Posts Tagged: funny

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 goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of… Read more »

Miss Communication

Going to the doctor is no laughing matter.  As hard as it is to read the scribbles on the prescription sheets, sometimes the conversations are just as confusing.  Like these, for example… A doctor gave a patient six months to live.  At the end of the six months, the patient hadn’t paid his bill, so,… Read more »

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 a beat?  Take  a look at this month’s installment that we just had to call, Headline… Read more »

Miss Communication

Well, it finally happened.  Miss C. is not willing to verify the accuracy of these supposed titles for “real” country songs.  They’re plenty bad and there’s plenty of them.  Some of them might actually be real!     Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The… Read more »

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”, into Spanish, where it was read as “Suffer from diarrhea”. Clairol introduced the “Mist Stick”, a… 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 »

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 Is there too much information in our lives?  You tell me after you’ve read these product instructions from around the world…   On a blanket from Taiwan – NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO On a helmet-mounted mirror used by US cyclists – REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN MIRROR… Read more »

Out on a limb

          Out on a limb  The theme should make itself clear… Tote that bale! Above board – Early trading ships would hide illegal cargo below the ship’s deck.  Legal cargo could be placed in plain view on deck, or “above boards” of the deck.  Therefore, anything that was legal was called “above… Read more »

Miss Communication

      Miss Communication She’s back and she’s still fixated on crime and criminals.  This time, read some tidbits from random probation reports: Mr. Jones advised he was not able to report to the probation officer as his wife was pregnant and began to have contraptions. He just thought of it on the sperm of… Read more »