We all have these! Here are a few of mine: Sure, one more vodka gimlet sounds good. I trust you and I need a change. Cut it any way you think will work. I don't think it matters that this yogurt's use-by date has passed. About a former boss, the company CEO: He always says he wants honest feedback. I'm going to tell him what I think. She's sort of self-absorbed but I'll go to lunch with her. It will only be an hour; how bad can it be?
Certain sentences, some said to me and others said in my presence, have stuck with me verbatim throughout the years. I had so much fun with Parts 1 & 2 (and received some great shared remembrances from friends) that it's time for Part 3: "Are you good at your job?" --A waitress, in response to my (admittedly ill-advised) suggestion that she write down our table's complicated drink order. "My mother made me wear a bike helmet." --My 37-year-old son, in response to the quest
Here's a rule you know without knowing you know it: the order of adjectives placed before a noun. The rule (and it's inviolable) is this: Opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose Of course, it's not often that we use 8 adjectives to describe something. It's just that we naturally put the adjectives we do use in the right order. Dilapidated old brown Naugahyde chair makes sense and feels right. Brown old Naugahyde dilapidated chair also makes sense (sort of)