As you probably know by now, I'm hung up on words and how they sound together. Phrases like "know by now" for instance. They roll off the tongue with a puff of poetry and a little alliteration. Ah alliteration, cool combinations of words that start with similar sounds.
Like saying, "I enjoyed that novel, the well-wrought and wonderful War and Peace." It's literally a literary alliteration.
Some words and phrases flow, like a snowboarder swooshing down a slope, while others completely trip me up. Like a skateboarder in flip-flops.
Which I saw recently. A young fellow, iPod buds in ears, a backpack bulging with what appeared to be beer, swerving his skateboard through streets and sidewalks, all the while wearing wipe-out inducing flip-flips.
Looked like he was headed for a flip flop for sure.
Some words just make me wonder. A while back the spiritualist and psychic Sylvia Browne was appearing in the area. I'm not sure why she wasted money advertising to me. She should have known I wasn't coming.
One the things I heard in her ad was that she was a spiritual teacher. Later in the ad, it said she was giving two shows. So can a teacher give a show? Isn't it a lecture or an instructional session?
Lastly, I saw a movie ad recently. It had two guys in it who were affectionate in a guy, not necessarily a gay, sense. As if it's necessary to distinguish. In any event, they called the movie a Bro-mance.
So I'm wondering. Is there an equivalent term for a movie about women? Because one came out recently with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and they called it a female bro-mance. Which just sounded weird.
So. Sis-mance? Fe-mance?
I solicit your sagacious suggestions.
America, ya gotta love it.