For lunch I reheated leftover Chinese take-out from last night. The fortune cookie said “Your dearest wish will come true.” I’m still waiting for one that says, “Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.”
Heard on Twitter: “Just because it’s stormy doesn’t mean you’re not headed for sunshine.”
This might just be a new variation on the old —
“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”
Either way, the grammar leaves a lot to be desired.
Speaking of errors, yesterday I saw a classic example of poorly used spell-check.
The student meant to say ridiculous. Instead, his answer used the word reticules.
I had a strange dream last night, too. I dreamed I lost my wallet – it was stolen. When I got it back, the lovely embroidery and needlework was in bad shape. Threads of many colors were hanging loosely all over. In my dream, I found most of my money still inside the wallet. That which was missing had been replaced by (are you ready for this?) lottery tickets.
I suggested the loose threads are a metaphor; I have too many loose ends hanging that need to be tied up and secured. Chuck nodded and then added, “The lottery tickets were just a reference to last week’s big jackpot.” I suggested, “Maybe it means I should take more risks.” He shook his head vehemently and replied, “No.”
Okay. I’ll refrain from Megabucks for a while.