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It Was Inevitable

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

View from my front window right now:


Somewhere, deep down, I knew that the Indian Summer* wouldn't last forever. I was just in denial. Today, I get to break out the winter coats, I guess.

I'm just thankful that for once, we have got to enjoy a gloriously-painted fall landscape for a while, before a vicious wind has come up and blown all the leaves off. (There have been years where the leaves have started to turn, and less than a week later they are all on the ground.)

I know you guys haven't been able to hear me rant for a while (you missed it, right?), so here's a peeve that I'm putting out to the world in general. Taylor Swift has a song called "Cold As You". Now, I admire Taylor as a songwriter and singer, especially since she was in her early-to-mid-teens when she wrote this. There are some clever turns of phrase in this song, which appeals to the "word nut" in me. (When I write/listen to a song, I love it when I can find something really clever.) BUT! The poor grammar in the title phrase at the end of the chorus drives me NUTS every time I listen to it! AS cold as you! That's what it should be!!

I know. I just need to get over it. (Really, you don't need to tell me. But I'm still ranting, just for today.)

Happy Tuesday, friends!

*Why is it called that, anyway?!!

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5 comments

  1. Brrrr...
    I hat that too when song writers take artistic liberties too far and mess up what could have been correct grammar. Sheesh.

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  2. So....why IS it called Tuesday?.... I'm sure the researcher in you will find that out!
    Oh yeah......the picture tells the story, and I feel for you!
    LY

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  3. I think I'm ready to be a snow bird. Am I old enough yet?

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  4. Hmmm.....on second perusual I noticed where the asterick was and that the question was really about Indian Summer...and I'm still sure the researcher in you can come up with the answer!
    LY

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  5. Dawn - I know, right? ;-D

    Mom - I CAN find it out, but I haven't had a lot of time for research, lately. However, the Wikipedia entry was easy to find, and this innocuous expression seems to have quite the history! Also according to Wikipedia, Tuesday was apparently named after the old English god Tiw.

    B-EG - I don't think it's so much a matter of age as money. Can I join you? Oh, wait. I don't have the money. Shee-oot!

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