August 18, 2005

And now we wait for the New Yorker to call

These days I'm taking things as they come, whether there are six of them or not. Which is a roundabout way of saying that I have a one-panel cartoon for you, inspired by a comment in an e-mail exchange with Erin.


Posted by Francis at 06:56 PM

This was timely, as just this morning I was wondering how far back this use of "drama" (meaning specifically "things going badly, possibly in a rather soap-operatic fashion, in a relationship") went.

Posted by: Rick at August 19, 2005 01:42 PM

Huh, you got me. If only professional lexicographers read my blog!

Posted by: Francis at August 19, 2005 01:48 PM

Drama has cleavage! I love that!

Posted by: Mona Buonanotte at August 19, 2005 02:09 PM

Dude, are you planning to go to Stamford next March?

Posted by: Orange at August 19, 2005 03:24 PM

Oh yes. I only missed Stamford last year because I stayed home to work on my writing samples for the Daily Show, who then, against all logic, did not hire me. Bah.

Posted by: Francis at August 19, 2005 05:17 PM

Um, I checked some citations and I don't see anything in this sense (i.e., not an actual stage-play sense) before 1993. But I'd bet that could be antedated pretty easily. Go forth and hit the full-text databases, people!

Posted by: Erin at August 20, 2005 01:29 AM