Posts Categorized: Communication

Really?

As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the words or phrases become almost a self-parody by the people ultimately using them. Examples of… Read more »

I’m not smart…

…I’m quick. Many times (especially in “Corporate America”), I have been “accused” of being smart.  The statement is usually something like this:  “Jeff, you’re smart” or “You’re smart, Jeff”.  Leaves very little ambiguity, huh? I have always vigorously denied the statement.  It’s not false modesty or humility.  It’s acute self-awareness.  There are plenty of things… Read more »

Let’s do lunch

One of the more bemusing conventions of modern society is the tendency to arrange many social engagements around food. I think I’ve got it figured out (not that it’s that difficult).  I mean, we don’t have to see family, friends and co-workers (well, maybe them, but only for a little bit), but we do have… Read more »

Thinking big

Enveloped momentarily by a serendipitous occurrence of lassitude, I was ruminating regarding antecedent proclivities engendered toward loquacious verbiage. I’ve mentioned before how my quest to stop getting whipped by my Grandma in Scrabble led me to devouring reference books like the dictionary and encyclopedias.  Combine a love for words and a competitive nature and you… Read more »

“Waddya mean by ‘hi’?”

Publishing a blog created an interesting question for me:  Was I still allowed to voice an opinion?  Stay with me, it’s not as obvious an answer as it appears. Even the youngest of you reading this have noticed the extreme sensitivity everyone has these days to, well, just about anything.  In my lifetime…let me digress… Read more »