Media...TV and newspaper...calling all of you. Can you cease and desist the following waaaay too old and very tiresome overdone phrases:
"We sat down with..." and "We caught up with...." and "going forward..."
Just stop. No more. Please. Whatever happened to "We interviewed" or "We spoke to" or "In the future" ??
Those three phrases above are so over-used and so hackneyed. I feel a veil of despair falling over me each time I see or hear those particular phrases. I am exaggerating of course in making my point. :-)
And using the word "busted" for broken and for arrested? *shudder*
Proofreading and grammar are no longer used in newspaper articles. Misspellings abound as do slang terms. Oh well. My grammar is lacking many times as well, but I don't write articles for broad general public consumption nor do I take my personal way of speaking to the airwaves. I have heard some cringe worthy mis-pronunciations on local news and weather.
Well, I suppose I had better take my pet peeve(s) to its conclusion. :-)
The header is a photo I had taken several years ago in summer. That is a Grandiflora Magnolia tree and blossom. I love them. They are extremely tall trees and the blossoms are as large as dinner plates when fully opened. Their perfume is very pronounced. One blossom will fill your entire home with fragrance.
I hope it is a peaceful and perhaps even a joyful day for you. Be kind to your family. xoxo