Category Archives: humor

Humorous Resume Mistakes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Who doesn’t enjoy a little humor related to funny typos, mistakes, and wacky statements on a resume or cover letter–except for those who made the mistake and didn’t get … Continue reading

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New Word of the Day: Candwich

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. We apparently have a new word, candwich. The new word is for a new product: a sandwich in a can. You know me–I’m not … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Bank Robber Decides to Not Wait for Police

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Headline in today’s Daily Collegian, which is the excellent student newspaper at Penn State: Bank Robber Flees Scene. I have to admit that I was not surprised by that–rarely … Continue reading

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Dear America–David Mitchell

For some reason, I feel that I should introduce this video of a funny British man giving a language rant with the line of “And now for something completely different.”

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Fake AP Stylebook

Fellow grammar and language geeks might enjoy a twitter page called the Fake AP Stylebook, where humorous (well, at least supposedly humorous) contributions are given to a Fake AP Stylebook. Some of the content is genuinely funny, such as: The … Continue reading

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Hubris–Definition in Real Life

Hubris is defined, by the New Oxford American Dictionary, as “excessive pride or self-confidence,” and a British man is a living example of the word. A criminal suspect actually sent the police an updated photo for his own wanted poster … Continue reading

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Just In Case…

Just in case you haven’t yet tired of the spoofs of Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards last week, here’s one more–it turns out he doesn’t like our site as much as Beyonce’s: http://kanyelicious.appspot.com/http://languageandgrammar.com The image was courtesty … Continue reading

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What Did the Pot Call the Kettle?

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure that I’ll say it again:  We all make mistakes, so we at languageandgrammar.com don’t usually play the gotcha game when we see a mistake; however, there are instances when language and grammar mistakes … Continue reading

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Mac Versus PC, Weather

Everyone loves arguing about which type of computer  is better, Mac or PC, but now that Bill Gates has patents on a weather modification system (Hurricane-calming technology? Bill Gates has a plan), which computer giant would produce the best weather … Continue reading

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Comfort-Coated Goodness

I doubt that many people who started on the career path of marketing ever dreamed of the day when they would need to promote a laxative, and it’s not exactly the type of product that’s easy to market. We know … Continue reading

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