Lingo & language

I had a great friend who grew up “on da Sout Side.” Specifically, “69t and Sout freaking Loomis” to be exact. You see, my friend grew up in what is locally known as the South Side of Chicago. For your edification, those who grew up on the North Side seldom pronounced it “da Nort Side.”Continue reading “Lingo & language”

Stop it!

As I was thinking through this post, I found myself glancing back to my elementary school classroom of decades ago. Things were very different then. We’d (oh yes, I’m including myself) cut up, misbehave, and be disruptive until we heard the bellow from Miss What-ever-her-name-was….” stop it right now”. At that point, we’d know thatContinue reading “Stop it!”