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Category Archives: Communication in General

Watch your language

Presidents use profanity. What is different about what President Trump said is that he brought profanity into the public forum. The news media struggled to figure out how to handle it. Some spelled it out, others hyphenated it, others worked around it, while others ignored or excused it. Does this mean that the rules for us …

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Taking no for an answer

It was a special day for my son. After over a year of hard work and saving, he bought his own car. It was the model he wanted with the features he needed at a reasonable price that he could afford. But one thing marred the day and could have caused the deal to fall …

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YouTube channels on writing

Whatever you want to learn, there’s a YouTube video to show you how. Want to make chocolate fudge, drive a Model T Ford, or escape from duct tape (which I might have found useful), there’s a video for that. When it comes to writing, there are a number of YouTube channels that show you what …

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The challenge of 280

When Twitter announced that they are expanding tweets to 280 characters, we all thought about this guy. With the trouble he’s caused with 140 characters, imagine what he’d do with 280! For the rest of us who don’t have nuclear launch codes, what does the ability to create longer tweets mean? What do we gain …

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About that word

PewDiePie is the latest celebrity caught uttering the n-word. Unlike celebrity n-word eruptions in the past, this situation cannot be treated the same way. In the aftermath of Charlottesville, racists are emboldened. More racist material has been appearing, along with more racial violence. The n-word can no longer be dismissed as a casually tossed around …

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