Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic write, speak and blog together as The Word Mavens. William Shakespeare was born in April, the month that kicks off with April Fools’ Day. So perhaps it’s no surprise that […]
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK You probably think the US Congress, our nation’s legislative body, comes up with some really crazy laws and makes insane, or at least dumb, decisions. You’d be right. However, they’re […]
I recently strained a tendon in my foot, which made walking extremely painful. My podiatrist suggested a cortisone shot. “This will hurt,“ he warned, as he angled a gigantic needle toward my foot, “but I […]
Dear Lord, please inform my redneck neighbor that Kung Pao chicken is not a Kung fu move and that calling someone a Dim Sum of a bitch is not cursing in Chinese, Amen.
A no-cursing advocacy group is calling for ABC to pull an episode of Modern Family which features a toddler dropping the bleeped-out F-bomb. The “No Cussing Club”, whose founder is an 18-year-old named McKay Hatch, is offended […]
So, Ron Jaworski said the “S” word on the air last night while broadcasting Monday Night Football on ESPN. I didn’t even notice it. That probably means I either watch too much cable or I […]