Daaaaammmmnn!! Don't you just love it when Rebecca talks all dirty like that ("The Domestic Life of a Porn Star," Feb. 11)!? Sends chills up the spine. This is one issue I can say for sure will not be used as fish wrap or to line the bottom of my birdcage.
Re: Buddy Seigal's obituary for Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Feb. 18): the words to a song are the "lyric"—not the "lyrics." You could look it up.
Lex Icon via e-mail A member of theWeekly's infallible Style Council responds: So Buddy sends off Screamin' Jay Hawkins with the most feculent obit imaginable, and all you can see is the word "lyrics"? My dictionary (New World, second ed.) shows that your preferred word—"lyric" —is an adjective. Buddy properly used "lyrics" as a noun (as in, "I have transcribed some of the lyrics"), which my dictionary defines thusly: "[usually pl.] the words of a song, as distinguished from the music."
In the Feb. 18 Politics listings, we sent you to the right place on the wrong day. The Vote No on Proposition 21 Community Forum and March in Santa Ana is this Saturday, Feb. 26. For complete details, see the Politics listings in this issue's Calendar.