Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Which the what?

The Scottish don't say the phrase "all the way". As in, "Go all the way around the block to get to the park." And they don't have the measuring unit of a block either, but that's not why I've assembled you. It's about "all the way". What they say instead is "right the way".

Every time I hear it, it makes me smile at it's silliness: "Go right the way around." It sounds a bit like a spoonerism. It sounds quaint. It sounds... foreign. But I still say it.


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