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.).

God Rest Ye

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

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It’s Not Special Delively

We’re the first off the plane, or the first to the waiting area at least. I see a sun-weathered guy in khakis, boots, and an Outback-style hat, holding a sign: Road Scholar. Our tour group of exactly that name has … Continue reading

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You Know What I Mean

Tenses? Schmenses! Continue reading

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In-Depth Coverage, Oh Hurray

“Contrary to what one expects; often amusing as a result.” Hahaha. Or not. Continue reading

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The Lower 46

Maybe a purchase is in order, strictly in the interests of science of course. Continue reading

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Re Re

More fun with prefixes and stuff. Continue reading

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Simple and Not-so-simple Sics

Calling all copy editors. Continue reading

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A Small More than 10%

More clear communication in Blog Land. Continue reading

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Why We YELL

Leading by example: What a concept. Continue reading

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