20 March 2007

Who knows?

Gritty and snarky – what’s up with these two words? I can’t get away from them. TV reviews and writing standards and passé terms. Is it a fad? We all want to be gritty and snarky like we’re a bunch of comics on a reality show.
That’s about all I’ve got today, folks. I had more, but I forgot between walking in the door from my morning flute lessons and sitting at the computer. C’est la vie. Que sera, sera.
So some filler: I haven’t started Bleak House, yet, but I will. Had some audible/iPod problems. Reading Arlington Park, which is expanding my vocabulary. I’m not ashamed to tell you that. I don’t know every single word in the English language. Of course, I’m telling myself it’s because Rachel Cusk is a British author and they use different words than we do and it is definitely not because of any delinquency on my part. Uh-huh.
Anyone need piano lessons in the north Dallas/Richardson/Plano area? I’m full up on flute, but I have openings for piano.
Update: Began Bleak House yesterday - loving it thus far. Laughed aloud at the tongue-and-cheek descriptions while running .


L.L. Barkat said...

I suspect I'm neither gritty nor snarky, especially since I didn't even know the terms were currently in vogue. (Hey, one good confession deserves another.)

Robin said...

My friends IRL think I coined the word "snarky"...and THEY think MY vocabulary is extensive (how do I have THEM fooled?? :/).

I soooo would take piano from you if the drive wasn't so durn long!

One More Writer said...

I love Bleak House! I finished it last year. Now it is my favorite of Dickens.

Erin said...

I was just thinking about Richard Carstone's accounting system today. If only it worked as well as he has it figured out in his brain.

I do like the word, snarky. Smarmy is pretty good too, don't you think?

Pamela said...

I've learned new words from word verificaton, such as: FODWOX.

Have you ever used the word SNARF?

When I was a little tiny kid ( and I was one once, A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY)
my brother told me that a SNARF was someone who walked around smelling bicycle seats.