It was pointed out to me [ the pointer will remain unidentified ; you know who you are ] that my spelling of my new word , ratish , should be r-a-t-t-i-s-h . So , I’ve been feeling just a bit rattish about mis-spelling it right from the start .
rattish : adj.
1. rodentalish , 2. poopalereous , 3. generally anti-accepticable , 4. having characteristics of rats
After not bathing for several days , I was feeling rather rattish .
Congressman Wilternwishe rubbed his whiskers in a rattish manner during the hearing .
I was on the 210 Freeway today with the grandkids and their parents when a white van began weaving , swaying repeatedly into my lane . Maybe the driver was drunk . Otherwise , I say , learn to drive and THEN get a license —- that’s the proper order . I honked . My daughter-in-law said: Why did you horn him ?
He was coming into my lane , I explained .
I like Why did you horn him ? . That’s Ada’s expression as she was learning English in earlier days . My daughter-in-law was intentionally using Ada’s expression . It fits all the rules of English , I said . And it does .
I didn’t tell Daughter-in-law that I really don’t know all of the rules of English . She lives in Poland ; has an advanced degree in American English , and thinks , I think , that she SHOULD know all of the rules of English . To be honest , I’m not really sure there is a set of rules of English any more . Didn’t we toss that out back about the Nixon administration ? Maybe not . I don’t remember .
That’s exothermic progressive genitive positive case , isn’t it ?
I thought it was hard case ?
Are you kidding ? Really ? Did you mean hard conditional pro-genitive reflexive ?
No. I mean , yes .
That’s the first rule we learn is Poland . You can’t use hard case translucent conditional progressive , except during leap years , and then only in the potential case .
They got rid of hard conditional in this country .
Really ? Are you kidding me ?
I’m going to have to throw out all of my books ! They’re all wrong .
Toss ’em . Americans don’t give a damn . We tossed ours out years ago .
Doesn’t that make you feel rattish ?
Not at all . Maybe during leap year .