Monday, February 15, 2010

Awkward Sentence

"What was your level of nervousness?"
Matt Lauer, Today Show, 2010.02.15

"How nervous were you?" seems so much simpler.

2 comments:

Rimpy said...

Maybe there's a nervousness level chart we don't know about - something like Homeland Security's Terrorist Threat Level thingee: "Well, Matt, I was definitely at Nervousness Level Orange. I was dripping with sweat and my hands were shaking."

Anonymous said...

Remember the more complex the sentence, the more intelligent you appear.....