Tote-Ally Annoying

Nobody in America drives around in a flivver anymore, or sips a phosphate at the drugstore counter. We don’t carry groceries in pokes, ladies don’t wear bloomers, and men don’t keep their pants up with galluses.

Why is it, then, that every time a newspaper describes someone carrying a gun, he’s toting it?

On today’s Omaha World-Herald web page:

“Land sakes, that Hawkins boy is a caution, ain’t he, Hiram? That rapscallion about gave me the fantods, he did.”

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