Monday, June 08, 2009

Sweaty Weevils

Yesterday, as I was driving around London, Ontario, Stuart McLean, in the story being broadcast on the day as part of his Vinyl Cafe show, described two young boys as looking like 'sweaty weevils'.
The studio audience laughed but I was a bit troubled. I live in Toronto and have never seen a weevil. McLean lives in Toronto - has he seen a weevil? Was it sweaty? How would you know? - it is after all a beetle and so possibly shiny even if it is not sweating.
Or did I mishear? Maybe it was sweaty beavers? How would one tell?
Writing at its worst, is my current diagnosis, writing for lazy audiences.


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