Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s an Adjative?

Let me explain. This is one of my favorite shows on TV. It is well written, with interesting and clever plots and intelligent characters.This week’s show, however, flipped me out. A piece of dialogue was so outrageous that I almost … Continue reading

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Neither Praise Nor Reward

Why can’t they get it right?       This was taken from http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/how-better-fonts-could-reduce-car-crashes This comes from the product label.

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Emmy Idiom

As you may know, an idiom is defined as an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements. Sometimes, the words do not come close to the literal meaning of the words, such as … Continue reading

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Make up your mind II

Sign makers cannot seem to get it right, even within the same property.      

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Cacophonous Cars

Does it surprise you to know that the cacophony that emanates from automobiles with booming audio systems cannot be appreciated by their drivers? The use of subwoofers in cars today not only is annoying to those outside them, but also … Continue reading

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Toilet Trivia

I had a flood in my bathroom yesterday when the toilet overflowed. This could happen to you if the user does not understand how a toilet works, because the operation is counterintuitive, Many people believe that turning the handle on … Continue reading

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Blowing My Own Horn

I write this blog for two reasons. One is to point out how some people simply do not know how to do things right. The other is to demonstrate that I recognize this because I know how to do things … Continue reading

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