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The Fine Art of Mixing

Mix not; want not?

Is is just me or does anyone else see a problem with the instructions printed on the battery cover and with the battery capacity of the clock?

Reggie and the English Language

A friend asked me how Reggie was doing today and I started to say, “He’s better,” but I stopped myself. That was the natural response, but thanks to the humor of my native language it was accurate. You know what I mean: “He’s better” might mean he’s improved and “He’s better” might also mean he’s [...]

Priceless

Several years ago I was walking out of a restaurant with some friends and overheard a conversation that has made me laugh ever since. I thought of it again tonight and decided to share.

The conversation took place between a woman and a little girl. I'm assuming they were mother and daughter. The girl looked to [...]

The Word Time

Have you seen the Flickr video group, Word Time? Each week the group records a list of English words so they can listen to how the words are pronounced differently around the world. Sounds weird, but it’s kind’a cool…but too many U.S. and Canadian mid-westerns that sound just like me. I want to hear other [...]

Just to Avoid a Lawsuit

I purchased a new toilet bowl cleaner and read the instructions before using it. I know that seems silly, but some cleaners are supposed to sit awhile before you scrub and some don’t have to. Wanting to maximize the effectiveness of the cleaning product, which hopefully reduces the required manual labor, I perused the instructions. [...]

Poor English and the Small Print…The Reveal

A while back, I asked:

I have an online-redeemable rebate form that I want to use when I
make a purchase. Right underneath the amount of the rebate and my
rebate code are the words:

"EXPIRES OCTOBER 14, 2007"

Now, I ask you, does that mean the rebate must be redeemed before
October 14 or can be used through October 14? [...]

Poor English and the Small Print

I have an online-redeemable rebate form that I want to use when I make a purchase. Right underneath the amount of the rebate and my rebate code are the words:

"EXPIRES OCTOBER 14, 2007"

Now, I ask you, does that mean the rebate must be redeemed before October 14 or can be used through October 14? The [...]

Tact

I heard a great definition of tact today.

Tact: The ability to make somebody feel at home…when you wish they were.

Telling Secrets

Have I told you a secret about myself? No? Well, here’s one.

Once when I was a little, little girl, I didn’t want to go to sleep and I was misbehaving. (OK, that probably happened a lot of times, but the rest of the story didn’t.) My mother finally said, "If I tell you a secret [...]

High School Metaphors

This is from an email I received a while back, so although it claims to be actual statements written by high schoolers, I personally can’t verify the truth to that claim. I can verify that they are hilarious!

Enjoy:

Actual Analogies and Metaphors Found in High School Essays

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that [...]