Do Not Try to Sit on Your Coke Bottle

Have you ever wondered what engendered some of the seemingly ridiculous warnings and precautions in instruction manuals? Every time I buy something new and read through the instruction manual, I have to shake my head. Mostly I imagine they are occasioned by the American tendency to sue anyone and everyone else for their own stupidity.Continue reading “Do Not Try to Sit on Your Coke Bottle”

My Predictions for 2020

We are fast approaching the end of another year. It is amazing how quickly time flies. People are beginning to ask the usual question: What do you think the New Year will bring? I’ve made a few predictions; none of which should actually be taken seriously.               January 1, 2020, 12:01:01 a.m., Wednesday I will beContinue reading “My Predictions for 2020”

Why the Chinese will Never rule the World

Much attention has been given to the Chinese in recent years and their rapid industrial growth. Seems everything you buy these days is made in China. Well, not everything … yet … but that seems to be the fear. I say we have nothing to worry about. We inherited my step-dad’s motor scooter and sinceContinue reading “Why the Chinese will Never rule the World”

Weird Words

It’s said that the English language might possibly have more words in it than any other comparable world language. People are always qualifying things and I have no idea what might be meant by comparable. Unless they mean a marginally (qualifier) related language like German or Dutch. In any case, most accounts put the numberContinue reading “Weird Words”