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Posts in July 2008

This is my confession.

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2008-07-23 19:32:02
I found this website that listed the top 100 most often mispronounced words and phrases in English.   I am here today to confess to those I am guilty of using.  They are as follows:Read more...

Occam's Razor

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2008-07-22 13:30:03
All other things being equal, the simple solution is best. Every once in a while, I like to get back to the basics. I have a great capacity to complicate things, but deep down I like everything to be simple. This is particularly true for my religious life. To me, it is not the so-called deep doctrine or the esoteric that fills my soul. Rather, I enjoy the fundamentals of the gospel. The essentials have a simple beauty that transcends or, as JaneHeiress might say, is sublime.Read more...

His name rhymes with...

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2008-07-15 15:54:47

It amazes me how clearly I seem to be able to understand and resolve problems that are not my own. To wit:

I know someone who has the fortunate dilemma of having to choose between two potential romantic partners. Having considered both, I know exactly which person should be chosen. It is so obvious to me, yet the choice has yet to be made (and may never be made). 

As for my own problems with the opposite sex, well, I am as befuddled as ever. Perhaps I should just choose a person at random to manage my relationship issues and then simply follow their instructions blindly. In two shakes of a lambs tail, all my hangups would dissapear. If only I didn't have trust issues...

C'est la vie.

Why vocabulary mistakes are just so dang funny

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2008-07-08 09:10:58

The other day, I was sitting at my desk talking to a coworker who was inquiring about the location of my boss.

"He's still on vacation." I told him.

"What! Still?" he replied. "The man makes out like a banshee!"

At this, I started to giggle "Wait, did you just say 'Make out like a banshee?'" 

"Yeah, what's wrong with that? It's a saying. You've never hear that before?" And get this, he was looking at me like I was dumb.

"Um, I've heard the phrase 'Make out like a bandit.' Is that what you meant?"

"Hmm, I've never heard it that way before. I guess it makes more sense though."

I turned to the guy that sits at the desk behind me, "you know what I'm talking about right?"

To my utter disbelief, he affirmed that he'd only ever heard the phrase with the word 'banshee' and didn't know why I thought it was so funny. 

"Well just how exactly does a banshee make out?" I asked, to which both gentlemen admitted that they didn't know exactly what a banshee was. At this point, I had to rest my head on my desk in order to hide my laughter and spare their dignity.

Our public education system at work people. 


Happy 4th of July!

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2008-07-04 12:25:58

Today I will be babysitting my neice and two nephews while my husband goes pig hunting for the weekend. Yay for holidaysSealed