Month: March 2015

Language and Humor: First Show

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38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.9)

                 For the English Majors
Here’s an English lesson for the day! 

“Complete” or “Finished”?

No dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between “complete” and “finished.” However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was asked to make that very distinction.

The question by a colleague in the erudite audience was this: “Some say there is no difference between ‘complete’ and ‘finished.’ Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand.”

Mr. Balgobin’s response: “When you marry the right woman, you are ‘complete.’ If you marry the wrong woman, you are ‘finished.’ And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are ‘completely finished.'”

His answer received a five minute standing ovation..” 

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Lesson 1: English Language Peculiarities

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How Winnie the Pooh came to be….

Today in my Twitter Feed came the picture of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A.A. Milne and author of the Famed Series 'Winnie the Pooh'.

As a young boy, my parents read this book to me many a night, and we didn't have a bear, but we named our dog Winnie the Pooh.

Please enjoy these tidbits I've assembled and feel free to write in your comments to share of your relationship with this band of characters.

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