Category Archives: humorous

Verizon Still Doesn’t Get It

I had three FiOS set-top boxes and decided to return one. That part of the process was easy. I was sent a “return kit” consisting of packing materials and a prepaid label. Then, things went wrong. The representative offered to … Continue reading

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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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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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Bald is Beautiful

Being bald is not a bad thing. In fact, many men are shaving their heads to look more attractive. Then, there are many who deny their baldness by using longer hairs to cover their bald spot. Who are they fooling? … Continue reading

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Asterick

The “sk” combination is difficult for many people to pronounce. That is why they say asterick instead of asterisk. It may also be the reason some people say axe (or aks) instead of ask. However, while researching these words, I … Continue reading

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