Category Archives: language

How Do You Say It

When I was a kid, I always heard this item pronounced Q-pon. Now, it would seem that Koo-pon is preferred. What is your preference? Advertisements

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Special “K”

This post is just for fun. There are: knapsack knee knit knoll knob knock knowledge knuckle knot know knew knife and then there is knish!

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Mispronuncialtion

It bothers me when professionals themselves cannot pronounce their own job title correctly. The person that takes care of my dental hygiene is called a hygienist. The correct pronunciation is “hi-jeen-ist” (not “hi-jen-ist”). If you do not believe me, please … Continue reading

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Make Up Your Own Words

While watching cable news, I get to hear many members of Congress speak. To my disappointment, I find many of them unable to speak as well as a mature, supposedly well-educated person should. This representative used the word “essentually” instead … Continue reading

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I am bothered about the incorrect use of “however.” Sadly, I have seen very few examples of its proper use. Does anyone else care? If you do, then go visit this site. https://web.sonoma.edu/users/f/farahman/subpages/utilities/however.pdf

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Uncle!

Why do we say “uncle” when admitting defeat? The only facts we know for sure are that it’s strictly a North American phrase, and that it first appeared in written English in 1918. I am saying “uncle” with regard to … Continue reading

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What is It?

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