Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Butchering the English Language

I simply wanted to know the reading of my coworkers electronic temperature gauge

So I say to her, "What temperature does it say it says it is?" Pause... "Wait, that didn't sound right."

So I tried again, "What temperature does it say it says it is?" Ok, so that is just how it is going to come out.

She says to me, "Why didn't you just say, 'What is the temperature?'"

Good question! And I wonder why people don't understand me sometimes!

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