandi McBride said...

Makes my red pencil fingers itchy, too lol

Val said...

I'm thinking those changes occurred around the time "thongs" became "flip-flops" and "g-strings" became "thongs." But before "voila" became "wala."

Jeff said...

Remember Gomer and Goober saying hey all the time and how funny it sounded? "hey Andy". "hey Goober". Now it seems everyone says hey instead of hi.

Linda O'Connell said...

When you start borrowing other money, let me know. I don't even mind the word changes, it's the goofy acting newscasters that I can't stand. Hope your machine comes today.