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Funny story: Nashville Man Decides "Nuance" His Favorite Word

Nashville Man Decides "Nuance" His Favorite Word

Accused in his youth of possessing all the tact of a bull in a china shop, now-polished Nashville native Kenneth Skye has adopted nuance as a way of life - and his favorite word. "It's classy and sort of French-sounding without all the hype," said...

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Funny story: Nashville Songwriter Summarizes General Life-Weariness with "Oh, ya know"

Nashville Songwriter Summarizes General Life-Weariness with "Oh, ya know"

Carson Ray, an erstwhile singer-songwriter living in Nashville, Tennessee, stumbled onto a powerfully handy turn of phrase suitable for responding to just about any inquiry or passing remark in, "Oh, ya know." "It works for just about anything," s...

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Funny story: Queens Man Singlehandedly Making America Old-School Again

Queens Man Singlehandedly Making America Old-School Again

By taking it upon himself to bring back certain - in his view - underused words like "thrice" and "twofold," Ben Baxter of Queens, New York, is aiming to singlehandedly make America old-school again. "Twice may be nice, but thrice is twofold bada...

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Funny story: Writing Instructor Has Trouble Completely Barring Students from Using Adverbs

Writing Instructor Has Trouble Completely Barring Students from Using Adverbs

In her course emphasizing punchy, to-the-point writing, Crestwood Community College Professor Sandra Finn strongly advises her students to avoid using adverbs, but found she had trouble completely barring them from doing so. “I tried to tell them...

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Funny story: Adverbs Heatedly Blast Stephen King for Causing Them to Be Summarily Dismissed by Modern-Day Authors

Adverbs Heatedly Blast Stephen King for Causing Them to Be Summarily Dismissed by Modern-Day Authors

Adverbs everywhere have vocally and publicly come out against best-selling author Stephen King, blaming him for their summary dismissal by many modern-day writers. “Thanks to him, we’re being edited out of the game,” lamented adverb Beverly Passio...

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Funny story: Startling New Definitions In Dictionary Update

Startling New Definitions In Dictionary Update

The Oxford English Dictionary online has been updated to include some "Americanisms." Last year the quarterly publications included new words or terms such as "Selfing" and "OMG,." as in "OMG, I Am, Like, Literally Unfriending You." The new online update includes: Bullshit. n, adj. A term associated with such politicians as Sen. Ted Cruz of the state of Texas, who was both a brilliant und...

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Funny story: Victoria Coren announces Britain's Favourite Word

Victoria Coren announces Britain's Favourite Word

After a year long survey conducted by the BBC ahead of their new BBC4 high-brow show, Britain's Favourite Word, that favourite word has been identified as 'sparkle'. Victoria Coren will be hosting the new show which will spend the next ten weeks b...

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