Sunday, February 03, 2008

Blogging the Super Bowl

The game hasn't even started, and already an announcer just asked a player, "How do you handle the enormity of it all?"

Enormity. This is not a synonym for enormousness. It's a whole separate word and it means "extreme evil." Some soft-hearted types have given up, and they accept "enormity" where "enormous" belongs. We think this is addle-pated. We once received a catalog from Williams-Sonoma promising we would not believe the "enormity" of the cookies they had for sale. We didn't buy them. We don't need to taste an evil cookie, not when there are so many pure and delicious ones running about.

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