Posts Tagged with "english"

Ironic Word Scrambles

April 5th, 2013 at 5:37 pm by Mark
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Being lysdexic, Word Jumbles come easy for me.

Ironic Word Jumbles

Another Bad Traffic Sign

March 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm by Mark
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I really hate it when the traffic signs give me marching orders.

Traffic Sign: Right Lane Must Right Left

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This Door is Overly Emotional

January 24th, 2013 at 5:58 pm by Mark
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It’s better this door is alarmed than belligerent — like the ones at WalMart that refuse to open when I walk under the sensors.

This Door is Alarmed from 6 PM to 7 AM. (The rest of the the time it just tries to calm down)

Chinese Bootleg Movies Seem a Bit Different…

January 21st, 2013 at 5:40 pm by Mark
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Again, we see English words used as a design element… in this case, the lyrics to a popular Eminem song. This is, however, not unlike the American idiot with, “I’m a sweet little prostitute,” tattooed on his arm in Chinese because he thought it said, “Fierce warrior.”

Bruce Almighty: Chinese Bootleg Cover

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Swearing Means You Don’t Have a Vocabulary?

January 15th, 2013 at 5:04 pm by Mark
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Many people object to swearing, claiming that it’s “common” and underscores a person’s lack of vocabulary. On the contrary, I find it profoundly useful for everything from accentuating urgency to emphasizing disbelief, or even futility.

The most prevalent use of “curse words” is in those instances where they posses the fundamental ability to transform an otherwise banal string of words (followed by an exclamation point) into a more honest and heartfelt interjection. In the following example, for instance, the subsequent revision shows us exactly how badly the subject was hurt, as well as giving the reader an emotional attachment to ‘Skip.’

Example Text:

“Ouch!” bellowed Skip.

Revised Text:

“Motherf#@$er!” Skip bellowed. “That f#@$ing hurt like a son-of-a-bitch! What the f#@$, man?!”

As for those who constantly express hateful intolerance to other adults who swear, or condescend them for their usage of this particular category of language, I will only vociferate, “Grow the f#@$ up, or f#@$ off!

"It's cute how you swear because you don't have a vocabulary."  "That's a fucking farcical and erroneous assertion."