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Word of the Every So Often

December 14, 2018 

albedo:  (noun)  the light reflected off a surface, usually that of a planet or moon, measured on a scale of zero to one, zero being completely non-reflective (such as black), and one being completely reflective (such as a mirror).  Sir, we're going to have to ask you to put on your hat.  The albedo off of your head is disturbing the other fans.


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Which is it? 

Got or Gotten?  And more importantly, who cares?  For answers to this and other even more obscure silliness, be sure to check out Things You Don’t Have to Worry About


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, in the Seattle Times two separate misspellings were front page news.  OK, it was a slow news day, but just the same...  The first story involves misspelling "Jesus" (as Lesus) on an official coin that was being issued by the Vatican.  Supposedly six made it into circulation.  Somebody's sitting on a fortune.  


The next is a tragic story about a young man being sentenced for murder.  What makes it even more tragic is that he has a tattoo on his neck that says, "Payed in Full."  Yup.  It's misspelled.


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Friday, October 4, 2013

Could Care Less, or Couldn’t Care Less?

It depends.  If you care to find out on what, check it out, along with other Things You Don’t Have to Worry About.  And while you’re at it, check out our new section on Figurative Language.

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