03/23/2017 at 14:00.
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03/23/2017 at 14:02
And the power of wrong grammar to turn off as well.
03/23/2017 at 15:39
As long as you know how to correctly pronounce and use the words, and as long as you're not blatantly being pretentious and stilted. People often misuse words because they think a similar-sounding word sounds fancier--so often lately, people have been misusing "simplistic" when they just mean "simple." That's a bit ironic, complicating the word "simple" unnecessarily. I've heard people misuse "idealistic" to mean simply "ideal," as well: "Oh, that would be idealistic!" No.
03/23/2017 at 14:17
No faster way to end a seduction than using a word they don't understand. That's power.
03/23/2017 at 13:00.
Let's resume this discussion.
How to Show Your Writing Chops on a Resume
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yesterday at 15:00.
Well, actually . . .
The Battle of Annoying Rebuttals
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yesterday at 15:29
"That's one view: however," Semi-colon, "however", comma, is my favorite grammatical construct. When I was on the Air Force Inspector General team, we were always expected to preface any negative finding with something positive, so we used it a lot. It was supposed to be "disarming".
yesterday at 16:58
I've found that people who refute with "but" usually are just deflecting. But but emails...etc. I admit to usually being the "Well, actually" person.
yesterday at 15:57
Well, actually makes the person sound like a know it all. It's especially annoying when they're clearly wrong.
yesterday at 14:00.
Can we make nut puns? Yes we pecan!
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yesterday at 14:23
haha! you're nuts, I kinda liked it butter if some puns were less salty... but nonetheless, they were incr-edible ;) I walnut fail this comment with acorn-y joke so I'll end here before someone has a chance to roast me.
yesterday at 14:05
Son of a beech, that was acorny one!!
yesterday at 14:29
Took me a sec, because where I'm from, "pecan" is pronounced "puh-CON," not "PEE-can."
yesterday at 13:00.
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Laura C Botsford
yesterday at 13:40
Interesting how all the comments so far assume political inference. The statement is just as true of someone who knows and sees the truth about a cheating spouse but believes the lies. Or a parent who sees and knows the truth about a wayward child but believes the lies. Or, for that matter, someone who sees and knows the truth about a faithful spouse but believes the lies. Or a parent who sees and knows the truth about a thoughtful child but believes the lies. Widen your horizons, people.
yesterday at 13:31
Ya gotta remember, this could have been posted by any conservative, moderate, or Marxist for the past 8 years. It would have been so much better to NOT bring politics into this page. 😞
yesterday at 14:48
I am a retired teacher. I always told my kids that everyone is ignorant at some point in their lives. Ignorance is not knowing. Foolishness is knowing something is bad, or detrimental to oneself, and doing it anyway. We certainly have a lot of foolishness these days.
03/21/2017 at 19:00.
Which is the Worse Work Chat Woe?
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yesterday at 04:03
Search is a proper noun and your system still doesn't recognize it. Search refers to Google, Yahoo, etc and the constellation of search engines.
Jenny Rudolph Tuemmler
yesterday at 03:54
I agree with Cara and I think you guys might be spending too much time online. :)
03/21/2017 at 22:58
Anything with the word "group" in it...
03/21/2017 at 17:30.
Reading is miraculous.
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yesterday at 00:31
Yes, transcending time. What about traditional, written, and recorded music?! At one with the silent majority; those lived before us. Also, a unifying measure for us today.
03/21/2017 at 18:09
Yes, and sitting comfortably in a chair, we can visit other planets or risk an ocean storm. It's a miracle and magic, too.
03/21/2017 at 17:44
:) a timeless way of communicating. Words can be powerful beyond measure.
03/21/2017 at 16:00.
Hate Emails Without Subject Lines?
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03/21/2017 at 19:18
Certainly for a business email, but for personal ones I don't see that it matters. In the 'old days' we didn't mark the subject of a letter on the outside of the envelope.
03/21/2017 at 16:26
Absolutely. Sometimes I delete and say I haven't received. 😝
03/21/2017 at 16:00
I want some phrases to end emails. Like thanks, best, etc. what else do you know?
03/21/2017 at 13:00.
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03/21/2017 at 13:27
I used to exaggerate a million times a day, use common or garden phrases, and punctuate; - badly. I right much gooderer now.😉
03/21/2017 at 15:29
1) Check spelling for contextual mistakes.
2) Don't use run on sentences, because they are confusing.
3) Sentence fragments are bad.
4) When introducing something at the beginning of your sentence, don't forget the comma.
5) Don't use a lot of unnecessary words to explain what is very simple.
03/21/2017 at 13:15
Numbers two and five are definitely especially important for anyone doing what amounts to serious writing or trying to communicate with any efficacy but sometimes you just ramble for a goof ya know?
03/21/2017 at 11:00.
Happy World Poetry Day!
What Is "Poetry in Motion?"
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03/21/2017 at 11:21
She Blinded Me With Science. It's in those lyrics. lol. Poetry in motion, I mean, for those who don't know that '80s Thomas Dolby "science" tune.
03/21/2017 at 11:32
I wish I liked poetry, I really do. But between being forced to memorize slices of Longfellow and something called 'Horatius at the Bridge' among other things and being told what a poem meant when it didn't say anything even close to that to me, school cured me of it. Except for Dorothy Parker, Phyllis McGinley, archy and mehitabel, and a few select others, of course. Fortunately, they weren't covered in English class. Humor tends to be safe from lit teachers because they have none.
03/21/2017 at 21:25
Just why the chicken crossed the road,
Is something that nobody knowed.
For certain that chicken
Used the crossing I'm thinken,
Exactly as she had been showed.
Surely that would qualify for the Pullet Surprise!
