There’s a kind of sense

…all over the world, tonight! (sing it)

A funny sub-genre of sense getting is the adjectival modification of the question. You’ll hear public radio hosts straining to get various kinds of senses. Sometimes they want a “strong sense” or an “overwhelming sense,” but my favorite is the commonly heard “general sense,” such as the one Renee Montagne attempted to elicit from an interview subject on Morning Edition today.

Did she want something even more vague than a regular old sense? Really? I guess the subject should have made sound effects with their mouth instead of answering in language.

Sometimes I really miss Bob Edwards.

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