Wednesday, 4/18/01

Just a quick note. I've been writing all day today. But there was one amusing incident. In this one part, I was trying to think of an expression for taking credit for something that is public knowledge. That is, the concept of putting your name on something that is essentially public property. Like if I were to start referring to subtraction as "the Bret operation". The expression I finally wrote down was "branding the town cow".

Of course, I deleted it pretty quickly, but my tired mind really thought it was rather funny. It's a good expression. It deserves to come into common usage. Of course, if it did, and I tried to take credit for inventing it, people would just think I was branding the town cow.