Thursday, June 05, 2008
The English Impatient
There's a new commercial for Silk brand pretend milk that's turning up on TV more and more. It features a woman standing in front of a spare white background and talking to the camera about the joys of drinking something made from beans.
She says, "At first, I admit I was pretty weary about trying Silk."
Which would mean that the thought of branching out to a new kind of milk made her very, very tired.
I have surprisingly few grammatical or vocabulary pet peeves, but for the record:
Weary = Tired
Wary = Cautious
Sure it may not seem like a big deal, but if we let this crap slide the next thing you know we'll all be thinking it's perfectly acceptable to pronounce nuclear "NOO-kyu-lur."