How my language has changed

For some reason I have always hated the phrase “nine-eleven,”  I am not really sure why I hate it so much.  It probably has something to do with me associating it with the unquestioning patriotism that erupted on September 11, 2001.

Guess what?  I use 9/11, and I say it just like that.   Even today I was reading an article about a 911 phone call, and guess what else? In my head I said “nine-eleven” when I read 911.   I am sure this doesn’t really mean anything.  It is just another example on how powerful language is.


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