Category Archives: off topic

Best Weekend of the Year!

I know that I’m probably in the minority, but this weekend–the one during which we return to standard time–is one of my favorite weekends of the year, unlike when we start daylight-saving time in the late winter (47-hour weekend). I understand those of … Continue reading

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Autumn in Central Pennsylvania

We thought we’d go off topic today and show you pictures of a historic weather event where we live. (Don’t forget about Paul’s weather blog, cloudyandcool.com, which focuses on weather from a national perspective, including several posts about weather forecasts for the 2009-2010 … 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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Gone Fishin’

We have not taken a blog vacation since we started in December 2007, so don’t you think it’s about time we do?  We do–and we’ll resume regular posting in about two weeks (at the start of September). We will continue … Continue reading

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As Easy As A, B, C

We decided to take a short break from language and grammar to talk about hurricane season since hurricanes affect many Americans and often become major news stories at this time of year. Since there have been no named storms yet … Continue reading

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Comment on Comments

Behavior We know that there is a tendency for discussions on the Internet to become personal, petty arguments and attacks, but we’ve been lucky. Nearly everyone leaving a comment on our blog has been respectful and polite (thank you), but … 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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If I Could Put Time in A Bottle…

Time capsules  have been part of the high school curriculum for generations, with good reason. Children of today can have the enjoyment of picking out a few symbols of their time to bury for future generations to discover, and those … Continue reading

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It’s Memorial Day, Stupid

On the radio last night, I heard a talk-show host say I hope there’s lots of laughter at YOUR house this holiday weekend. Lots of laughter? Was she kidding? Does she know that it’s MEMORIAL DAY? It’s a solemn holiday, … Continue reading

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Snow in May?

Since it’s the weekend, I thought I’d take a break from grammar and highlight my favorite weather blog (Paul’s!), cloudyandcool.com. While I like snow as much as the next person during the winter, I certainly don’t want to think about … Continue reading

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