Posts Tagged: miscommunication

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

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

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 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 »

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 »