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Dogs or Cats?

The debate over which pet is better will never be settled, but that's not the goal of this blog post. I just have a few funny pictures of dogs and cats that have accumulated, begging to be released to the world at large. I hope they will give you a good laugh or smile.

I'll start off with dogs....

Some dogs are so beautiful that they're hard to resist. Here's one example of such animal magnetism.

Chick Magnet

If your dog needs help in the area of appearance, there are a couple of things you might consider.

A fake tongue on a ball...
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Why, Oh Why!

Why Oh Why

Do you ever look at situations in life and wonder "why?" If so, there is sometimes no good answer to your question, or else the answer is painfully obvious. Today's blog post is a combination of parts of an e-mail I received recently with a list of "why?" questions and a blog post I did back in January 2008. If you know the real answer to any of the less obvious questions, please post them in the comments.

Why do drug stores and supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while (currently) healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?

Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?

Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why is it that doctors and attorneys call what they do a "practice"?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
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Back to School Jokes

Back to school

With Labor Day this coming Monday, almost everyone who is going back to school is either in school already or getting ready to be. We find ourselves asking where the summer went! So here at the beginning of another school year, I am posting several school-related jokes that I have on file.

A student reported for his final exam which consisted of True/False questions.

He took his seat in the examination hall, stared at the test, and then in a bit of inspiration, took a quarter out of his pocket. He started tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet "True" for heads and "False" for tails.

Within 30 minutes he was all done, whereas the rest of the class was still sweating it out. During the last few minutes of the exam period, the student frantically started flipping the coin again.

The moderator, concerned about what he was doing, stopped by his desk and asked if everything was ok.

"Oh yes, I'm fine. I finished the exam a half hour ago, but I'm going back through now and checking my answers!"


Teacher to class: "Give me a sentence with a direct object."

Student: "Everybody thinks our teacher is beautiful."

Teacher: "Why, thank you. But what is the direct object?"

Student: "A good report card."
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Orthography on Signs

Misspelled Signs

Someone asked me recently what the word orthography means. It's a word I seldom use in English, but as a French teacher I frequently use the word orthographie, which means spelling. The root words are ortho, which means straight or correct, and graph, which means write. That, in addition to being on the receiving end of some funny misspelled signs lately, culminates in my happily sharing them with you today.

I wonder if this next sign unwittingly forbids parking by those who cannot spell.


Some misspelling in signs are just the result of ignorance. (I hasten to add that ignorance does not mean stupidity. It simply means not knowing.) To tie in to the coffee theme of one of my recent posts, imagine what the following sign does to the heart of this French teacher and barista.
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A Job Well Done?, take 2

Week before last my blog post called A Job Well Done featured pictures of some results of people's doing their work poorly. Today's post is more pictures of other results.

The first few are some products that demonstrate a lack of knowledge in either the designer or in those executing the designs.

The t-shirt maker was right, at least, in knowing that the name of the continent begins and ends with an "A."

Which Continent?!

This next one shows that someone needs to learn some basic English grammar.
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