Specific Dream Rabbit

From P. G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters:

Jeeves, you really are a specific dream rabbit!

As spoken by Stiffy. My first thought when reading this was that I’ve never seen “specific” used in a superlative fashion—and I like it. I think we should all start using it. So, the next time your troublesome teen actually takes out the trash when asked, say to him, “You are a specific son!” (Really, though, how could I one be bothered to take out the trash?! I had One has so many other things to do…)

And “dream rabbit” is, of course, my Lakota name, so it doesn’t surprise me a bit to see it in print as a complimentary epithet.

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