Humor Army gives Bishop the finger by Jeffrey Miller August 28, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller August 28, 2006 From this weeks Our Sunday Visitor 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Coming to a parish near you next post Little Way Bookstore You may also like Announcing the Prayerbit March 21, 2013 Lost in the Holy See October 6, 2005 Microsoft Attack Ad November 11, 2009 Battling shirts March 30, 2007 Just Wondering September 25, 2004 The Fourth Glorious Mystery September 28, 2005 Clothing Inquisition June 23, 2005 Pet Seminary March 10, 2004 Liturgical Fighting Styles February 1, 2005 Fish Sandwich Insurance February 16, 2021 4 comments father totton August 28, 2006 - 11:19 am Well, we all have petty annoyances and pet peeves, so allow me to vent. The term “anniversary” denotes specifically an annual occurance for it incorporates the root of the latin word for year (Anno). Occasionally I hear young couples (always YOUNG) refer to their “two month anniversary” or some such nonsensical statement. I guess we can allow them that, but when we begin to give journalists (whom we presume are professionals who have gone to college and don’t wish to mangle the english language) a pass on such usage, we know that we are truly slipping! If we want to speak about the number of months that have passed since some big occurance, maybe we can simply say “ten months [to the day] after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina” or, if that is too clunky, we can make up a word like “monthiversary” and begin disseminating it. I know this is not that big a deal, but it gets under my skin and from time to time, one needs to vent. Reply Maggie August 28, 2006 - 4:42 pm Jeff, This has to be in the top ten headlines for your blog. Thanks for the laugh. Great story. Reply Ray August 29, 2006 - 1:31 am Ack! Your headline made my heart skip a beat for a while. Reply Fr. Totton August 29, 2006 - 10:43 am Hey Jeff, how about President Bush gives pro-lifers the finger! ? I think that would be pretty accurate! Reply Leave a Reply to Fr. Totton Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.