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Miss Communication

Here’s a classic example of why communication is so difficult, especially if English is your first language!

           We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a… Read the rest

Miss Communication

Welcome back!

Last time, we shared with you how even that bastion of journalistic propriety, our beloved newspapers, still managed to mess up their communication.  This time, we’ll show you some goofiness from a less careful group, sign makers.

It’s … Read the rest

Miss Communication

She’s back, this time once again sharing contributions from our blog followers.

Authors, beginner and established, are begged to use professional editors to make sure problems don’t crop up in their writing. 

But what happens when even the editors miss … Read the rest

Miss Communication

She’s back with yet another installment of her monthly column illustrating the mishaps in life due to bad communication.

This month’s installment:

When good advertising goes horribly wrong…otherwise known as “lost in translation.”

Coors put its slogan, “Turn it loose”, … Read the rest

Miss Communication

This month’s installment:

“I was misquoted!”

(some oldies, but goodies)


“Smoking kills.  If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”

Brooke Shields in an interview to become spokesperson for an anti-smoking campaign.


“I haven’t … Read the rest