Do you ever try to say one thing but then say something way different? It happens to me, and most recently it was this… Scenario: Catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a few hours. What I normally say: “What’s up?” What I wanted to say: “How’s it going?” What I said: “How’s up?” I’mContinue reading “More Than One Way To Say Hello”
Category Archives: Language Issues
The Best of 2010
Last year welcomed a new blog into the world. Since the birth of ‘Out of the Wilderness’ in April, the site has attracted 26,604 views. The postings on this site cover everything from dolphins to Nashville to mustaches, Boney M, music, the power of words, ghosts, personality types, the BP oil spill, online dating, andContinue reading “The Best of 2010”
Ben Wilder vs. Nick Shell: A Facebook Battle of Backhanded Compliments and Popular Recipes
Ok, forget about the recipes. If you know me, you know I don’t cook, and if you know Nick, sorry. This is a Facebook wall-to-wall conversation with Nick Shell of Scenic Route Snapshots. For chronological order, start at the bottom and read upwards. PS. it’s all in good fun, and proof that even though we areContinue reading “Ben Wilder vs. Nick Shell: A Facebook Battle of Backhanded Compliments and Popular Recipes”
Volume 1: Sharing A House With Dog.
This morning I woke up to a dog staring at me. Or maybe I woke up because a dog was staring at me, and happily whimpering. My first thought was, “What?” but not a “How can I help you?” what. It was a “Is this really happening?” what. I quickly concluded that I must’ve accidentlyContinue reading “Volume 1: Sharing A House With Dog.”