Mark Washburn

20 phrases never heard around Charlotte

What you didn’t hear in Charlotte after the Hornets passed over Duke’s Justise Winslow on Thursday: This could be the Hornets’ best draft year yet.
What you didn’t hear in Charlotte after the Hornets passed over Duke’s Justise Winslow on Thursday: This could be the Hornets’ best draft year yet. Getty Images

It’s time to revisit the things that somehow you never hear in conversation hereabouts:

I like it hot and humid.

I won big money on a lottery scratch-off.

It’s great having the kids around the house for the summer. I wouldn’t dream of shipping them off to Vacation Bible School.

Wow, Wi-Fi works great in this hotel.

You know what we need? A nice romantic weekend in Raleigh.

This could be the Hornets’ best draft year yet.

Oh, go ahead shoot off fireworks all night. It doesn’t bother my pets.

Feel free to finish your text, fellow motorist. There will be another green light in a minute or two.

Fortunately, our I-77 constriction scheme will last only 50 years. That shouldn’t hurt our Lake Norman property values.

Which channel is it that makes such a big deal about such small crimes?

Man, those security lines at the airport were really moving today.

I told you no one would come to see baseball in uptown.

Gov. McCrory is getting lots easier to predict.

It’s been so long since I’ve heard a good New Jersey accent.

I think the General Assembly is doing a great job sending money to rural counties. I wish they would send more.

You guys go ahead to the pool party and then the ice cream store. I can’t tear myself away from watching women’s soccer.

Part of the fun of going to the beach is driving through Monroe.

Our youngest daughter came home last month from her freshman year at Duke with a tattoo and a nose ring. Both look really cool.

Oh, so what if another retailer buys Belk? They’re all the same.

Nashville may be ahead of us in branding and identity now, but that will all change when the world notices our $150 million streetcar.

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Twitter: @WashburnChObs.

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