Earlier today I avoided my take-home exam by sitting at Starbucks where I feigned work.
I sat in my stool at the bar and watched as Gary deviated from the perpendicular, resting his hand atop the sanitizer machine. He stood aghast at his now crud-laden hand and exclaimed, “I leant over and now look what’s on my hand!”
I told him leant isn’t a word. But I was proven wrong:
v. Chiefly British
1. A past tense and a past participle of lean.
2. To Deviate from the perpendicular.
While I generally prefer the British version of all things relating to the English language, this time my ego is involved. So today I think Stupid Gary and his stupid British sayings.
We’re in Canada Gary.