Crimes against language, No.1: “Fine”

Published: 3rd Feb, 2009

Who is to blame for this?


Once again, one of our favourite contributors, Debs, has switched on her amazing technicolour microscope and turned it on society, and all the weirdos in it. Today, she looks at language… more specifically the word “fine”. She had this to say:

Fine. Not as in – the most terrifying prospect facing a homicidally violent young offender in Britain these days – but as in the verbal response equivalent to a paper bag soaked in milk. An over-popular, 100 per cent thought free ejaculation that doesn’t actually mean “life is satisfactory to me”, but rather “you don’t care and I don’t care so lets just nip this mutual caring charade in the bud, eh?”

It’s like opening your mouth and Muzak coming out.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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