Criticising anyone for language or their writing and spelling leaves you wide open for attack. You really have to be perfect yourself, and I have yet to come across such a blogger least of all myself. I am not sure if I have posted with words missing everywhere. I like to proof read my blog posts at least once, and at times I am astonished at how I leave out words.
But let me tell you of some incidents. The Jewish diaspora. Heard (example of word omission, I left out the the) word diaspora? Know what it means? Know how to pronounce it? I do and it pained me to hear someone in the street pronounce it deeas PORA.
Then just last night on the terrific ABC TV show Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds I heard an otherwise well spoken woman say seDENTree rather than SEDentary. I've already lost hope with SECretry, it now being SECreETARY.
Silly old man that I am to bother about such things. I really only judge when people are professional speakers or writers.
We were out last night until the late hour of 9.30. Our friend from Malaysia Manny is in town and we, along with our Fijian Indian friend, met up with for dinner at the hideously depressing Crown Casino. We had a really nice meal at the Italian Gradi at Crown. I chose from the menu modestly, but allowed myself some vinaigrette oysters at a monstrous price.
I chipped Manny for not coming to Melbourne for the funeral of our friend, the partner of our Fijian Indian friend. Manny was is Shanghai on business at the time.
Yes, we'll (we'll, not we) have a bottle of that Chablis. Very nice. We'll try a bottle of the other Chablis. The conversation flowed like fruit and wine. I trusted Manny to not spend too much on our behalf, but when the bill came, he said he would pay. So kind Manny, thinking the bill would be over $100. I didn't see it but R told me the bill was $400, the wine being about $120 a bottle, Italian I believe.
It was great to see Manny. He has back problems and has put on weight but he is still quite attractive. He has delayed his departure from Australia to pick up the newest iPhone. With his back problem, he now flies business class. With our ageing problems, that is what we will do.
Absolutely free day today, at last. What shall we do?