Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Live & Learn

So I just found out this week that I've been shouting the wrong thing at baseball games.

It's "Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack" not "Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjacks."

I don't consider myself to be old, but I certainly think I should've realized the error of my ways some years ago — maybe about the time I realized it was "wind chill" factor and not "windshield" factor. Or of course the day I realized most people don't pronounce the "t" in "often."

Guess I'm still learning.


Beth said...

I prefer "windshield factor."

Woodrow said...

I didn't know that.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does Crackerjack not make sense as a noun?

Stacy said...

Crackerjack? What, just one?
I still buy Khrist-Krispies sometimes at the grocery store, they are definitely plural.

Pamela said...

who told you that?
Enquiring minds want to know.

I've been saying crackerjacks for years. wait.. let me ask the hubby... .

I'm back
.... he's on the crackerjacks side, too.

=) said...

Well I suppose it depends on how hungry you are while at the game. Maybe one box of Crackerjack just won't be enough.

And for what it's worth, I ofen (if I'm not going to pronounce the "t" why type it?) think that it sounds like people are requesting a male anatomy part instead of a lightly salted legume!