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In So CA the phrase ‘on the yard’ is in use. When I say ‘in the yard’ I am corrected. I am told New Yorkers say ‘on line’ which is wrong.
However, one stands on an imaginary line , but gets into line. NY’ers understand that.
I cannot ever see a usage for ‘on the yard’ as correct. will let them know that too.
Archives in Category: Personal Pleas
Ten minutes to write. Less time to read.
Today Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincided. It’s the first time in over seventy years. The New York Times noted this with great hyperbole, as if you must celebrate one event by ignoring the other. I disagree. Why not celebrate
… finish reading One Day
No that’s not a typo; I’m inventing a new word that means “taking a break to ponder what to do next.”
Three weeks ago the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. It was euphoric. Two weeks
… finish reading Dorping Out
On September 20, I wrote about becoming an athletic slug. No, it’s not an oxymoron; what I mean was that my former interest is staying fit had all but abandoned me and I was giving up exercise.
But now it’s
… finish reading Slugdom Persists
Dear Governor Snyder: Enclosed is a bill for $130.54, which is the cost of a new tire for my car. I’m submitting it as a credit on my state income tax, since a giant Michigan pothole is responsible for ruining the
… finish reading Please Reimburse
On this eve of Christmas Eve, I read a story about a couple of small business owners in Minnesota who are standing up against the current spike in xenophobia. Their names are Elana and Danny Schwartzman, and they own the
… finish reading Hate Has No Business Here
I’m clear that the prefix ‘pre’ indicates something that goes before something else. For instance, a pre-nup is an agreement between two parties that is signed before the nuptial day. Pre-meditated murder is one that is planned in advance. Pre-existing
… finish reading Pre
“You don’t have to sign; it’s under twenty-five dollars,” the supermarket check-out clerk said chirpily. It was as if she were waving me through a border check-point because I looked honest, so she didn’t ask for my passport. Believe me,
… finish reading Bad Idea
You can’t help knowing that many states in this country are verging on bankruptcy and are searching relentlessly for creative ways to offset their red ink. What you might not know is that there are rules on many states’ books
… finish reading Uncle Sam Wants Your Gift Cards
Remember the hue and cry over New Year’s Eve 1999, when government and corporations went to great lengths to make sure their computers could make the switch from 1999 to 2000 without crashing and burning? People everywhere spent hours and
… finish reading Y2K Meets DST 2007