Category: language
Germs of an Idea (Part 2)
The Fine Art of Punning

OK, that proposal for a new food series distracted this bloggist from demonstrating his patented punning process. Sorry for that. Just FYI, this proposed series on food establishments could actually be the perfect opportunity to explore the meticulous approach that this respected blog employs in coming up with terrible puns. For such a direction, specifically, we

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Germs of an Idea (Part 1)
The Fine Art of Punning

Hello, imaginary reader! I heard you were curious about how this bloggist comes up with awful puns. Don’t panic! I’m sure you’ve seen them on the titles for this electro-blog. Just a general rule: the worse the pun, the worse the post. (Despite the clumsy title, however, this thing isn’t so bad. And, just to

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Ask Archer: Bi Some Time
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, I notice that your advice column comes out about every two weeks, or twice a month. Does this make your biweekly or does it mean that it is bimonthly?   Thank You, Bi-Curious Gurl  

 

The Long and Short of It

Even before txtspeak came into common use for Pinoys, we already had a tendency to abbreviate phrases into pocket-sized terms. For one thing, we really like our acronyms as a people. Had the invention of I.T.A.L.Y. been documented, we would definitely celebrate that day as a national holiday. If you care for your healthy eyes,

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Ask Archer: Plural Arrangements
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

On June the 29th, yours truly received the following mail-in question: Dear Prof. Archer, Am I a Kardashian or aren’t I?   Sincerely Yours, Katz Kardashian  

 

Ask Archer: The Right Mood
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, I am responding to a letter that my daughter posted last June the 10th As a father aggrieved, it was imperative that I wrote you. I found it quite rude, to say the least. Please learn to be respectful in your replies. If I was taught to hit creatures smaller than I

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Net Ninny
An Uncle Addresses Online Profanity

Dear Kids, As your uncle, I feel lucky enough to have watched you guys grow up. I know that, because of my demeanor and possible mental retardation, I could be one of the most approachable grownups to you. I am THAT uncle, so thank you for that. I also realize that I am on my

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Ask Archer: In the Can
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, You are just too cuddly. Eeeee! Can I rub your belly?   Thanks, Touchy Fangirl  

 

Ask Archer: Commuting Sentence
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, Please help me. I commute to work daily because I do not have a car and haven’t encountered any trouble until today when my handbag suddenly got snatched away by a riding in tandem. What should I do?   Best Regards, Robbed Commuter   P.S. I am a fan. XOXO  

 

Ask Archer: Rules on Dating
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, I need some help on dating. I am a bloggist who is stuck in the future. I am going to engage in some retro-postings to fill up a conspicuous lack of updates in the early part of May 2012. Before I proceed with such a dirty undertaking, how should I properly call

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