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Charades

Charades …a haven for homonyms Remember the game ?? Was kinda fun…”sounds like” followed by mime, attempting to create a message. Often with hilarious results. Ah, the dictionary !! All languages are first learned by LISTENING. Some words sound alike, … Continue reading

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Ch..Ch..Changes

  Ch..Ch..Changes The Revenge of the Vowel — consonants ain’t far behind Have ya ever thunk about it ? English is such a mash-up language. ‘Spose there are others, but as a native (American) English speaker, I’ll confine myself to … Continue reading

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Jus’ Thinkin’

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Iceberg — Dead Ahead

Iceberg — Dead Ahead A snowflake — unique, delicate, innocuous and prone to congregate. By itself, a minor irritation as it blows in the wind. But, given enough time, the right circumstances and enough snowflakes, you get — ice. And … Continue reading

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Defending Idiom

Defending Idiom Idiom, slang, jargon, patois, vernacular — why use it? Our grammarians say it ain’t proper. Academics challenge its validity. Philosophers ignore this verbal, some say primitive, form of expression. Yet it exists. Why? Well, because that’s how real … Continue reading

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This isn’t about politics…

  Math for Europeans and SJWs Confusing, ain’t it ? So let’s simplify: Sooo…rounding off, there are nearly TWICE as many Africans as there are Europeans. Seems to me that puts the issue of “open borders” to rest, eh? ‘Less … Continue reading

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” Original” Sins

  “Original” Sins No, not those sins. I refer to sins in a writer’s mind. Let me explain: recently I was composing a piece of very short fiction to submit to a contest. I was prepared to hit the submit … Continue reading

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