Mr. Brooks, the Times expects more from its columnists than this:
For as it is written, the last shall be first and the geek shall inherit the earth.
This was clever the first time somebody else thought of it.
Unless you’re writing about a defective line of breast milkers, it’s time to retire Pain at the Pump.
Joy Hepp avers:
When I was writing for my college entertainment magazine I started
noticing other writers using “tucked away” to describe restaurants or
clubs that were located in otherwise boring locations. Now I notice it
ALL the time. The Thai restaurant is tucked away in a dusty strip
Editor’s note: this is a close relative of “nestled.”