Sunday, September 12, 2010


Words develop lives of their own, light-years beyond what their original meaning was.

Gay used to mean 'happy' - cool was a temperature - a solid was something... well, something solid.

'Liberal' was getting to be too accepted, I guess - so the term 'progressive' is wielded by both sides proudly.

And having influenza is much more dangerous than having the flu.

Because the word 'Influenza' is associated with plagues - large number of deaths - snow - bare floors - poor quality black and white photography. 

But having the flu... that's laying in bed, drinking a lot of fluids, and sleeping a lot.

And having to feel sorry for yourself...

because no one else wants to be around you to catch it.