What's going on with the Dallas Cowboys logo? We usually see the outlined star on a silver background; but on rare occasions the team displays a simple blue star on a white background. What gives?
Squeamishness about the terms of what we eat.
A guest on this week's Public Radio "The Splendid Table" brought this idea to my attention.
She has written a book on the topic; but in short…we don't ever say that we eat "cow" or eat "pig". But we distance ourselves from the animals by calling our foods "beef" or "pork". That seemingly goes back to French history.
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
Today's remark by an ESPN football commentator reflects the sad state of our English language among the sports fraternity.
This time the bigtime grammar error was, talking about a receiver preparing to catch a pass, "He should have WENT up…." Have you ever learned the world "gone"?
C'mon, ESPN is failing college while their commentators SHOULD have failed. If anybody in a job interview with me had used such bad grammar…end of interview.
The golden beauty of autumn gardens.
I think that everybody loves pumpkins, mostly for the holiday or fun they represent. But why do so many people call them "punkins"?
Is that a term from childhood that didn't make it into an adult's vocabulary? Or don't some people know the difference. This autumn squash — yes, it's a squash — has an "m" and a "p" in the proper name…"puMPkin".
Try saying it; even if it sounds strange.