Chamblee54

Eleven Thoughts About The English Language

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 21, 2010






PG was recently reading a list of rules for writing , when he began to think of a few. A wordpad was opened, and before long 18 suggestions appeared. Many are only marginally about writing.

When you publish a list like this, you are placing a target on your back, with the word hypocrite written above. PG does not claim to take all of these suggestions. What follows is a goal to work for, not a script for  situation comedy.

The pictures for today’s entertainment are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”

When in doubt, shut up.

A halo is best worn over one ear.

If you want to be forgiven, forgive. If you want to be understood, understand.

There are few situations that cannot be made worse with anger and loud talk.

You have two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you talk.

A douche is a hygiene appliance. The verb form refers to using this device for cleaning purposes. Neither the noun nor the verb is appropriate as an insult.

A sentence has one period, placed at the end. Do not place a period after every word to make a point. You should find another way to show that you really, really mean it.

Not everyone enjoys the sound of your voice as much as you do.

Do not place “ass” between and adjective and the object. “Ass” is a noun that refers to either a donkey or a butt. An adverb is used to modify an adjective, and is placed before the adjective. Using “ass” as an  adverb is improper. This applies to “a$$”.

Before you “call out” somebody for “racism”, drape a towel over your mirror.

The third commandment says to not use the word G-d “in vain”. The G word should only be used for worship and respectful discussion. Improper uses include expressing anger, swearing to, selling life insurance, and pledging allegiance to a nationalist symbol.




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  1. Nappy Hair Where? « Chamblee54 said, on July 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    […] native american, or zorlock with this problem. This is a two part feature. The second part is a repost, which relates to the content of part one. The pictures are from ” Special Collections and […]

  2. […] the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library” This is a repost. When in doubt, shut up. A halo is best worn over one ear. If you want to be forgiven, […]


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