Canadian flag superimposed on map of Canada
Miscellaneous

Do We Talk Funny? How We Speak in Canada vs. the US and UK

To round out the week of fluff posts, I have a non-list post for you. I read a lot of blogs written by Americans, Brits, and assorted other folks from around the world. We don't all write (or talk) the same way. These kinds of things interest me, do I thought I'd do a post… Continue reading Do We Talk Funny? How We Speak in Canada vs. the US and UK

diagram of an American-style house
Miscellaneous

How We Live: Differences Between British & North American Homes

Pixaline/Pixabay A lot of the blogs I read are written by British bloggers, and I've noticed that there seem to be differences in various home-type things compared to North America. I thought it would be fun to take a look what those differences are. I don't think I've actually been in any American homes, but… Continue reading How We Live: Differences Between British & North American Homes

Internet Acronyms, AKA proof that I'm old: TMI, LOL, OMG, YOLO
Miscellaneous

Internet Acronyms & Proof That I’m Old

This internet acronyms post is inspired by a comment that Cassandra made on a post I did about idioms. I'm in my 40s and Gen-X, so compared to the kids on the internet these days, I'm old. I also spend very little time on social media, so I'm pretty out of the loop. There are… Continue reading Internet Acronyms & Proof That I’m Old

Bumpin' uglies and other slang for "down there" business - image of a banana
Miscellaneous

Bumpin’ Uglies & Other Slang for What Goes On “Down There”

People had a good laugh with a recent post on idioms, so I thought why not have some more fun with silly language. This post explores some of the more colourful terms terms for what goes on when the pants come off. I'll try to leave out the mundane and stick with silly rather than… Continue reading Bumpin’ Uglies & Other Slang for What Goes On “Down There”

word aversion: Does "moist" gross you out?
Blogging and Writing

Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?

Grace at Just Tawkin' recently mentioned that moist is the most hated word in the English language and I felt the need to go exploring to learn more about gross words. It turns out word aversion is the fancy way of referring to words that are just plain icky—not what the words are describing, but… Continue reading Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?

English can be strange - Can you be combobulated? What about gruntled?
Blogging and Writing

The Interesting Ways That We Use Words

As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. The pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between. Blogging… Continue reading The Interesting Ways That We Use Words