Archive for the ‘language’ Category

Music Theoried

December 16, 2008


At some point, some dude came along and determined that a certain frequency of sound would be known as an “A”. This was a completely arbitrary decision of course, there are an infinite amount of tones possible- also for whatever reason it was decided that there were 12 other such “notes” out there. The frequency chosen to be “A” (more…)

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Throw out perfectly good goods

December 8, 2008


“Change your TV, change your life”- an actual slogan. I heard it last night. I’d also like to note, before i continue, the commercials where a woman throws her perfectly good washing machine into a pool so she will need to buy a new “red” one- to enrich her life. Also the commercial where the couple throws their phones into a lake (more…)

“Grassroots”

November 29, 2008

Another term falling victim to language manipulation in the interest of political gain. Examine the metaphor. Many roots of blades of grass growing together upward, becoming a lawn (more…)

Harper

September 22, 2008

Seen the ads where Harper goes on about playing cards with his kids and such? Motto- “Family is everything”. I guess (more…)

Election details here

September 19, 2008

The conservatives left me a flyer today, ive got to clean off the “no conservative flyers” sign. . . ..They’ve put 6 bullet points on the paper. first 2: ‘Fair tax’ and ‘Safe streets’. Vague, but positive points i guess. 3) ‘Respect for troops’- who the (more…)