Ken Shivar: Went there

January 6, 2014 

The Dec. 31 column “Whatevs: words for the Dumpster” by Timothy Egan hit home. It seems every year there is some new cute catch phrase or word that I seemingly hear daily. His column listed several but missed “down in the weeds,” “circle back around” and the awful “don’t go there.” The last is thankfully seldom used but is truly worse than fingernails on the blackboard. So, as we enter a new year, at the end of the day let’s circle back around down in the weeds and don’t go there anymore. Whatever.

Ken Shivar

Raleigh

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service