You can’t spell “Whatever!” without T-H-E.
Yesterday I lapsed into SoCal dialect by calling good ol’ Junipero Serra “the 280” and was reprimanded for my use of the indefinite article “the.”
Surely this is not a “Frisco”-level faux pas on my part? I dutifully refer to San Francisco as “The City” even though I know Oakland and San Jose are not merely a collection of tall buildings.
Is there anything else I should know about? Any other terminology that might cause what seems to me to be frighteningly easy internal bruising?
Sorry, but I’m a little grouchy, having traversed [the] highly trafficked 280 an hour and a half earlier than usual to attend an 8:30 meeting.