Ruining a Perfectly Good Word (“District”)
Stare at the sun for a few seconds, and you’ll see spots or stars when you look away.
Immerse yourself in the “Hunger Games” trilogy, and afterwards . . . you can’t help seeing references in everyday life.
In my case, like these excerpts from the community page of the current Southwest Journal:
–“District 6 Candidates Meet April 23.”
–“Washburn Coach in School Board Race”
Curtis Johnson, a coach for the Washburn High School track and cross-country teams, plans to seek the District 6 School Board seat . . .
So, what’s the big deal about “District 6?”
As Hunger Games fans know, the totalitarian state “Panem” consisted of the Capitol and 12 Districts — thirteen if you include the rogue district.
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine, hailed from Appalachia-like District 12.
Skimming The Southwest Journal headlines, my knee jerk reaction was, “which one was District 6 again??”