Tag Archives: language

Koozie versus cozy

April Fool’s Day seems as good a day as any to continue the “what are you doing, Canada?” segment of this blog. Last summer while camping, the terminology regarding the most important piece of camping equipment came under debate. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Swipes File #27: Is this written in oracle bone script?

In English, there’s a saying: “It’s all Greek to me.” Other languages have their own variations on this theme, including “These are chicken intestines” (Cantonese) and “I only understand ‘train station’” (German). Let’s have a look at some cartoons on … Continue reading

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What does the fox say… about Coca Cola?

Via Fox: Many called out the soda company, questioning why an English-speaking country would advertise in different languages and that Americans should “speak English.” Via xkcd: If Fox News hates it, maybe we should all watch / love the commercial? Also … Continue reading

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Possession is nine-tenths of the law, right?

This series of micro-aggressions brought to you in parable form. First, I went to the doctor’s office. Someone at the front desk called the doctor and said “your 10:30 is here.” I was like whaaaaaat? I am nobody’s 10:30! I have … Continue reading

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