Fun With Language

The Reparations Charade

It’s the political season and not surprisingly the question of reparations for slavery has again reared its ugly head.  Now before reading further allow me to make a carte blanche statement—reparations aren’t going to happen, and the current crop of democrat... Read More

That’s English!

So you think your command of the English language is pretty good, well test yourself and see how many of these common words you probably didn’t know you were pronouncing incorrectly. Acai – This is a species of palm tree from the Amazon rain forest, best known... Read More

So That’s What They Mean!

The other night while surfing the movie channels I came across that 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz with its, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” and “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto.” But the line from the movie I remember most occurred when Dorothy and... Read More

What’s in a Word II?

English isn’t the world’s most-spoken language but it is universally accepted as the planet’s lingua franca, i.e., the language used as the common language between speakers whose native languages are different, as well as the language anyone who wants to get ahead in... Read More

Word Play

English isn’t the easiest language to master, and here’s a humorous look at the reason why. How does someone just learning the language understand that the bandage was “wound” around the “wound,” that the farm was used to “produce” “produce,” the dump was so full that... Read More