Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Children in Charge

Yesterday's "A Thought for Today" from A Word A Day:

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.' -Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986)

Applying this concept to the classic Washington phrase "Mistakes were made," one learns that Presidents Grant, Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton, as well as Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, and Alberto Gonzalez are all children.


Dogwalkmusings said...

How can you argue that point even without considering the phrase! Lol.

Anonymous said...

Or, as your mother always says, "When you mess up, 'fess up!"