Use of Drug Disturbingly Common

I debated whether this was something appropriate to mention on my blog or not, but in the end I have decided to do so.

I was rather shocked by a recent instance of blatant, public drug use, without apology or apparent shame.

Someone whom I deeply respect and admire, a person of profound moral conviction, right before my eyes and those of everyone who is his friend on Facebook, used “drug” as though it were the past participle of “to drag.”

What should one do? Will I be complicit if I just blog about it but don’t say anything to the person in question? Will I just be pretending if I think I can carry on as usual and not have it affect the way I think about that person?

Or should I just forget about it and recognize that there, but for the grace of grammar, goes me?

At the very least, I can end this post with a plea: Say No To Drug!

  • Brad

    That’s a drag.

    (Thank-you. I’ll be here all night, folks!)

  • Jim Linville

    What a boring post. A total drug. Complete druggery.

  • Anonymous

    You are a huge nerd.

    And that’s why I read your blog, so keep it up. ;-)

    • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      Thanks for the compliment!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Hollomon/100000354947685 Mark Hollomon

    *shrug* I have no problems with “drug”. In the end, grammar books are descriptive, not prescriptive.

    But don’t get me started on “lit” vs “lighted” :)

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