Posts Tagged: communication

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently. Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that). Adulthood is about responsibility. It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, conversely, “When will he ever grow up”. Yesterday, I did my bit to help my… Read more »

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 come to our attention that some of you think Miss C. may be making this stuff… Read more »

It’s obvious!

Well, at least it is to us… Ever notice how sometimes someone totally misunderstands what you told (or wrote) them?  I mean, jeez, what do you have to do, spell it out for them? Usually couldn’t hurt. My most recent reminder of this difficulty was an email I sent off to my web designer for… Read more »

When in doubt, remember Dirty Harry…

Time passes slowly while we are in the moment, but glance back over your shoulder and you see that it has sped by. July is here, signifying half the year is gone already.  It also brings to a close The Big Birthday Celebration promotion.  That means it’s time to redesign the website home page once… Read more »

Out on a limb

      This month’s installment of famous phrase origins is all about loose change!     Nowadays, you wouldn’t think very hard for this little money. Penny for your thoughts – Back in 1546, John Heywood published a book of proverbs, among them is this famous phrase used by a person seeing someone else… Read more »

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 committed a crime.  What I did was fail to comply with the law.”  David Dinkins,… Read more »

Miss Communication

It’s always nice when we can use submissions from regular readers and Miss C. is happy for the time off from digging in the files for new material. In that spirit of teamwork, here is a piece dedicated to the hardworking mechanics at UPS Airlines. After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form called… Read more »

Out on a limb

    Out on a limb We’ve gone to the dogs this week…   Hey, I gotta get some rest if I’m gonna be around that long! In a dog’s age – The expression is actually adapted from two forms originally used back in the old West.  The first expression, “in a crow’s age”, was… Read more »

Miss Communication

              Miss Communication A little veer away from our usual fare for a short primer on how to know if you’ve been working in Corporate America far too long… You actually know what a paradigm is You ask the car salesman if the car comes with a whiteboard You ask… Read more »

Miss Communication

Miss Communication June brings the end to hockey and basketball, turning our focus squarely on the national pastime.  Today’s installment of our monthly post on all things miscommunicated celebrates the granddaddy of all her storied students:  Yogi Berra.  Read on for a few of the epic “Yogi-isms”… “It’s like deja vu all over again” “I couldn’t… Read more »