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Midweek Humor

For my polyglot friends.  

August 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: humor, language  No Comments

There’s a lot of people using bad grammar these days.

One day during our language lesson Radu lamented the poor grammar of some of the Romanian kids. They were lazy with their noun-verb agreement, or sometimes (if I remember correctly), other agreement issues (nouns and adjectives, etc). He asked, do people do that in English? No. I can’t think of any example where someone would [...]

May 12, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: language  No Comments

Stuff smart people argue about

I like to read stuff smart people write. I like to pretend that I have a clue what they are talking about. If I could find a conversation about these subjects, I would interject some quote from one of the articles to make myself look smart too. But I don’t know anyone personally who talks [...]

March 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, language, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

Midweek humor

March 14, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: humor, language  No Comments

Word of the day: Gallimaufry

Some people spend hours clicking links on wikipedia. I’ve managed to avoid that malady. But I realized tonight that I have to be careful or I will fall under the same sort of infirmity in relation to thesaurus.com. Dangerous site, that. The Jewish Basketball Team and the Sabbath Day playoffs – This is the end [...]

March 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: geeky stuff, language, stuff to think about, what are you drunk?  2 Comments

Words I pronounce wrong–or is it wrongly?

My friend Sarah sent me a link to a blog post called “10 Words You Mispronounce That Make People Think You’re an Idiot.” I actually don’t mispronounce any of the words mentioned. Although he would disagree on prerogative. And I disagree on often – while I pronounce it the way he says it should be [...]

January 14, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: culture, humor, language, Stupid Things You Can Find on the Internet  2 Comments

There are no earthquakes on other planets

I was reminded the other day of some thought-provoking statements my college roommate was fond of making. Like the earthquake one – which is shockingly true. He also liked: Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? and there were others that I can’t remember now. Steve, if you read this, help me [...]

November 6, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: language  3 Comments

The side-effect they don’t tell you about…

I’ve had surgery before. In fact, it was only last year that I was “on the table” for 5 ½ hours while the doctor cut out polyps and cleaned out my sinuses. So, it’s not like I didn’t know what to expect. But the mistake is in reading news articles about other people and their [...]

June 12, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language  No Comments