01 May 2007

phrase making

From Friday's Silver Spring, Singular:

Will even more Discovery employees be granted "eternity leave" by the company?

I really like "eternity leave" as a euphemism. It amuses me the same way that "dirt nap" did when I learned it. I may have to start collecting some of these in a list the way that I do good quotes.


Maureen said...

"eternity leave"? "dirt nap"? Please enlighten me.

Leta said...

"Eternity leave" means getting laid off and "dirt nap" means being dead. I first heard "dirt nap" when an old boyfiend did something uncool and a friend said that had he tried that on someone less easy going than me, he'd be taking a dirt nap.