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Do you think that cheddar is cheese, or tea is a beverage that's the British cure for just about everything?  Well, clearly you're not woke to the latest reinventions of the English language. But don't despair.  Help is here.  School may be out, but continuing education knows no season. It's once again time for the annual

By |2019-06-30T20:53:44+00:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Communication, Language|3 Comments

And Don’t Call Me Elderly!

Thirty-seven years ago, before anyone would dare to refer to me as elderly, a movie was released  called “Airplane.”  Starring an unlikely comedic cast, including Leslie Nielsen, this spoof of Hollywood disaster films, much to everyone’s surprise, became a sensation.  Of the many brilliant sight gags and clever lines, the following brief dialogue between Leslie

By |2018-01-15T13:39:05+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Language|14 Comments

True Enough

Kellyanne Conway.   I am in awe of you.  But at the same time, you are an enigma.  I regard you with such a broad spectrum of feelings that I have no idea how I’ll respond to you from one day to the next.  Not that you care.  You don’t know me.  I’m a mere speck

By |2017-02-05T13:46:27+00:00February 5th, 2017|Categories: Language, Politics|10 Comments

#ICYMI and Have FOMO, Read This!

Hey, all you geezers out there!  Do you think you’re still cool? If you do, it’s a sure sign that you’re not.  Because if you were, you’d be Gucci. Have no idea what I’m talking about?  That might indicate that you aren’t woke.    Don’t worry.  I’m here to help.  The enormous popularity of social media

By |2016-12-15T13:49:53+00:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Language|10 Comments

Pop Quiz

There is nothing that says “old” more than conversing with someone several decades less ancient than you, and having absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.  The grammar and syntax seem familiar,  but the actual words may as well be Urdu.  This could bring tears to the eyes even to those among us with Twitter

By |2015-06-01T08:48:01+00:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Communication, Language|2 Comments

English As A Second Language

Growing older is no excuse for not keeping on top of things!  No, this is not a reference to the sexual practices of septuagenarians, but to being in tune with what is happening today!  Specifically, I am referring to words, vernacular, vocabulary. For instance, do you think you know what the word “cloud” refers to? 

By |2014-04-15T08:51:19+00:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: Aging, Communication, Language, Technology|1 Comment