Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I covered this two years ago, but I can't resist repeating it as I hear Sarah Palin and her fans mention, over and over again, how she has fought "the good-old-boy network."
The "old-boy network" and "good ol' boys" are practically opposites. As highly respected usage commentators usually do, I'll draw an example from "The Beverly Hillbillies." In the above photos, the old boy is on the far left. The good ol' boy is on the far right.
Then again, maybe in Alaska they're the same thing.
(Yes, that time stamp is accurate. If you have a comment, please make it quietly.)
Posted by Bill at 4:58 AM