Life The New Language
posted by September 13 at 10:53 AMon
A friend of mine is a high school English teacher (at a fancy private high school).
He came across two amazing malapropisms while grading papers this week.
Amazing, because it seems to me, these kids have unwittingly invented some great new expressions.
One student wrote, “post dramatic stress” instead of “post traumatic stress” (and no, not on purpose.) This is a great new phrase.
Suffered through a histrionic acquaintance’s latest trauma recently? Next time they set out to bend your ear just say, ” Sorry, I’ve still got post dramatic stress.”
Another student wrote “firstable” instead of “first of all.” There’s a slightly new meaning here. “Firstable,” I think, could be a noun that means the item that comes after the expression “First of all.” Example: The case against Bush’s decision to invade Iraq was compelling and lengthy. The fact that Iraq had no connection to al Qaeada is firstable.