03/20/2017 at 20:00.
Your Monday madness:
Vote for the Worst Chatty Cathy Office Habit
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03/20/2017 at 21:12
I don't know either type. I actually wouldn't mind someone dropping by my office for something other than what IT work they want me to do. It would have made my previous job less dull and clinical. Glad I left!
03/21/2017 at 05:33
beware of anyone who gossips about other people they will talk about you,words can really hurt,knowing this I hate to hear gossip,plus GOD speaks of the unruley tongue.
03/20/2017 at 20:38
I feel like a morning busybody can be tuned out/ignored. But the close talker is RIGHT THERE.
03/20/2017 at 18:00.
Happy First Day of Spring!
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03/20/2017 at 23:55
It's been officially Autumn in Sydney, Australia for 3 weeks but all that's happened is the grass has grown very long. Rain, sun, rain and you can't mow because it's so wet!
03/20/2017 at 19:09
Or for us in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy First Day of Autumn.
03/21/2017 at 14:56
A 4 months weren't THAT dark. Holidays, sun shining on what little snow we had in Iowa, and cozy times with tea, a book, and a fire in the fireplace were part of it. That being said, I'm loving Spring!
03/20/2017 at 16:00.
Well, that was pointed.
How to Make a Clear, Assertive Point Over Email
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03/21/2017 at 12:53
Only a woman would be expected to write an email so passive. A better, more direct email would be
Hi, Fred. We have the assignment due Thursday. How's your part of it going?
Don't use the word "just" as in "just checking in."
03/20/2017 at 20:11
The worst thing is when you are really assertive, but really unclear. Like when I told my PA to make three short black cappuccinos snappy.
03/21/2017 at 03:53
ALL CAPS, THAT'S PRETTY CLEAR.
03/20/2017 at 13:00.
Me, every Monday:
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03/20/2017 at 15:00
The print shop in the company where we used to work had a wonderful sign: Your lack of planning does not become our emergency.
03/20/2017 at 15:11
Kevin, James, Zach.
Meow that's just unreasonable.
03/20/2017 at 19:34
I've been known to tell my boss that I will be happy to go out into the hallway and twirl around to see if I could turn into Wonder Woman!!!
03/20/2017 at 12:00.
Spelling makes everything possible!
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Diane DuBois Milbourn
03/20/2017 at 16:21
My favorite Audrey Hepburn quote: "Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up."
03/21/2017 at 06:33
To leap from Africa to the USA, in one single jump, using nothing to aid you, is impossible.
To see pictures of Audrey Hepburn in her day, and not have thoughts of a deeply pornographic nature, is also impossible.
03/20/2017 at 12:02
Well, if the impossible is possible, then surely not everything is possible
Sad but true.
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Barb Morra Pace
03/20/2017 at 10:48
Fabulous Sunday! Downton Abbey marathon, reading, snoozing! Great day! (Everything done on Saturday!)
03/20/2017 at 01:56
For me it's the shower. As soon as I get in, I start thinking of all sorts of things I need to do (stuff I need to add to the grocery list, composing emails in my head, people I need to contact, etc) Someone needs to invent a waterproof pad of paper for me to keep in there.
03/20/2017 at 18:06
Absolutely! Before sleeping you can recollect all more things that you learned at school or university, as the lie-in helps to lessen your brain and you begin to think straight about everything you couldn't do straight earlier. It is a veryfied theory. But you should sleep like dog.
03/19/2017 at 19:00.
Way ahead of you.
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Ismaeil Abdullah Habib
03/19/2017 at 22:00
Lala Rara I cannot believe how many people are doing the bear thing now. We started this yeeeaars ago! Who the f*** should we sue!!???
03/19/2017 at 21:33
Humm bear pun time , might be hard to have any answers that would be poles apart
Ian Pauline Wilson
03/20/2017 at 10:59
Just the bear necessities, if you don't mind. I am just about bearing up with the strain.
03/19/2017 at 16:00.
The fight continues!
Do You Hate Lateness or Boredom More?
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Geanie Love White
03/20/2017 at 03:31
People who are always late are discounting the people
Who are waiting for them. Making themselves feel important. If someone is always late, leave ! Don't wait for them one time maybe After that.... no!
Susan Lynn Fowler
03/19/2017 at 16:32
I went to Catholic school and the Principal was Sister Mary Naomi. She made you feel SOOOO small when you were late; that I still am a COMPULSIVE EARLY!
03/19/2017 at 16:54
I spend a lot of time waiting because I'm a stickler for being on time. When people make you wait, they are telling you that your time isn't as valuable as theirs. I let them know how I feel when they arrive late.
03/19/2017 at 14:00.
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03/19/2017 at 14:23
10 points because I never would have even thought about this! Joel! This is a whole new level of pun! Must be learned.
Dan M. Whitney
03/20/2017 at 18:37
I think I've seen this one, before? Grammar, is the epitome of "redoneancy"!
Jennifer Lynn Mobley
03/19/2017 at 14:09
Would be funnier if it didn't say "Bae" at the top.
03/19/2017 at 13:00.
11 Tips to Clean Up Your Dirty, Wordy Writing
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03/19/2017 at 14:35
Okay, here goes. "See Dick write. Write Dick write." See Dick follow some rules and clean up his writing to the point that it is no longer interesting. Is that better, hmmm?
03/20/2017 at 14:26
I just, in all honesty, want to say - and I don't hope anyone misunderstands this - and this is the point I'd like to make, that regardless of what, I do not, and I stress, do not, consider in any way possible that I use too many words, or for that matter, sentences, to say something that needs to be said using the words that I truly feel that I need, needless of what.
03/19/2017 at 18:05
Diane, take time to read this. It'll be useful for essay-writing and the likes