» Archive for April, 2009
Friday, April 10th, 2009 by Ali Cherry
- Every day on my way to work I walk by the UPS Store. I think of stores as places where I buy things that I take home with me. Of course, there’s the verb store which means to put in place for keeping. Since UPS doesn’t do either, I don’t think it should be a store.
- YouTube should have been called TubeYou so that when people talked about it as a verb they’d have to say TubeYoular.
- Every day, people are announcing major life changes on Facebook and walls are filled with derivatives of the word congratulations. I think we ought to brainstorm and adopt some more innovative words for congratulations. That way there’s a little more self expression in the act of celebrating life achievements in words and Facebook walls aren’t so boring.
- I heard an interesting rule of thumb recently: You shouldn’t use your blackberry (or smart phone of choice) where it’s not appropriate to do a crossword puzzle.
- You know those people that hang out on well trafficked sidewalks on the weekends selling bumper stickers “Stop bitching! Start a revolution!” I don’t think hanging out on the sidewalk or bumper stickers count as “a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure.” I want to sell t-shirts that say “Stop selling bumper stickers! Start a revolution!”
- Have you ever noticed the language of getting things done has a lot of violent associations? For example, beat the crowd, kill time, execute the project, pound the pavement, hit it off, strike up a conversation, give it a whack.
- It was just brought to me attention that I eat my daily vitamins in the form of gummy bears and daily calcium in a chocolate (I highly recommend Adora). If only Haribo fruit salad had the nutritional value of a real salad.