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January 13, 2010
Infantile expressions irritate me. Among the worst is “easy-peasey”, especially when it is followed by the repellent “lemon squeezy”. It is something an equally execrable Yummy Mummy would say in encouragement as her tot pulled on tiny little Uggs all by herself. “See, wasn’t that easy-peasey lemon squeezy, Addison?” Whereas the ridiculous qualifier “to be brutally honest...” is a guy thing. It’s macho yet neutered like leather driving gloves for a Prius. But really? Brutally honest? If you were brutally honest you’d say things like “I’m embarrassed by you in public” or “Your nose hairs are off-putting.” That’s brutally honest.