Thursday, March 26, 2009

C'mere once.

Apparently? The Bachelor 174 hooked up with some chick from Milwaukee? After dumping another woman? I don't know. This is like the one bottom-feeder show that I don't watch, so yeah, I've got nothing. I mean, that show that Monica Lewinsky hosted? I was there. I was salivating at the thought of marital discord on Jon & Kate Plus 8 last Monday. But The Bachelor? Meh. Don't care.

Except. Except this. I've lived in Milwaukee my entire twenty-one years, and I have never, NEVER, heard anyone say "grilling out".

You may be having a cook-out. You may be grilling. We do both of these things. A lot. But no one "grills out". In fact, I don't think you would even say "cooking out". It just doesn't work as a verb.

I know we talk funny, okay. I have spent hours trying to get rid of the talking funny part. I don't need your help with the stereotype, Bachelor Dude.


mickey said...


rockford said...

I'm not sure on this one - I think I may have actually heard the term "we are going to grill out" sometime in my life time -- maybe way back in my long ago youth!!! We should take a survey - from mikey's comment it does not appear that she is familiar with it -- how about the rest of you from MKE who read this blog -- does dthis term sound familiar???? Please leave a short comment, I would love to know!!

I-lean said...

I've definitely heard "grilling out" but I think it's sort of an oxymoron. To be using a grill implies you are going to be out. Cooking can happen inside, so if you want to let someone know the cooking will be happening on a grill, you tell them the cooking will be out. Oh, people.