Category Archives: Language and Communication

Playing with, and ranting about, language: miscommunication, badly worded signs and questions, and changing usage (Anyone heard from “take” lately? Didn’t think so.).

Punny, yes, but funny?

Familiarity breeds no laughs. Continue reading

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This Dang Place

What’s beyond the green door? Don’t go there. Continue reading

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Sharing Size

Stay alert. The marketeers are loose again. Continue reading

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Look Again

Three bridges and a snowy egret along a body of water. And a fine point of grammar, specified if not clarified. Continue reading

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Sprezzatura

Language fun. Yes, really. Continue reading

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Whom dat?

Who dat who say or write whom? Continue reading

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Heater Face: Office-Alone Variant

As I wait for inexplicably late printing (because COVID, I presume), I see a heater face way behind the counter to join the one in the banner. This one evokes the Home Alone face, which makes me wonder . . … Continue reading

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God Rest Ye

“We’ll discover how the commas shape the prose.” Continue reading

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It’s Not Special Delively

Hearing isn’t always believing. Continue reading

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