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Like a Pay Car Passin’ a Tramp

Like a Pay Car Passin’ a Tramp by C.K. Thomas My last post introduced many 1930s sayings I learned as a child from my mother, who grew up in a household with four older brothers. Her language reflected the boisterous … Continue reading

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1930s Country Sayings

1930s Country Sayings by C. K. Thomas My mother grew up on an Indiana farm in a family that included four older brothers. Sometimes I imagine hearing the echo of her brothers’ words as she surprised me with her colorful … Continue reading

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Curious Sayings

Curious Sayings by Barbara Renner It’s raining cats and dogs! This isn’t unusual here at our summer home in northwestern Minnesota, where it rains at least once a week, sometimes all week long. How else would the corn grow so … Continue reading

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The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig

The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig by Rita Goldner My friend Eva is truly a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. She is a farm girl, but also has a PhD. We used to work together, and in her spare … Continue reading

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No Problem? No Thanks.

No Problem? No Thanks. by Kathleen Watson I encourage people to speak—and write—words of thanks in both their personal and business lives. We all like to know our efforts are recognized and appreciated. Whenever I have a book event or … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Fun With Collective Nouns

The Effective Author: Fun With Collective Nouns © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Most authors do their best to use spelling, words, and grammar correctly. And most authors are well aware that language evolves over time. … Continue reading

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Profanity Stress: Language for Our Times and Others

Profanity Stress: Language for Our Times and Others © 2016 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Is the English-speaking segment of the World now in profanity stress? In the last few months, I have noticed a large shift … Continue reading

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