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Archive for August, 2009

Here are two that have given rise to a new category of “Nouns gone bad …

properly

Current collection of Nouns gone bad … Properly:

  • Google(d)
  • Taser(ed)
  • Sharpie(d)
  • Jones(ing)
  • SPAM(med)

We are not likely to be able to keep up with this trend: Proper nouns being turned into verbs.

Thanks, Google, for legitimizing this trend!

Please see our other posts in this series and submit your entries.

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Today’s fun with headlines …

The Buffalo New York newspaper, BusinessFirst, ran this news headline:

“Sotomayor praised for balance”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

sotomayor praised for balance

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We have always loved this sign! It is posted at the Hotel Coral & Marina in Ensenada, Mexico. Take a look and enjoy the grammar and the sentiments:

marina rules sign

(click here to see a larger image of the sign)

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We love this … obviously translated into English from some other language … enjoy!

Seen on a Health and Beauty Web site:

“You have to be on fire 3500 MORE calories than you eat, to lose 1 pound of fat. Consequently how a lot of total calories you would require to burn would depend on your caloric eating. Characteristically though, an important person eating correct and exercising frequently can lose 1 – 2 lbs a week with refusal difficulty. I weighed in my opinion before I leaved into a sauna and evaluated 148.8. I went into the sauna for concerning 10 minutes, and weighed for my part behind, I after that weighed 147.6. There single pound, other than if you desire to lose a few weight do a lot of cardio action, somewhat than exciting weights. Losing 1-2 pounds shouldn’t be that tough. I would create yourself off simple though and occupation your weigh up so your body is second-hand to it and you won’t totally tire out yourself and weak. To misplace 1 pound per week you require taking in 500 calories a smaller amount, whether by dropping your food, picking enhanced choices or in grouping with exercise. To mislay 2 pounds per week you require doing the similar, but 1000 calorie decrease per day. Unless you go after a thermo genie diet similar to Kinkiness and then you drop much earlier than the 3500 calorie regulation allows.”

Then, a Twitter follower sent us a twitpic that we just had to include in this post:

lost in translation

Thanks to @albertart who says: “I saw this outside a ramen restaurant when I was in LA.”

Gotta love it!

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We read this headline last week in the business section of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper:

“Bank of America to cut branches”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

BofA to cut branches

Too bad money doesn’t grow on trees!

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We found this yummy goof in a menu at a Chinese restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We ordered something else.

all kinds if meat

Which brings us to a good word of the day:

iffy. adjective.

  • full of unresolved points or questions: an iffy situation
  • doubtful; questionable: An early decision on this is iffy

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Fun with headlines …

Today, CNN ran this headline:

“Obama may fall into Bush …”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

obama may fall into bush

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