Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Harmless Legitimate Words that Sound Naughty
Rectify is another one of those innocuous words that seems to have much seedier connotations. When someone brings me a document to edit with that gem in it, I chuckle to myself and take out the big red pen cross it out and write “correct” or “fix” or “resolve” in its place.
So in acknowledgement of my immaturity, I decided to write up a quick list of other harmless words that can make this 29-year-old going on 11 chuckle. Please feel free to add your own.
“White stuff” (from TV weathermen)
Honeré de Balzac (French novelist and playwright)
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