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Stiff competition

In her latest post for Strong Language, “Feelthy Brand Names,” Nancy Friedman shared some “naughty-sounding brand names,” as she nicely summed it up on her blog… 338 more words


Donkey in the Mud and other musings on being stuck

Why am I having soooo much trouble writing today?!

In the last 15 hours, I’ve experienced the thrill of spring (with a balmy 71 degrees) and the frustration of ANOTHER “snow” delay (2 hours tomorrow-  but yay, sleep!), the delight of reading with kindergarteners and the perplexing questions offered by middle schoolers,  the toe exhaustion and blisters produced by my really cute wedges and the comfort and relief of my snuggly slippers,  the laugh of an old friend and the curiosity of a new one- so many potential slice of life topics, and yet, here I am- stuck. 154 more words


Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford​​​​

We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. 426 more words



For Pete’s Sake Day (February 26) celebrates one example of a ‘minced oath’, where an offensive word or phrase is substituted by something more acceptable in society. 382 more words



I just filled out an application form that has a section for “sensitive information.” Yes, that’s what they called it. I love this.

“Sensitive information,” so you know, translates to questions about gender and race. 34 more words

Political Correctness

Sometimes A Toothbrush Is Just A Toothbrush

This is one of those posts that will possibly scandalize my mother.
Sorry Momma. For all other readers, please consider this your adult content warning.
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Life Ehgo

Tossed salad and scrambled eggs

Fans of Frasier, which ran for eleven seasons on NBC beginning in 1993, will recognize the title of this post from the show’s iconic closing theme. 560 more words