Monday, July 7, 2008
Silly Words I Can’t Do Without
dis — I realize this word isn’t silly for everyone, but when it’s coming out of a 40ish white woman — well, let’s just say it gets people primed for my crunk routine. I use this word so much that the copy editors at Penguin actually included it in the little style guide they made to edit my books.
schmutz — What else could you possibly have on your chin after eating the artichoke and spinach dip?
dude — I don't like it either. But this is California. It's the law.
bubkes — A word no comedy-minded nihilist can do without.
noggin — Someday, respectable folks will take back the word "head." But until then ...