Once in awhile I run across a word that I never heard mentioned in a real life conversation. Sometimes it’s in a book or a commercial or elsewhere and the common thread is that there is nothing wrong with the word, I know what it means, I just never heard it in the normal conversation. George Carlin talked about the word “zesty“, it’s commonly used in commercials but I never heard anybody open their mouth and say “this is really zesty”.
Another word that always intrigues me is “grassy knoll“. I’ve been to Dallas and saw the grassy knoll, I even looked up the word knoll ( small natural hill, if you didn’t know) but I’ve never heard someone say “I will be mowing my grassy knoll today”. (I should copyright a new pick-up line: wanna see my grassy knoll?)
So I’d like to know
- Was the grassy knoll in Dallas named that before or after the Kennedy assassination?
- Have you ever used the word grassy knoll not in reference to the Dealey Plaza?
- Have you ever heard this word used in normal conversation?
I have more of these zesty questions in store for you.