Friday, June 08, 2007


I know the phrase "to do somebody a solid", meaning to do a favor for somebody or do something for somebody. Seems a little like it's peaked and fading as hip slang — I would have figured it for 1990s. Madison's free weekly, the Isthmus, is doing its local favorites content now and when you submit, you get a message with this:
Thanks for doing us a solid and voting for your Favorites.
Have we now reached the era when retro means '1990s'? Is this term more resilient than I realize? I do see a lot of occurrences specifically with voting in contests. Maybe it's developing into one of those things used only in a single collocation?

Oh, and by the way: They do have a "favorite local content blog" category. (The winner will get more votes than this blog has gotten in total page views, probably, but hey ... .)


Anonymous said...

This is way cool and so rad, dude. Like, you're begging for a vote.

Mr. Verb said...

Gee, now I'm embarrassed about it ...