Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Non Apostrophe

I have written about the use of the apostrophe before. I have seen it used in just two ways: one, as in contractions (you’re), and the other to indicate possessive (John’s book). However, this is the first time I have … Continue reading

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Me, myself and I, and other personal pronouns

It’s amazing how many people get these wrong. Don’t bother to try to learn all the complex rules of grammar. Just make it simple. For example, how would you know that “her and myself went to the movies” was wrong? … Continue reading

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Apple Support is Unfriendly to Windows Users

As a graphic designer who uses Windows software on a PC, I purchased Quicktime Pro for Windows. Then the support nightmare began. It took me over an hour and a half on the phone to get my problem addressed. It … Continue reading

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Up to Date

Many people do not know when to hyphenate these three words. The answer is simple. The hyphens are used only in the adjective form (i.e., up-to-date information). There are no hyphens when you “keep someone up to date.”

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Jon Stewart Should Know Better

On the Daily Show last Thursday, in Jon Stewart’s Chess News Roundup, the board is set up wrong in the image (90 degrees off). A white square should be in the lower right corner. As can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Death by Religious Practice

Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Sabbath candles, Hanukkah candles, Sabbath food warmers, and more. These are among the many causes of death by fire.     Sadly, many of those who died were children. Why don’t those who observe these rituals … Continue reading

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Printer from Hell

As a graphic designer I use a lot of commercial printers to serve my customers. Recently, however, I had the worst experience of my 30 years in business. All I wanted was 500 sheets of letterhead on particular paper with … Continue reading

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