When I sit down to write a blog post, the words usually just pour out of me. As I proofread what I’ve composed, I’ll look at what I’ve written and wonder if I’ve used a word, or phrase, correctly. The more I look, the more I doubt the correctness of something I’ve said. As an example, in Monday’s post, I wrote “What could I have possibly needed that would convince me to sally forth into the nether regions of three different Walmarts in one day?”
Sally forth? Really? When I checked to see exactly what it meant to sally forth I found this definition: to leave a safe place in a brave and confident way in order to do something difficult. I then checked to see exactly what a nether region might refer to. I found this definition: the furthest parts of a place, especially with an allusion to hell.
My aversion to Walmart might be a few steps beyond normal, but I think my description of visiting three Walmarts in one day was spot on!