Friday, May 09, 2008

Navigation 101

To Lose One's Bearings:

1) to stray from or become ignorant of one's way, directions, etc.: to lose one's bearings.


2) to miss one's way, or bearings.


3) to become uncertain of one's position: Example: He's confused me so much that I've lost my bearings completely.


The dictionary should be required reading for the McCain camp, who have gotten their panties all in a twist over what they perceive as a not-so subtle reference to the seventy-one-year old candidate's age.

There is a semantic distinction to be made here; losing one's bearings is not the same thing as losing one's marbles.

In my view, McInane has lost his bearings AND his marbles.