Category Archives: language

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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Whose job is it anyway?

For a long time now, I have been complaining to the sports networks regarding the way their commentators mispronounce the names of Russian professional women tennis players. Today. I got the thought that this may be the wrong approach. Why … 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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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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More for Your Entertainment

More words that are mispronounced: Heard on MSNBC He is a “prevert” (pronounced “preevert”) One would think that if you know what that is, you would be able to pronounce it correctly.

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For Your Entertainment

I listen to the radio a lot and also watch cable news regularly. Quite often I hear words that somebody made up. I thought it would be entertaining for viewers of my posts to see them. progidy electorial asterickses

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