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Enough already

If I were the king of the English language, I'd hand down a death sentence for the word "passion."

Nobody is enthusiastic about anything anymore. Nobody is excited by anything. No one likes something a lot. Instead, people "have a passion" for something. They're "passionate" about it. There is so much passion in the world that scientists think it might be contributing to global warming.

"Passion" used to be a fine word. Now, it's a cliché. As the photo above proves. Passion? Bread? Really? What do people who are passionate about bread do—have a cigarette after they bake a loaf?



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Oct. 14th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
After carefully removing the hot, firm loaf from the heat of the oven, the aroma becomes so intoxicating that the baker simply cannot resist it any longer. He pulls out his 12-inch knife and places it across the loaf's still-burning crust, then begins to saw. Slowly at first, he increases the speed and length of the knife's stroke, pushing harder and harder, until the bread gives in and unfolds under the pressure, at last yielding a burning slice.

His chest heaving, the baker presses the slice to his lips and begins to eat.
Oct. 14th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for making me laugh out loud. Twice. I wonder if there's a market for bakery porn. Imagine the possibilities.
Oct. 17th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
Bakery porn - thanks, both of you. I needed that.
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