Tuesday January 28th 2014 Tim
I'd argue the men and women of the weather
service have given up and gone home when they announce "Special Weather
Statement is in effect until further notice." But for some of us,
the phrase "until further notice," once it has inched through the
cerebellum into the mingle and cocktails of the hippocampus finds itself
confronted by an outraged citizen from forty odd years ago who still
wears his school uniform.
"Until further notice" might well try to claim he's
all about keeping the pets indoors, wearing a sensible coat
while smoking a cigarette or taking trash to the end of the
lane. And he might go on to politely mention how wool
retains its insulation value long after it gets damp, making
it the sensible choice. But all the school uniform
hears is "Latin detention until further notice."