Category Archives: humor

Why Just Unfaithful? Be FUNfaithful!

Here’s one for all of the descriptivists out there. Since many of them who write to us insist that as long as people use an arrangement of letters, that means it’s a legitimate word, I thought it might actually be … Continue reading

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Close But No Cigarette

We’ve all done it–either misstated something or slightly mangled a common statement or cliche, and the result was a humorous sentence that didn’t make sense. I call this “close but no cigarette.” One of our blogger friends, Pamela Villars, recently … Continue reading

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March Sadness

March Sadness is not as famous as the trademarked term that rhymes with it, but it more accurately reflects how I feel about the basketball fever that sweeps through this country more quickly than a logging company through a South … Continue reading

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The Least-Used Phrase in the English Language

I’ve done extensive research and analysis, and I feel comfortable is proclaiming that the least-used phrase in the language is….wait for it (no, that’s not it; that’s one of the most overused)…I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday. That’s right, ladies … Continue reading

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Scratch and Dent Sale

Language and marketing are inseparable since the key to effective marketing is effective communication, and with that in mind, I’d like to mention that I’m troubled by the frequency of scratch and dent sales that take place at a local … Continue reading

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Big Off-Season Move

Winter is nearly as important to baseball as summer, when the games are played, because the foundation for the team is set during the winter off-season. With that in mind, it appears as if the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that … Continue reading

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Tasty Upset or Indigestible Loss?

I’m sure that many college football fans were shocked when LSU upset 13th ranked Georgia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl last week. Not being a college football fan, I was shocked, too—not at the outcome of the game but at … Continue reading

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Top Ten Top 10 Lists of 2008

It’s late in December, and that means that it’s time for one of the most annoying traditions of the year (no, I don’t mean Christmas, but seriously, haven’t we had enough of Christmas already?). It means that it’s time for … Continue reading

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Logical Reason

Whenever I hear someone give a logical reason, I wonder how many illogical reasons they’ve given. A reason is the basis or cause of a belief or action, and it’s assumed that that these beliefs or causes are based on … Continue reading

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O, What a Flight

As regular readers of the blog may know, I was invited to this year’s Miami Book Fair. It was a wonderful experience–an honor to be invited and a pleasure to present. Air travel in our modern world, however, is always somewhat of an … Continue reading

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