Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cease and Desist

I don't like this expression. It ranks up there with 'Meteoric Rise'.

Let's break it down, shall we?

According to Dictionary dot com:

Cease: to stop; discontinue

And: along or together with; as well as; in addition to; besides; also; moreover

Desist: to cease, as from some action or proceeding; stop

So, let me get this straight. Essentially, if you are ordered to 'Cease and desist', you are to 'stop and stop'.

Come on, everybody. Really? This doesn't make you sound authoritative. It makes you sound like an officious prick.
That is all.


punkinpants said...

"officious seeing eye bitch". Grandfather says, "Cease and Desist is not possible."
hahaha!! I thought you would get it.

Norte said...

Haha! Oh, how I love the punkinyness of your pants!