Tag Archive | language

Who’s Write?

What does it take to be a writer?  Fellow blogger Chris Galford asked that question the other week.  I encourage you to read his answer. I would like to ask a slight variation to that question: What is a writer? At the obvious and most basic level a writer is someone who engages in the […]

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Exploring Frontal Lobotomies, Freezer Burn, True Facts and Hippopotami

I find the English language fascinating. I’ve posted observations on a few of the oddities of the English language: similes, metaphors, purple prose, malapropisms, homophones, and cliched phrases. Well, here are a few more to add to that list: spoonerisms, oxymorons, pleonasms, and non-standard plurals. Spoonerisms, named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner, are not technically […]

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Poetic License

Today’s post is bit of a departure for me.  I have been enjoying the fairly regular posts of Chris Galford’s original poetry (on The Walking Den). I have to admit that I am somewhat challenged (maybe intimidated is a better word) by poetry and what better way to try to develop a clearer understanding of […]

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Bombs Away!

Despite my age having sailed beyond the half-century mark, I try to keep up with the times. “Hip” and “with it” are words that were used in my youth to describe the latest and greatest new person, place, thing, or attitude, but today those labels sound decidedly archaic.  I have a Facebook account and a […]

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