Annonyances

When the baby is crying and being very hard to console I have a failsafe method that always works just like magic.  This song is “Do you know the Muffin Man” on YouTube and it must be this version, no other.  

My extreme annoyance and that which makes me want to launch the Ipad down the hill is when YouTube must play a commercial before the Muffin Man song starts!  In this case, these advertisements are directly damaging the company being advertised.  

Grammar Nazis

I’ve noticed a trend towards grammar snobbery on Facebook the past few years. To those with bad grammar I say, be glad! There is no authority of the English language, “rules” are made up as we go along.

“In the introduction to the 2003 edition of The King’s English, Matthew Parris reminds us that, “There is no authority. English is not a managed language. Nobody is in charge.” Over time, English speakers themselves become the authority. Some accepted conventions sound very natural, like saying “I’m good” instead of “I’m well.” Through their ubiquity, they’ve become an accepted part of the language.”

Updates

For some reason, this blog has been running a bit slow for the past two days.  Tried uninstalling and deleting unused plugins, optimized/repair the database, installed WP Super Cache but it is still being a bit funky.  Hopefully it is just an issue with the server and will repair itself.

In other news, I quit World of Warcraft which wasn’t difficult at all!  I simply realized that the game was no longer entertaining.

So, the question was, what to do with my spare time?

 

SPEAK AMERICAN – Fun lesson in language

Speak American – The title was just to get your attention.

I do not plan to get into politics at all with this post, (well maybe a little, I can’t help myself) but rather the VERY INTERESTING revelations I’ve had during my language studies.  These are the enlightenments which really made language learning fun and keeps the passion burning.  I am certain these will be as entertaining for you as they was for me.  The only difference is that it took me 10 years to learn these lessons and I’m going to show you in one blog post.