“Asinine” is Clearly Missing an Important Letter “s”
If anyone happens to be looking for further proof that “asinine” should really be spelled “assinine” take a few spins around Blackburn or Grant Circle. It’s fun. I, for the record, will continue to spell “assinine” incorrectly, no matter how many times spell-check tells me I’m wrong, because, honestly, if there is a word that begs for a more appropriate spelling, “assinine” is it!
Today’s proof that “assinine” is missing an “s” is dedicated to the donkey who thought that even though he was on the inside of the circle, and even though I was on the outside of the circle and clearly exiting the rotary to head home to Rockport, he should feel free to speed up, slice his way in front of me with a couple of inches to spare, and then throw his hands up in disgust…indicating that he believed I was in the wrong. ASSinine. See my point?
I’ve been commuting from Rockport/Gloucester to Beverly for 20 years now….5 days a week, if not more. To and from. Many, many go rounds those roundy-rounds. I’m not going to lie, I kind of do it on autopilot because it seems somewhat obvious which lane you should be in…depending on where you are planning on exiting the rotary. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve learned to not overestimate anyone’s common sense, and I am always on the look-out for assinine moves by other drivers, but yet, it still amazes me. Now, I know what many of you are thinking. “Lay off. Rotaries can be tricky. The poor guy was probably from out of state.” NO…GO. Rockport sticker proudly displayed. Rotary savy, my friends…let’s get on board.
So, as a mere public service message (not at all a sarcastic rant) I am posting the RMV’s rules for operating a motor vehicle on a rotary here in the state of Massachusetts. Possibly “said driver”, and other assinine drivers, may want to take a gander. And then, for your viewing pleasure, see how Chevy Chase handled it.