I've decided that facetious is the first fifty cent word that anyone ever learns. Heck, Oliver had it down when he was like 4.
But I work with some pretty red-necked guys. And they have recently discovered this word. So everytime I turn around they're doing something "facetiously".
Only I don't think they really know what it means. So they'll say
I was being facetious!!
when I pretend to be totally offended by their off color joke.
But they also say
That's so facetious!!
After someone else tells another off color joke in response.
I mean maybe I just don't really understand the word correctly, but.. yeah..
Plus, they all use it in just about every other sentence.
Do you think I might be able to introduce a "word of the week" policy just so that I don't get bored??