The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed

If you’ve ever felt disgruntled, have you also felt gruntled?

It turns out that you probably have.

“Gruntle,” much to my gruntlement, is actually a word that means, “to put in a good humor,” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary and “happy or contented,” according to Dictionary.com.

Looking around the internet thing, there are several websites that attempt to explain the long history of gruntled and disgruntled, but frankly I can’t follow along without getting distracted. But if I could follow along, would that mean I was tracted? Continue reading “The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed”

The confusion over events being ‘pushed back’ or ‘moved up’ and a few solutions

If a meeting is “pushed back” or “moved up” in time, what exactly does that mean?

I have had this conversation with several people recently who did not understand what I meant when I used these phrases.

Normally, I would just automatically assume that they were wrong and I was correct, but this time I thought I should take their opinions into consideration and study the issue further before deciding they are wrong.

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Top Five Letters in the English Language

The English language is filled with some pretty interesting letters, as well as some that just don’t make the cut. Everyone has their own favorite, and countless relationships have been ruined over the debates between vowels and consonants (a word that I found surprisingly hard to spell just now).

In order to ease the debate and help bring some stability to this volatile issue (which is not just the most-used letter), our staff has compiled the Top Five Letters in the English Language. Continue reading “Top Five Letters in the English Language”

Top Five Words That Should Be Eliminated

The English language has a plethora of words that should be eliminated, or at least not used in conversation quite so often. Some people, for example, might not like the word plethora. I think it is permissible if it is used sparingly, but it is annoying if people use it plethorally.
In order to help the American people, I have come up with the Top Five Words that truly should be eliminated. I should add, though, that in the future I may add another five, as there are numerous words that people use way too often and these are mainly just the ones that are bothering me today.
Here now are the Top Five Words That We Should Eliminate (or at least stop using so often).

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