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Election Time Ironies


With elections coming in less than four weeks from now, I thought I'd share a few things my readers have sent me that highlight several election time ironies. (Are any of the rest of you, like me, more than ready for the end of this year's campaigning?!)

Two readers in Ohio have sent me campaign posters for a man who is running for sheriff in their county. Here's one of the signs that shows the irony of this candidate's name:

Here's another campaign poster for the same candidate.
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What’s UP?


Recently Becka and I rented and watched the Disney Pixar movie UP and enjoyed it immensely. Whoever wrote the script really understood little boys. Then this past week I received an e-mail from a long-time friend about the word up and thought it would make a good blog post. After tidying up and reworking the e-mail, I'm posting it to up the educational value of my blog.

I'm fairly certain that the only two-letter word in English that could be a noun [n], verb [v], adjective [adj], adverb [adv], preposition [prep], and also an abbreviation is up. And no other two-letter English word has more meanings. You will have to be up on your grammar to recognize what part of speech up is each time it is used. To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of up, look up the word up in the dictionary. In a small dictionary, it takes up almost 1/4 of the page and can add up to about thirty definitions.

Don't mess up as you use this word. Using it correctly is up to you.
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Punny Books


I remember that as a child I loved puns on book titles and authors. I've been compiling punny book titles for a while and am ready to unleash them on my readers. Some of them are more easily understood when read out loud. WARNING: You may want to be sure you are reading this in a place where you are free to LOL, or at least to groan loudly.

Having been a good little library helper in junior high, I have arranged the list in alphabetical order by the author's last name. And now as a wiser adult, I have removed from the list inappropriate ones that amused me as a junior higher. 😳

Remember — you can't always judge a book by its cover and author!

Truancy by Marcus Absent

Positive Reinforcement by Wade Ago

I Didn't Do It! by Ivan Alibi

Nuclear Explosives by Adam Baum

Songs for Children by Barbara Blacksheep

Stop Arguing by Xavier Breath

Desert Crossing by I. Rhoda Camel

Gas Guzzlers by Russ T. Carrburata

The Unsung Vegetable by R. T. Choke

Tickling Your Fancy by Kit G. Coo

French Overpopulation by Francis Crowded
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Why Women Live Longer than Men, take 3


This week's iv was all ready to post this morning ... until I received an e-mail last evening from one of my readers. When I saw it, I just knew this had to be this week's iv.

I've done two other posts on Why Women Live Longer than Men and will share the links to them at the end of this post so that you can find them more easily, if you're so inclined.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll not make much commentary on these pictures.

The first several are home handymen using ladders.


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You’ve Gotta Love College Students!


I'm convinced that being with college students keeps us teachers young. The things they come up with can be so funny! And you have to stay up on current trends and culture to try to relate as much as possible. I told my students recently that I feel like a college student trapped in a senior citizen's body. One thing that is amazing to me, though, is how much younger they're making adults these days!

With those thoughts in mind, today I'm posting some funny things about college students.

There is almost more truth than humor in the following cartoon. College is where you either begin to learn or get reminded of the fact that you cannot have it all in life.

In my files I found a list of ways you can know whether you are a college student:

You might be a college student if...
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