Why are cookies called cookies, and bacon is called bacon, but you have to bake cookies and cook bacon?
It's like that Parkway / Driveway mess up, all over again!
This is a joke I heard back in 2000
George W. was out jogging one morning along the parkway when he tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the creek below. Before the Secret Service guys could get to him, three kids, who were fishing, pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wan...
ENGLISH IS A FUNNY LANGUAGE
Let's face it -- English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant not ham in hamburger; neither apple or pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
We take English fo...
Sometimes, I feel like driving north
On parkway south
Dealing with Corporate Information Gathering
The other day, I was purchasing a television antenna in a major electronics store and was asked by the cashier for my name.
“Why,” I asked. ‘I don’t need a warranty.”
“I have to have it for our records,” explained the cashier.
Fed up with practice of companies gathering as mu...