Category Archives: stupid

Medical Oral Malpractice

I watch a lot of medical shows on television. At 84 years old, I have also seen many doctors. I would say that I have an above-average medical vocabulary. Consequently, I pick up frequent mispronunciations of medical terms. Who is … Continue reading

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Complaints

If you need technical support with your computer or with a software problem, DO NOT waste your time by complaining. Most of the time, the company merely will attempt to placate you. The most effective thing you can do is … Continue reading

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Bad or Badly

As those who follow my blog know, I detest the use of bad grammar. Badly is an adverb and explains how something was done. Bad is an adjective and describes a noun. Since the word being modified is “feel” (a … Continue reading

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Citibank Bugs Me

For many, many months I have been plagued by failed logins into my Citibank checking account.  Initially, it seemed as if the bank’s mobile software was randomly and spontaneously changing my User ID. The bank has claimed that it was … Continue reading

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One Drug, One name

A common discussion these days is about a popular opiod. A large number of politicians and broadcasters know what it is but they do not know how to pronounce it. The name of the drug is fentanyl (fenn-tann-ill). Yet, it … Continue reading

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From Bad to Worse

I thought it was pretty bad that there are many senators and representatives who think that “criteria” is a singular noun. But it’s worse. Yesterday I heard one of them use “criterion” as a plural noun.

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Do Not Reset the Clock to 20 Years Ago

My grand-daughters took the New York State History Regents exam today. As part of the Regents, they had to write essays — printing…in pen. They’ve been writing with a computer for all their work for the last 6-7 years. “I … Continue reading

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