Had some minor issues with Delta Airlines though. This morning the plane out of Dothan was an hour late because it was "broken." Always nice to have a "broken" plane. So, I missed the connecting flight in Atlanta. That's fine and I got my exercise running from terminal to terminal. I really had no place to be, and since I'm single and petless in MKE the only thing I really missed was MySpace. I am a pathetic loser. I know.
The only real problem I had was the term "Deplaning" that was used contiuously in the lexicon of the Delta flight attendants. Now I was almost certain this, like the other terms I was introduced to this weekend -"Practicablility" and "Usabilityness" - was a made-up trade word, something to allow the not-as-good-as Northwest attendants feel special. But low and behold, flippin' "deplaning" was in merriamwebster.com. That is sheer crap. That's just like saying, "I'm unavailable to come to the phone." - Again not incorrect, but verbal rubbish.
First of all if you are unavailable TO COME TO something you're retarded. You may be simply unavailable, or unable to get to the phone.
I do not "De-apartment," "De-work," "De-car," or "De-gym" when I leave the other nouns I visit/occupy. I simply leave or exit. Deplaning is completely asinine. Delta airlines - you are not Shakespeare - don't make up words!
If we are going to make up words - lets make them at least worthy of being made up. I do like Practicablility. That's good. I may even use it. Thanks US army for helping in the "destroyation" of an already messed up language. And Delta Airlines - get jets. No one flies planes anymore. Consolidate, conglomerate and live the American Way.
Wow - this shiraz is making me spunky. Hope your MD weekends were as fabulous as mine! And that your issues are as mundane and superficial; so you can enjoy the little nuances that make this crazy world go round. -R