Wednesday, January 30, 2008
So here's one of the latest things I've learned from watching my newest favorite show on bootleg (because I don't have cable).
In a recent episode, the company brass gathered all of the employees in the newsroom around for a major announcement. Editors and reporters alike speculated about what the news could be. Maybe Pulitzer talk was in the air, they asked? Oh, no, said Editor Gus; if there was a Pulitzer in the vicinity, the bosses would be tumescent, he said, referring to the brass' pants.
From the American Heritage Dictionary: tumescence (tumescent) -- adj. -- A swelling or enlarging.
Oh, The Wire: you and your high-brow off-color comments slay me.continue...