UXORIAL: related to the position of wife


When I started this posting I didn’t stop to think about the dangerous territory into which I was inserting myself.   It began to become clear when I tried to find a photo to use to illustrate this posting. I found all kinds of seedy, almost pornographic photos of women. I found negative, misogynistic photos. I […]

COUNTER-INTUITIVE: not consistent with what your intuition would lead you to expect

There are many things one sees these days that just befuddle the viewer. socks with Birkenstocks pants belted around the thighs Mercedes-Benz station wagons trucks with tires that are several yards tall Republicans with “Stop Global Warming” lapel buttons green hair pharmacies that sell tobacco products high-end restaurants with paper napkins bananas with ketchup You […]

DISCONCERTING: upsetting,confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing


While the cartoon I have chosen for today is funny, everything relating to the word disconcerting is not funny. Usually, the word is more related to the definition of upsetting or confusing. If someone is following a map, for instance, and finds themself in the wrong place, it can be really disconcerting.   I am not […]

ATTORNEYS GENERAL: the case of the disputed “s”

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I was listening to an interview on NPR this morning which caught my attention.  It was as if someone had scratched their fingernails on a chalkboard. (For those of you who are too young to remember, chalk boards were what teachers used in the classroom before whiteboards and computer screens were invented.   The sounds sends […]