Letters From the Editor

When Diction Matters

Overheard conversation while waiting for Jim at Old Town Bar and Grill.

part one

First Man: I can’t find any.

Second Man: Are you using a yahoo?

First Man: Yeah.

Second Man: For what?

First Man: Analcunt

Second Man: You gotta try that google. You’ll get tons.

part two

First Man: I got a PDA.

Second Man: What’s that?

First Man: A photo…digital…a photo digital appliance something. I left it at home.

Second Man: Oh.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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