Pet peeve time! What is annoying in regular bloggers is almost infuriating in the pages of the venerable (LOL) Washington Post. From this morning's review of the new Madonna album:
It is not yet time to stick a fork in Madonna. The grande dame of pop isn't done just yet.
Noooo! Mr. du Lac, I've been through this before, but I guess you totally missed it! The origin of this annoyingly incorrect metaphor is, as I'm sure you know, from cooking. When baking, do you stick a fork in something when it's done? No, you stick a fork in something to see if it's done. So if you're pretty sure something isn't done, there's no need for wanton fork sticking, see? And if you're not sure if something/someone is done, well, stick away! This would have been the clever way to start your little Madonna review:
I just stuck a fork in Madonna, and OMG, guess what? It turns out she's not done!
You're welcome. We'll now resume watching Condi's hairdo.
UPDATE! I've had a delightful email interchange with Mr. du Lac. I won't post it here, but I will say that he's obviously a good guy, charming, and has a great sense of humor. Cheers to you!