Send your list submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several Phrases More Accurate Than “This Isn’t My First Rodeo.”
BY BEN SLOTKY
This isn’t my first argument with a passive/aggressive project manager.
This isn’t the first time I’ve considered getting into jazz.
This isn’t the first time I’ve gone into an American Girl store by myself.
This isn’t the first time I’ve said something vaguely racist then looked quickly over my shoulder.
This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed how much my wife looks like my mother.
This isn’t the first time I’ve thought of two animals and then wondered which one would win in a fight.
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt vaguely embarrassed by or disappointed in something somebody just said.
SUGGESTED READSList: Several Phrases That Have Never Been Uttered in Human History
by Marshall Sella (1/24/2000)
List: A Judgment of My Performance
by Megan Briscoe (3/13/2000)
List: Sixteen Phrases That You Won’t Find in Peru, in Any Language
by Jill D. Lawley (10/2/2000)
RECENTLYThe Review Submission Policies Agreement Form
by Matthew Butterick (3/4/2015)
Monologue: Michel Foucault Complains to His Building’s Super
by Olivia Ciacci (3/4/2015)
Facepalm Pilot: Where Technology Meets Stupidity: Lose Weight Fast With These Cartoon Characters!
by Vijith Assar (3/4/2015)
POPULARList: What a Straight Man’s Favorite Musical Says About Him
by Mara Wilson (2/10/2015)
Reasons You Were Not Promoted That are Totally Unrelated to Gender
by Homa Mojtabai (1/27/2015)
Joni Mitchell Applies for a Tenure Track Philosophy Position
by Jedidiah Anderson (2/9/2015)