Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Word of the Week: Righteous


Words change their meaning.  Become euphuisms.  Or are highjacked by pop culture to mean something totally different than intended.

There is a classic  scene in 1986 movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” where the Principle, Mr. Ronney, is discussing with his secretary, Grace, the problem of a wise guy who’s been skipping school.

Ronney says, “I don’t trust this kid any further than I can throw him.”  He worries that Ferris Bueller will be a bad influence on the student body and undermine his ability to govern the school Continue reading

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