Jan. 27th, 2011

pictor: (Default)
May I get this off my chest?

Liguistic pet peeve: Ending sentences with the word "or" (and the silent ellipsis)

eg:
Do you want to eat dinner at the pub, or...

or what? Have you finished your sentence? Am I supposed to respond yet? If I am feeling belligerent, I purposefully say nothing at this point, since clearly they aren't finished.

I have many such pet peeves, but I don't think I have ever unburdened myself on this particular point.

Thank you for your time.
pictor: (Default)
I said 20 hours of travel time? I lie. It's about 30 hours (including 2 surprisingly short layovers). Business class, unfortunately, is a lot more expensive than coach. However, I made the pitch, and my manager promised to champion my request. No guarantees, but I am gratified he is in my corner.

It's actually just over 3 weeks away! Next week, I have an appt. to get injected with various vaccines. What fun.

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