Oct 3, 2009

Save The Word

I was sharing my thoughts with a friend when she interrupted me and asked if we could continue in a bit because she was reading. I leaned over spied her reading material, an article on Saved By The Bell.

I don't think you should be able to use a word like 'read' if you're absorbing Saved By The Bell trivia. You read Moby Dick. You read Catcher in the Rye. You don't read "Saved By the Bell: Behind the Bell."

Reading is a thoughtful activity. I say we reserve the word for thoughtful, artistic works. Am I judging. Yeah. Guilty. Everything looks better from an ivory tower!

Instead of "reading" let's say "flipping through," for the functional and mediocre pieces, the "meh" works. For instance:

I'm flipping through the menu.
I'm flipping through the instruction manual.
I'm flipping through Twilight.

Oh snap! I said it!


Courtney said...

Maybe said "FRIEND" wanted to read about Screech. Maybe she heard about his porn scandal and was intrigued.

Cristina said...

I say a Saved by the Bell article is quality reading material. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I loved Zack Morris.

Julie said...

lolol! true. flipping through twilight :)

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