Friday, January 11, 2008
Potentially urban legend, but maybe otherwise: Back when there was this mysterious thing that the kids liked called "grunge," the New York Times sent someone to Seattle to penetrate the in-crowd. And they printed a lexicon of all the hip stuff the youngsters were saying. But reporters got -- what's the word -- jived. As I remember, one clue to this was that the Seattle informers claimed that when something bad happened, lovers of grunge were said to cry "O Evil Planet."