Tag Archives: English

The Bubbler Question

I did some considerable research about the bubbler question. It’s called a bubbler because that’s what it’s called. A bubbler is that part of a public drinking fountain that elevates the water so as to prevent one’s lips from coming … Continue reading

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A Foot In The Door

Putting “a foot in the door” harks back to the days of cold call door-to-door salesmen. Salesmen would knock on residential doors or, if you were wealthy enough to have one, ring the door bell. The housewife would open the … Continue reading

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Rio

Just an oddity I’ve noticed over the years regarding mass media. In preface let me say I only read and write in good ol’ American English. I read the news practically every day about happenings around the world. News articles … Continue reading

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P is for Plantation

The term Plant on this factory entrance sign is an abbreviation, shorthand if you will, for the term Plantation. Insofar as labor is concerned, little has changed aside from the name. The term Plantation implies plants or crops of various … Continue reading

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The Hoosiers

I’ve never been a huge sports fan – although I played some in my youth. I’ve never really followed professional sports as some men do. I just see it as another creaky branch of the entertainment industry. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Dibs On The Magazine

So there I was standing on line at the supermarket check-out. There were three people ahead of me when I first queued up. and the first customer was having an issue with coupons or something so there was a bit … Continue reading

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Robin Hood And His Merry Men

Of course you’re all familiar with the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men. “Merry” is a term not often otherwise heard except in conjunction with the seasonal exhortative benediction: (Have a) “Merry Christmas!” In its association with Christmas … Continue reading

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