Thursday, May 10, 2007

And they all thought I was crazy!

The adjective Ballardian, defined as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in JG Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments", has been included in the Collins English Dictionary.

[from wikipedia]

I've been throwing this word around for years now! This has been one of my top aces-in-the-hole when driving by office parks and affluent subdivisions with man-made ponds and fountains.

People always say, 'what's that Kurt Weller talkin' about trying to sound all smart?'

Now I can reply, 'go buy a dictionary you goddam ignoramus!'