Speaking of epidemics, I've noticed a wonderful new trend in female speech patterns. When I asked a few folks why they are holding their S's I was surprised to find they all had similar answers of "I was thinking about what I was going to say next."
While sounding like a mix between a garden snake and a broken sprinkler system may appeal to some, I find that it does the opposite of emphasizing thoughtfulness. It's almost as bad as the overuse of "perfect" when describing every-day things.
If you happen to catch a friend of yours overemphasizing their S's, promptly start hissing at them to express your interest in what they are saying. Got it? Perfect.
Now and then we think thoughts and write them here.