With a daughter who teaches High School English I’m always listening for interesting expressions of our language.
I think Yogi Berra could have said this.
On a recent Public Radio talk show about the long-term unemployed, a woman caller was explaining the frustration of sending out on-line resumes for jobs and why she’s turned more to personal networking in her pursuit of employment: “On the computer, you’re just another piece of paper!”
The company I work for had a summer research internship that was filled by a PhD candidate in geology at a Midwest university. The intern is a Chinese national, and she speaks and writes quite well. But she recently e-mailed me to tell me that the schedule we had agreed upon for her research project would need to slip a few weeks and she closed her e-mail by writing:
“I am sorry if there is any incontinence caused. Best regards,” Nope, so far there’s no incontinence here at least!