On this day in history 67 years ago, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Tommy Glaviano made errors on three consecutive grounders in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Brooklyn Dodgers a 9-8 victory, but at least he could tell himself it wasn’t something people would remember into the next century or anything.
Police in Seattle now refer to suspects as “community members,” while the Washington Department of Corrections refers to offenders as “students,” as we look forward to a day when words simply don’t mean anything at all.
News Headline: “Trump’s new bank regulator: Lawyer who helped banks charge
For those who believe the Trump administration isn’t getting anything done
during its collapse.
News Item: “, , , On Wednesday, the semiannual ‘slow slip’ event began, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. . . .The event happens about every 14 months deep underneath the Puget Sound area. . . .”
Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, writes:
“When did ‘semiannual’ become ‘every 14 months,’ and when can we have ‘every six months’ back?”
Or we could always try “quattuordecimonthly.”
Or maybe not.
And can it be time for QT’s semitriennial reminder that “flaccid” is pronounced FLAK-sid?
And that “vagaries” is pronounced vuh-GAIR-eez?
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Headline: “Macron offers refuge in France for U.S. scientists.”
You can tell much about a nation by the refugees it creates.
News Headline: “Trump blasts ‘chorus of critics’ in commencement address.”
Which can be another way of referring to a grand jury.
News Headline: “If Donald Trump were a CEO, he’d probably be fired today.”
News Headline: “The end of Trump: The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.”
Or as the Founding Fathers might put it:
Just what are you people waiting for?
News Headline: “Facts on how man-made pollution is killing the planet.”
News Headline: “Humans may talk to dolphins in 2021 using AI technology.”
And we can expect the dolphins to tell us a thing or two.
News Headline: “Bear locks itself in car, honks horn.”
The Bears may want to have a word with us, also.
News Item: “. . . 29 percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey last week, a new poll shows–while 38 percent disapprove.
Thirty-two percent of survey respondents said they ‘don’t know enough to say.’ ”
If the United States ever needs an epitaph, it could well be:
Didn’t Know Enough to Say.