Without Further Adieu, Part 4

Without Further Adieu, Part 4

More Writing by Ear It’s been a while since the last post about malapropisms, and writers have been busy.  So, without further adieu, let us wet your appetite with a few inciteful words and phrases.  None of these will bare any resemblance to proper English, nor are they integrious.  It’s obvious that modern scribes should have spent more time on wrote learning.  By far, the best in this collection, nay, in this series — to give the writer his do — is (drumroll, please): crap chute. Corrections to these gems: without further ado; whet your appetite; insightful; bear any resemblance; integrious… some sort of adjective-like version of integrity;  give the writer his due; crap shoot. If this made you giggle or cringe, please subscribe. The Series Part 3 | Part 2 | Part 1        ...

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Do political ads have to make sense?

The advertising season for the 2012 presidential has scarcely begun, and we have plenty to chew on already.  Herman Cain’s “Smoking” ad is not only a little creepy in tone but is tone-deaf in prominently featuring a smoker.  In the 21st century, parents may not dig it, and those panty-waist, tree-hugging, granola-munching liberals surely won’t. Not to be outdone—even by himself—for sheer oddness, Cain’s “Yellow Flowers” spot uses a faux-western tableau to make the case that the president isn’t “real” because he uses speech-writers.  When did presidents start having their speeches written for them, dagg-nabbit?  And the idea that liberals have a “color” problem is surreal.  Cut! Obama, on the other hand, is using a robust website, social media, and email contact to kick off this campaign communications.  Same as last time, it’s superbly executed, impeccably timed, consistently branded, and well, presidential.  He comes across as calm and professional, with a deep belief in the “dance with who brung ya” approach.  Regardless of what you may think of his politics or performance, his advertising is...

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