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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Obsolete Phrases 

I think it might be time to retire the phrase “Who knew?” It's getting old, to be frank, and has seen better years...weren't they wonderful, though? The whacky, breathless stories in Time Magazine and on blogs and everywhere, telling you about something you can't possibly have known? They have TV in Bulgaria? Who knew? They have supermarkets in Europe? Who knew? It was almost like the perfect thing for Thomas Friedman's ideal blind date to say (and to keep on saying): “You can get Kellog's Special K in Asia? Who knew?!?” Among regular “folks”, nobody is expected to know nothin.

Anyway, the phrase now wants nothing more than to go to its reward.



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