I have this little icon on my computer's home page entitled "the word of the day"....I have really never paid any attention to it, but today for some reason I clicked on it and the word for today is "solecism". Ever heard of it? me neither, but the meaning is "a breach of good manners or etiquette". How coincidental, because I committed a solecism today without even knowing it. Today was book-club #1 (I call it that because I belong to 3 bookclubs and this one is the first to meet each month) and prior to the start of the presentation today, the chairman politely asks us to turn our cell-phones off during the speaker's presentation. I did not turn mine off because I so rarely get a call on my cell phone and, you guessed it, it rang. I quickly scrambled to reach into my purse to turn it off, but not before the woman in the row ahead of me gave me "the" look. I had committed a solecism, I had not turned off my cell-phone. Hang my head in solecism shame.
"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.: ~ Katherine Hepburn