Thursday, 27 October 2011

Working in Montréal today --An Agreeance Agreivance

Good morning folks, I will be working in Montréal today.
Have you hear the word Agreeance lately?
Are we in agreeance here?  I have heard this word a couple of times in the last bit.   Most recently in a Judge Judy case where the Plaintiff used it to describe the meeting of the minds that existed between herself and the Defendant.  Judy snapped back in usual style, "Agreeance is not a word!".  
Sorry Judge, it is a word, it is however obsolete and archaic; it really has not been used since the 18th century but lately it seems to have a bit of a resurgence.
I think that Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (?  What an awkward name for a band) used it a couple years back in an environment speech and was so terribly offended when the press flambeau'd him.
I mean if a fond wishes to effect an acucian on words since not uttered on moons many passed, what not I were affect?    Friends, countrymen lift ones eyes to welkin present and aecon such talu opportunities, albeit all sundry!
Annoying, isn't it Fred?  Do try to stay in the 21st century.  
I was going to slip in a reference to Wes Borland leaving Limp B, and I did wonder, what the hell was with that two hand banging the hell out of the guitar instead of using a pick about? But I won't bother since it is unlikely most will know what the hell I am talking about.
Hey, what happened to the 40 billion dollars that the New York Fed sent to Iraq during the early part of Operation: Economy Killer?  That was the largest cash transfer in history and no one seems to know where it went.  There is a current investigation underway, but so far The Special Inspector General's office finds it not suspicious that all pallets of cash were received in Iraq by always the same guy.   A sub-contracting language translator that used to live in the States and now lives in Dubai.
Similarly the U.S. Department of Defense says it is expected that with proper retirement planning and frugal use of coupons even an E6 can retire with millions in gold storage.  Nothing suspicious there either.  I think they were just begging for trouble when they were only concerned with counting the pallets of cash --a little too aggregate for me thanks.
Have a great day.

8 comments:

  1. Agreeance is not a word [in current usage]. It is a bastardisation of the word agreement, You are defending improper (not in accordance with accepted rules or standards) usage of the English language. It would be similar to saying that a law that has been rescinded is still a law, just very old.

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  2. Apparently 'Anonymous' has a hard time with simple comprehension. I identified the word as being obsolete and archaic. What more should have I said? F-wit.

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