Thursday, December 02, 2004

Use It In A Sentence Please

My wife has an interesting way with the English language. Sometimes words come out mangled a little. We were discussing what to listen to on the car radio while driving to work. She doesn't like listening to Jim Rome because some of the sound clips he plays have bleeps in them (for instance, parts of Jim Mora's famous post-game meltdown while he was coaching the Colts). She said she did not like when people can't talk without using "explicatives".

The Mirriam Webster Online Dictionary defines explicative as: serving to explicate; specifically : serving to explain logically what is contained in the subject . Somehow, I don't think this is the word she meant. Hmm, I wonder what she did mean?

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