Saturday, May 24, 2008

"Looksie"

I just heard a criminal attorney say the word "looksie" on national TV. As in, "We should take a little looksie at that issue." When you say the word "looksie," you've voluntarily surrendered your credibility, and, if you're a man, you've surrendered your man card.

Looksie? Really?

ADDED: A commenter has said that they think it's called a "look-see," like it's short for "look and see." That makes it a little better, a little more adult-sounding. What do you think?

6 comments:

Milbarge said...

I think it's "look-see," as in a shortening of "look and see." That may not be totally acceptable, but I think it's better than the baby-talkish "looksie." I do know that when law schools have visiting professors, with the understanding that if it works well, the prof will get a full-time offer, that's called a "look-see visit." (I guess as opposed to an ordinary visit with no expectation it will become permanent.)

Anonymous said...

Either way, it sounds very, very gay.

Legally Fabulous said...

Yep, definitely look-see.

Anonymous said...

It's real word. I'm a English teacher. It's "look-see." http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look-see

Anonymous said...

I'm also an English teacher who can't proof-read apparently. DOH!

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