Tag: language

The Rest of Alphabet Speak from the ’60s

After my parents passed away, we siblings gathered to close down their home. It was a fraught time, my husband and I worked with a brother-in-law to set up the necessary event and most of us pitched in well, fully engaged and enthralled with the task.… ...
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Knick-knack, this Old Man…

 Hey gang, guess where I’ve been? Back in the Midwest, cavorting with former high school classmates. It was a reunion – small because originally there were only 32 graduates, or were there 33? None of us fully recall the details, but what can it matter after all these years?… ...
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There was an Old Lady – and she was thee!

Sometimes there are no words.
Sometimes there are more.
Authors hear much about keywords when it comes to Amazon sales. I written about that in the past.
Today’s blog has another tasty treat: the continued alphabetical list of phrases I recall from my misspent youth.… ...
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There was an Old Lady and she was me!

Way back in April I riffed on The Media, the whipping boy/girl of the current regime: http://pjcolandoblog.com/the-media/

Thanks to television, it was easy to pick up what was new and cool when we were tweens/teens/twenty-somethings. Remember?

Kick back and getcha groove on, baby.… ...

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The Tall Poppy Syndrome

image041-300x241We’ve just returned from lands Down Under, where I’ve learned an apropos phrase: the Tall Poppy Syndrome. It’s applied to me nearly all my life. In one incident after another, for better or worse, mostly worst. I am more sensitive than people care to believe.… ...

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Double entendre words

We’re all aware of double entendre, a French phrase that masks dirty tricks of language, sexual innuendo and such. I recall an embarrassing attempt to titter beyond my parent’s Squaresville comprehension once as a teen. Only once. Nevermore…I’d forgotten that they’d been teens, too.… ...

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Idioms and Idiots

Shakespeare

We returned from the land of the Bard 1 1/2 weeks ago, meeting some idiots, but mostly having an ab-fab time. Much to write about… Until then please enjoy the idioms derived from the masterful language inventor- He was a Play Write while Larry and I are Play Right Folk!

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The Language of Love

Six years ago on this day Alex died.

His last words were spoken to his trainer, Dr. Irene Pepperberg: “You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you.”

Alex, the African gray parrot, lived 31 years. He was smart. He learned hundreds of words and combined them novelly into sentences, helping to shatter our human arrogance that we were the only earthly beings capable of language.… ...

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24 words

You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!”

It’s not quite the Gettysburg Address, but it is deathless prose.… ...

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