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White Christmas for Many This Year

By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths and Oddities I know that I recently talked about the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but I don’t think that means the holiday should be ignored. Many people care about … Continue reading

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Way Off Topic: Wealth, Lifespan, and Taxes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Warning: I’ve done my share of off-topic posts on the blog, but this one is more off-topic than most, so I’ve included this warning:  Don’t blame me if the … Continue reading

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Turkey of a Myth

By  Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever We have often noted that often repeated language and grammar errors seem to become “correct” usage. Wouldn’t it be weird if math used that philosophy? When enough people said … Continue reading

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Even Bing Crosby Believed in Sports Jinxes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities One of the funny things that sports fans do is believe that they can influence the game by attending it, watching it, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Kids Shop and Drive

This is an off-topic post about the most annoying invention in the grocery store since the little sprinklers that turn on every time you reach for a carrot: the oversized shopping cart that allows a child to pretend to drive … Continue reading

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Never Too Old–Or Too Young

I know that this is completely off topic, but I wanted to share some video encouragement. You’re not too old to do what you want–or too young, for that matter–and I have proof. Follow the links to see an old … Continue reading

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Easter Is a Religious Holiday

This is completely off topic, but I think it’s important. In a country with religious freedom, there is a difference between religious holidays (even those celebrated by a majority of people) and national holidays (applicable to all citizens). Easter is … Continue reading

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White Christmas and Global Warming

I know. I know. You’re thinking that this post has absolutely nothing to do with grammar or language, and I want to assure you that you are absolutely correct. It’s not relevant to the blog; it’s relevant to the blogger, … 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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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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