Category Archives: annoying

One Drug, One name

A common discussion these days is about a popular opiod. A large number of politicians and broadcasters know what it is but they do not know how to pronounce it. The name of the drug is fentanyl (fenn-tann-ill). Yet, it … Continue reading

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From Bad to Worse

I thought it was pretty bad that there are many senators and representatives who think that “criteria” is a singular noun. But it’s worse. Yesterday I heard one of them use “criterion” as a plural noun.

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Do Not Reset the Clock to 20 Years Ago

My grand-daughters took the New York State History Regents exam today. As part of the Regents, they had to write essays — printing…in pen. They’ve been writing with a computer for all their work for the last 6-7 years. “I … Continue reading

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Beware of Google Chrome Browser

Recently, I started getting annoying pop-ups on my screen. I had a tough time removing them, because when I deleted one, another popped up. And there were several. It took a while to get rid of all of them. Shortly … Continue reading

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Parking Problems Persist

Parking in NYC is difficult, particularly in shopping areas. I was lucky to find a space today. The introduction of Muni-Meter parking has eased the process somewhat.           Drivers may pay with coins or by using … Continue reading

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Broken Zipper

You are a rare person if you’ve never had a zipper pull break off in your hand as you are pulling up a zipper.         The reason zipper pulls break off so easily is that they are … Continue reading

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The Y’know Epidemic is Getting Worse

I know, y’know, that I have written about this before, but I needed to vent about it once more because I find it so repulsive. The use of “y’know” as a y’know crutch word is so y’know annoying to me that … Continue reading

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