Monthly Archives: July 2017

Reply to Medical Appointments

The use of digital devices by medical professionals to remind patients about appointments is increasing. However, there is a major glitch in the way this is being implemented. Emails and text messages are being sent without any provision for reply. … Continue reading

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I am bothered about the incorrect use of “however.” Sadly, I have seen very few examples of its proper use. Does anyone else care? If you do, then go visit this site. https://web.sonoma.edu/users/f/farahman/subpages/utilities/however.pdf

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Uncle!

Why do we say “uncle” when admitting defeat? The only facts we know for sure are that it’s strictly a North American phrase, and that it first appeared in written English in 1918. I am saying “uncle” with regard to … Continue reading

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What is It?

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If we have it, it’s in aisle 25!

The Lowe’s store in Rosedale NY is about as long as a city block. As I entered the store, I asked the man at the service desk where I could find a flagpole. He suggested I try the seasonal department, … Continue reading

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Fractured Idiom

As my followers already know, I am a stickler with regard to language. Listening to MSNBC can be entertaining as well as informative. Heard Today! “That nailed it on the head.” That phrase is a combination of two idioms. One … Continue reading

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Idiotic Idiom

Lately, I have been watching a lot of cable news. The thing that gets to me the most is the drivel that is spoken by such a large number of politicians who, one would hope, would have some degree of … Continue reading

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