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Missing Word Parts

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Russian Female Tennis Players

It is pathetic that tennis broadcasters consistently mispronounce the names of female tennis players. Addressing this seems to be a lost cause. Apparently, even the players have given up, since they appear to be willing to accept this in the … Continue reading

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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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Carrot and Stick

It bothers me that the metaphor of the carrot and the stick has become perverted. To me it describes the holding of a stick with a carrot on a string at the end of it and dangling it in front … Continue reading

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Stand-alone Smoke Detectors Are Not Enough

If you utilize stand-alone smoke detectors (those that are just mounted on the wall), you must be in the house in order to hear the alarm. Even then, you may not hear it if you are in a deep sleep. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

For as long as I can remember, I have known the importance of pronouncing and spelling a person’s name correctly. Sadly, people who should know better do not exercise the care they should in this regard. These include many prominent … Continue reading

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Fake Goofs

It diminishes my ability to enjoy a movie or TV, but I always watch with the hope that nothing stupid is contained in it. Quite often, however, there is a goof. When that happens, I always wonder if was accidental … Continue reading

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