Thursday, March 7, 2019
I’ve been using that word a lot this week. I wrote it in my newest Work In Progress and just texted it again to someone. I spoke it three times and slept on it last night.
It’s one of those words that can’t be spelled properly without an exclamation point. It’s half onomatopoeia half ancient comment.
It is a way for the civilized to show
We can only imagine that there was a moment in history when the phrase existed earnestly, but now it has a unique place in American vocabulary as an intellectualized exclamation of mock surprise. Singular or plural it is sarcasm embodied in an erudite enunciation.
Have you ever considered this?