Category Archives: the things we say

something I think I’d like to know, #199

why must one stand corrected? could one not sit or perhaps recline?

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something I think I’d like to know, #196

there’s that phrase about the greatest thing since sliced bread… is there one for the worst thing since … what?

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something I think I’d like to know, #195

does anyone ever say “to make a short story long” ?

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found advices

can they be plural? why indeed not? although perhaps it’s not so much advices or suggestions but just some words of wisdom or ideas or food for thought in unexpected places. LIVE IT UP drink it down laugh it off … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #172

when people say have a good one. One what? And only one?

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another thing I don’t understand, #120

how people get amonds from almonds. where does the l go? does it turn into the r some people put in wa(r)sh? and how does oil become earl?

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to-ing and for-ing

Fascinating how something as simple, well maybe that’s not the right word… straightforward? or seemingly so, but as so many of those things that seem so, perhaps not. Anyway, the being thankful. full of thanks, I suppose. where did the … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #147

can you still be the devil’s advocate even if you don’t believe in the devil?

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another thing I don’t understand, #92

when people say they “slept like a baby” – do they mean they woke up every couple of hours crying?

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another thing I don’t understand, #88

why, of all animals, it’s cats that have pajamas.

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