Saturday, December 13, 2014

Soapbox Saturday - Sewer Edition

I've been toying with the idea of starting a regular spot on my blog called "Soapbox Saturday".  I'd  get high up on my soap box and preach about things that annoy me.  There are plenty of things in this world that annoy me.  So, today when I was perusing Pinterest I was slapped in the face with one of those annoying things and I thought to myself "why not?, let's do it!"

What did I see today on Pinterest that so got my blood boiling?  The word "sewist".  According to Merriam-Webster there is no such word.  Yet I've seen this pin with the word "sewist" on it pinned more than once.

Sewist.  Even blogger knows that's not a word and keeps bitching at me to fix it.

That pin annoys me because of the word sewist.  But, what it really reminded me of was another word people use to describe someone that sews.  The one this soap box rant is really about.  One that I'll never use to describe myself.


Pretty isn't it? I'm not sure about you but when I read the word sewer I think of a couple things:  Ninja Turtles and poop.

I bet you're wondering what word I use.


Using seamstress isn't 100% correct either though, as Merriam-Webster defines it as someone who makes their living sewing. In my mind though it beats using a word that doesn't exist or one that makes me think of waste disposal.

Point of this soapbox sermon?  If you insist on using the word "sewist" I'm going to continue to think you're ignorant.  If you insist on using the word "sewer" I'm going to continue to think of poop.