I was really enjoying MaryAnn Johanson’s review of Railway Man [“Derailed,” April 24, City Weekly] until the end when she said, “They totes became best friends.” What the heck? Is MaryAnn 13 years old? No one should ever use “totes” instead of “totally,” especially an adult, which I assume she is. It’s bad enough to say “they totally became best friends” since mostly teenagers talk that way, but “totes” is just wrong in any writing.
For me it ruined the whole review.
Susan B. Goodrich
Salt Lake City