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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Bear in Mind

The Rock Star has just made a very strange discovery about our very strange English language. While looking up the word “bear” to try to ascertain whether or not “bear in mind” was spelled like the “omnivorous mammal of the family Ursidae”, he found out that “bare” was actually the PAST TENSE of “bear”. Of course, what this actually means is if you were to speak of “bearing a burden” in the past tense, you would spell it “bare”. However, we thought it was much more amusing to think of “a former bear.” Maybe a grizzly that got tired of forests and salmon and decided to be an accountant instead?