I don't know if any of you have noticed Husband dearest's comments on my Red Nose Day post, DOING SOMETHING FUNNY , (I've only just seen it myself) in which he writes, and I quote ........
"There are moments in a chaps life when he needs to realise that his wife's objections are a little more than simple fun. So sorry to disappoint but there will be no red-hair photographs, I couldn't face it. She is really scary you know!"
Scary? SCARY? Moi?
OK, so I admit it I can be scary ....... very scary. In fact some days Hd merely opens his eyes, sees 'the look' on my face and heads on out knowing that I'm looking for an argument and won't rest until I get one.
Then there's Niece #1 and Nephew who reckon that I, along with every other teacher they have ever known, had to take lessons in 'the look', Nephew having been known to shake his head and say to his uncle (Hd) on hearing us
Yes, yes, I know the English language is forever changing, forever developing, but surely this is a step too far - for goodness sake it isn't even a word, its a symbol.
I mean can you imagine this, this, this symbol appearing on exam papers OR how about word games such as Scrabble - are we going to see the game re-issued with an extra tile? How cute, it could even be heart shaped as opposed to the more traditional square shape. Aaaaggggghhhhhhh, it doesn't bear thinking about.
Oh, and just in case you are wondering, other new additions include ........
- Bang one's head against a brick wall (phrase) - To engage in a futile or fruitless effort.
- Hedge one's bets (phrase) - To confront uncertain circumstances by pursuing multiple courses of action; to avoid committing oneself.
- Scrunchy (adjective) - Of a wrinkled or ruffled appearance.
- Tragic (noun) - A boring or socially inept person, especially one who pursues a solitary interest with obsessive dedication.
- Tasty - Violent; good at fighting.
- Lashed - Drunk.
- Banh mi - A Vietnamese sandwich with pickles and meat.
- Taquito - A small Mexican taco or fried roll of filled maize bread.
- Kleftiko - A Greek dish of slow-cooked lamb.
Rant over. What do you think? Any words (or symbols come to that) would you include?
PS Just to point out that I am not in fact a teacher but a teaching assistant.