'I dropped a hammer on my foot. I said, Ouch, I bet that hurt'.
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Friday, November 14
A turn of phrase
Ive noticed I pepper my conversation with the following phrases;
Ive been running around all day
I havent had chance to sit down for a minute
I'm going to take a walk up to......
stand up and be counted
and my current favourite
I'm on my last legs, and so on and so on.
At this point casual acquaintances tend to do a bit of a double take, and give an awkward smile as they aren't quite sure how to react. Tell the truth I don't even notice I'm doing it most of the time, to me its just a turn of phrase that's all. I don't think Ive met anyone who starts a sentence with, Iwas rolling up the road the other day, when... it just doesn't work. We stick with the conventions of English. I have a blind friend who is forever telling me what shes watching on TV and that she will see me later. As it happens she cant see a thing but that doesn't mean the conversation has to suddenly change. So next time you see me, don't suddenly start thinking about how you say things, I wont notice at all.