Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ottawa's, Like, Hep, Daddy-O, and Other Tin-Eared Anachronisms

A headline in the Ottawa Citizen informs us that the artist formerly and currently known as Prince "brought Ottawa to its funky feet."

Ottawa? Funky?

Our nation's capital may be many things--cold, bland, dull, a company town full of government bureaucrats and those who service them.

"Funky" it ain't.

Then again, the word "funky" is so unhip, so uncool, so well, ungroovy, (the "funky" kids would never use "funky," not even ironically; they would say "it's sick") that maybe it is an apt description.

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