In response to the ever-increasing boorish behavior exhibited by Jets fans, I have taken it upon myself to help correct it.Â I realize this is a daunting task, but I am up for the challenge. It is my belief that if I can improve the vocabulary of the average Jets fan, it will make for a more sociable creature in the parking lot.
There is a certain amount of pride one takes in being able to annunciate the Queens English, and the exercise thereof of using proper grammar will increase the communal self esteem of Jets fans. Making progress by expanding ones vocabulary has a domino effect. Annoying vernacular will be eliminated, Etiquette will improve, and fans will dress much more appropriately while attending the games. Inevitably, there will be an unprecedented level of civility henceforth in social environments where Jets fans gather. I know that there are some among you who cry out â€œI canâ€™t do it!â€? You may have a Fran Drescher accent, or multi-syllabic words make you dizzy and confused. Itâ€™s never occurred to you that a shirtsleeve is not an appropriate substitute for a napkin. Itâ€™s all right; Rome was not built in a day. If you just stick with the program, by the end of the season you will be amazed at your ability to hold your own in a conversation William F. Buckley Jr. The greatest journey begins with a single step, so without further ado, let us begin.
The word of the week: Obsequious. If you go to dictionary.com, you will see the definiton:
1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow.
2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants.
3. obedient; dutiful.
An example of an obsequious person is the Simpsons character, Smithers. Used in a sentence, â€œBP was very obsequious towards Max before becoming a Modâ€?.
Etiquette tip of the week: The soup spoon is always placed to the right of the tea spoon.