Tag Archives: language

English is Tough Stuff

Fun Friday is Back!  Most of the time I use my posts to explore how to improve writing skills. Today we will poke fun at one of English’s greatest drawbacks – it’s pronunciation. I dare you to try to read … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Lost in Translation #2

These humorous signs were found around Eastern and Transcontinental Europe. Hotel, Yugoslavia: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job if the chambermaid. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome … Continue reading

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More matter with less art

As suggested by the title, this week’s language usage lesson addresses a pet peeve of mine – wordiness.   Defined simply, “wordiness” is using more words than necessary to make your point.   Eliminating excessive, confusing, or redundant words from your sentences … Continue reading

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