Monday, November 07, 2005

Is "actually" the new "like"?

I actually dont know. - but this actually happened to me yesterday ... it was a slow day.
I was sitting at the stable, in my wife's glamorous white mini-van, while she was indoors riding Rainy. I was attempting to write a witty little story, but got hung up on thinking about etymology. It happens to the best of us. A "souped up" 68 chevy with glass pack mufflers rumbled by. I wondered about the term "souped up". Where did it come from? I found out the answer today: 1921 race track slang for in injecting narcotics (soup) into a race horse to increase it's speed. Locational coincidence.


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