Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The English language, Canada, yesterday

 I was listening to the  CBC 1 program "Commotion" where they were discussing  Canada's music awards.  One of the commentators used these two phrases:  "Jetson-realistic" and "super-iconic."

Once in the early days of the breakout of rap I told my academic adviser -- who had been an important dean in the turbulent days 1968-72 that soon it would be impossible for my generation -- the rock and roll generation -- to understand what younger people were talking about.

He gave a small smile and said "Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch."

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