Monthly Archives: August 2016

Say It The Way They Say It

The name of a place is not always pronounced the way it appears. Antigua is pronounced An-tee-guh by its residents (not An-tee-gwah) Arkansas, by state law, must be pronounced Ar-kan-saw Spokane, Washington, is pronounced Spo-kann DeKalb, Georgia, is pronounced D’kab … Continue reading

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Text Message Alert

Your text message will not go through unless you have a “clean” phone number in your contact list. If you text message someone and put *67 or *82 before their phone number, the message will not be delivered, but you … Continue reading

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Do the Math

What does this mean? “Charmin Ultra can be used up to 4 times less than leading brands.” “Times” is a multiplier. So how can there be four times less of anything? What does it really mean? One-fourth as much? Seventy-five … Continue reading

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Amanda’s Post – A Teen’s Perspective

By invitation from me, my 15-year-old granddaughter, Amanda, submitted this post. Things that Annoy Me: A Teen’s Perspective As a teen there are many things that annoy me, my friends, and probably other teens as well. Here is a list … Continue reading

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More Olympic Jargon

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Just Venting

I understand that language evolves as changes in word usage occur. However, there are some new ways that words are used that I refuse to accept. To me, the word “grow” should apply only to living things, like vegetables. You … Continue reading

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Olympic Illiteracy

As I watch the Olympics, I cringe as the broadcast staff comments about an ath-a-lete’s abilities and the lenth of a swimming event or jump. In the interviews they ask about future plans. Need I explain?

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