Category Archives: humor

Call the Police!!!!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I’m of the opinion that one problem with using too many exclamation points is that it doesn’t work–the intended excitement is turned into melodrama. I wasn’t aware of this … Continue reading

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Tween a Rock and a Made-Up Word

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Using overly trendy language can lead to all sorts of problems, such as lengthy conversations and  strained relationships. To make my point, here is a hypothetical conversation between a … Continue reading

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Cancel the Ham, and Call Dominos Because Jesus Loves Pizza

According to the photo gallery in an AOL News story (Praise Cheesus! Face of Jesus Appears in Three-Cheese Pizza), Jesus loves pizza (perfect for Easter dinner). Jesus also loves: Christmas candy (who doesn’t?) Slightly overcooked chicken. (Why don’t Foreman grills … Continue reading

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Convoluted and Over-Inflated Language

In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, I have a chapter called “You Thought You Were Clever, But..” in which I talk about words, phrases, and expressions that might have once been clever or cute but have lost all charm … Continue reading

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Off Topic: How to Use Snow to Your Advantage

By  Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities This is completely off-topic, but since so many of us have had to deal with more snow than we may like, I’m here to help. Use snow as an … Continue reading

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Come On, Newspaper!

We all make typos, but come on, New Orleans Times-Picayune! (For more, see the Yahoo Sports blog)

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Trite Trophy Winner 2010: At The End of The Day

Gene Collier, a sports columnist for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, has awarded the “Trite Trophy” to a deserving sports cliche for the past 27 years. In the column, he mocks commonly used sports phrases and mixed cliches in what has … Continue reading

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