Posts Tagged: humor

Miss Communication

Yeah, I know what you’ve been thinking.  Every day it’s the same thing.  Over and over about his road trip.  Doesn’t he have anything else to post about? Well, bunky, not for the next two months (and change).  But fear not, for lest you old-timers forget or newcomers be unaware, there’s a whole bunch of… Read more »

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

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 »

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 »

Squirrels!

I had to laugh when I watched “Up!” on cable last year.  The Dog character’s freezing in mid-sentence every time he sensed a squirrel nearby was almost identical to my behavior around my home, down to the shouting of “Squirrel!” out loud at the little furry creatures. I’ve become more familiar with my squirrels since… 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 »

James Thurber

Continuing the series on my creative influences, we’ll head way back to when I was just a tadpole. Grandma was responsible for broadening my reading material beyond the standard fare for 7-year old boys.  I’ve already told the tales of my reading her dictionary and encyclopedia in previous blogs.  Once the fire of reading was… 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 »

Out on a limb

Out on a Limb A rainbow of sayings to learn about…   I think we’re just too cute to hunt! In the pink – In traditional English fox hunting, hunters wore scarlet colored jackets called “pinks”.  If you are wearing your pink, you are ready to go hunting.  Thus, you were “feeling good and ready to… Read more »