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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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Just Venting

I understand that language evolves as changes in word usage occur. However, there are some new ways that words are used that I refuse to accept. To me, the word “grow” should apply only to living things, like vegetables. You … Continue reading

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Momentary Corporate Ignorance

Corporations are the main cause of the improper use of “momentarily.” To understand that, all you have to do is to call one of them. More likely than not you will hear an automated voice response such as this one. … Continue reading

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Momentarily

I spent a long time in the waiting area at Gate 4 of JFK Terminal 7 for my flight last night because the plane was delayed. For two hours I suffered having to listen to numerous airline employees announcing that … Continue reading

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