Category Archives: humorous

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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Missing Word Parts

dennist for dentist senner  for center fith for fifth distric attorney for district attorney buh-in for button reconize for recognize foeword for forward Of course, there are many more. Tell me some of yours.

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What Do I Know?

Y’know, there are many explanations as to why so many people, y’know,  punctuate their sentences with the phrase “y’know” frequently. I disagree with all of them. My theory, y’know, is that, y’know, it is, y’know, used simply out of habit—a … Continue reading

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