January 29, 2013
confusion, English, grammar, homophones, language, misuse, trooper, trouper
. . . and so must this blog. The title this week is actually doubly appropriate, since it involves another homophonic (same sounding) word tht actually relates to show business:
A person who continues on, despite adverse conditions (health issues, lost love, fired from job, death in family, etc.), and does not let this stop his/her progress forward, is called a “real trouper” — not, as many would have it, a “trooper.”
January 16, 2013
euphemisms, language, sex
Sorry, faithful readers, but recent workload has kept me from this blog far too long. Since I have no brilliant insights to offer, I’ll let this entry speak for itself. I ran across this today:
As the link indicates, it’s a lexicon for would-be romance novelists, writing about 19th century liaisons.
Amorous congress Basket-making Blanket hornpipe Clicket Convivial society
click the link for the rest, as well as the explanations.
See ya soon!