Communications can go haywire when writing for an audience whose homeland is far from the author’s. Ask former U.S. president Clinton.When the president promised to send a mutual rival to “kingdom come,” an Asian dignitary got upset, not elated. 541 more words
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This graphic has been circulating the Internet. It’s not bad advice, and, in a tongue-in-cheek way, shows us that rules can also be broken — often to lovely and humorous effect.
WORD OF CAUTION: Most likely, when reading this list you will be reminded of someone you know. Before I start, I want to challenge you to go through the list at least once looking solely at yourself, and thinking hard about which mistakes 887 more words
Sometimes, though, things break. Sometimes, these issues are small and sometimes they are the huge problems. When they fall into the “huge problems” category, we have a name for them – you’ve likely heard of them – we call them Critical Situations or “CritSits.” Usually we are talking massive, “business down” outages affecting company-wide or highly critical systems. 434 more words
Grading our students’ papers is sometimes a very trying activity. Occasionally, you will get a student’s paper that is mostly grammatically correct, not too full of cliches/platitudes, and has some actual substance…but it is more likely that you will get something like this: 1,237 more words