Monthly Archives: July 2010

Thank you for your service. Go away now.

There are some words, phrases and slang that have worn out their welcome.  It is time for them to be removed from our lexicon, lives and society as a whole. Here are a few examples: Chillax-the blend of “chill” and … Continue reading

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God bless you, sir.

Willis Carrier c. 1915 This summer has been hotter and stickier than most.  As I sit at my desk writing, an air conditioner is humming away in my bedroom, cooling it down for bedtime.  Were it not for air conditioning, … Continue reading

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English Class

I work as a librarian in a high school. It is always dangerous for a person to claim a superior level of knowledge in the English language, its grammar and vocabulary, etc. I don’t profess such skills. (Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Immediate loss of custody.

Where to begin, really.  There are so so many things wrong with this image. To name a few: 1. For those of you who may be confused. The adult (I refuse to think of that person as a parent) is … Continue reading

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Book Corner–

Since I am a librarian I thought “What the hell, I’ll review a book or two.” So it’s summer time.  When all young librarians head to the beach or somewhere out-of-doors and reach for some trash reading.  I don’t mean … Continue reading

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