05. July 2014 · 3 comments · Categories: TQOD

One time a loser bumped into me and made me drop my oboe on accident. I cried lol.

So what if the person had been a winner? No tears then …?

And I love the “on accident”. I have at least one child who says that as well. I always say “by accident”. You?

3 Comments

  1. patti with an i

    Is that a regionalism? Like standing “on line,” which my New Yorker husband always says, vs standing “in line,” which I grew up out here saying?

    I’d cry too if the reed broke!

    Do you know about Pentametron? It’s a bot which scans Twitter and retweets anything that fits into iambic pentameter. Fun.

  2. patti with an i

    Oh, and we both say “by” accident.

  3. Never heard of Pentametron, Patti. I love it! (Being a person who used to love to write sonnets I guess it WOULD appeal to me, eh?)

    I don’t know if it’s regionalism, but my kids grew up right here with us, so I would have thought they’d have learned “by accident” from me. I do things ON purpose and BY accident. Interesting. :-)