Category Archives: ignorant

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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Pronunciation 4.0

There are many words the television newscasters should pronounce correctly without difficulty. However, I have witnessed numerous news clips where the word anti-Semitism has been pronounced incorrectly. One was on CBS 11:00 pm news last night. It concerned a woman … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah is a Person, Not an Event

It is disappointing to me that many Jewish boys and girls (men and women as well) use the phrase “when I was bar/bat mitzvahed.” I have observed that many non-Jews use the term in same way. The language to fully … 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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What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between “different” and “differently”? Most people use “differently” when they mean “different” because they do not understand the use of adverbs (words that modify verbs of action, like “walking slowly” and “running quickly.” You may also … Continue reading

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Growing Stuff

My reason for writing about this is that it provides the opportunity for me to express my rage about the term “growing your business.” It’s just plain wrong! You do not “grow” children either; you “raise” them or “bring them … Continue reading

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Sour Milk

I have dry cereal with milk for breakfast almost every day. I keep the milk well refrigerated and pay close attention to the expiration date. This year, however, I have had to dispose of more spoiled milk than any time … Continue reading

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