Crimes against language, No.1: “Fine”
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.