Category Archives: humorous

Waste of Time

It would seem that the only benefit I get from writing this blog is that it allows me to blow off steam about the myriad issues that piss me off. They never get fixed or resolved. Each one is crazier … Continue reading

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Bad or Badly

As those who follow my blog know, I detest the use of bad grammar. Badly is an adverb and explains how something was done. Bad is an adjective and describes a noun. Since the word being modified is “feel” (a … Continue reading

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How Do You Describe the Native of a Place

The terms that describe the residents of a place are diverse, interesting, and sometimes funny. Some terms are simple and obvious, such as “Texan.” But if you are from New York, you are a “New Yorker.” Peculiarly, people from Florida … Continue reading

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Changing Emphasis

There are many words whose meanings are changed by the way that they are pronounced. For example: … to record his voice; setting a new record … permit him to do it; issue a written permit In recent times, however, many … Continue reading

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A Meaty Condition

It gives me cause to wonder if anyone supervises information posted to some websites. This information was posted recently on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center website. It is in the section dealing with registration for programs. All … Continue reading

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What Do Words Really Mean?

Many, many years ago I heard this lengthy quote from Alan Greenspan. I took great pride in being able to recite it from memory. In this climate of verbal ambiguities and double negatives, it seems more appropriate today than it … Continue reading

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