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. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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