Sunday, September 30, 2012


1. I love formations in -age, which experienced a brief rise in popularity in the 90s and early aughts, but have faded back to normal levels by now.  But I heard a Brewers baseball announcer the other night talking about how a particular hitter was really good against a particular pitcher, and he said, "He's 7 for 9 against this pitcher.  That is ownage."  Yesssss!

2. Rachel Maddow was talking about President Obama and said, "He surged the troops."  Whoa. I googled it and it's actually not that common.  I did find one instance of "it's time to "surge" the troops home" - double whoa - at least those scare quotes indicate that the author knew it was non-standard!

So, what I'd really like is for someone to surge -age again.

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