Maybe it’s grad school. Or all the living in my head I do. Or the Grammar Girl podcasts. Or maybe I’ve reached that point where my mind has found a heightened sense of intellect. (I hardly think it the latter)
But I’ve noticed that my writing style has changed (I’ve started using words like latter) and it has slowly seeped into my dialect as well, making me speak less like a college student and more like an elbow-patched professor.
My latest blunder occured yesterday when I met, for the first time, what a collegue of Kyle’s at the library conference. We were collecting our posterboards and she had asked, “Are you going to be working on it here?” Kyle told her no, he would be taking it back to the office. She looked to me, “Likewise” I said.
They both looked confused for a moment….”uuuh, Me too.” I corrected myself.
You’re an idiot.