I think Campbell’s needs to have a talk with their instruction writers, either that or our society has been dumbed down to the point where this is necessary…
Now that Office has gotten much better at editing pictures, sometimes it’s just easier to put together a poster/banner/whatever in PowerPoint than opening an image editor. However, when you go to print said image, PowerPoint doesn’t by default print the lovely drop shadows that you overused. Today we’re going to re-enable that ability.
Here’s a handy guide from me to you to help you use commonly used phrases properly:
Correct: Fleshed out
Rabbits are flushed out of holes; ideas are fleshed out.
“Coming down the pipe“
Correct: Coming down the pike
Pike is an abbreviation for Turnpike.
“Gather the jest of something”
Correct: Gather the gist of something
A jest is a joke; the gist is the core or essence of an idea.
Correct: Moot point
Mute means silent; moot means uncertain or open for debate.
“I could care less”
Correct: I couldn’t care less
If you could care less, there is an implication that you currently care somewhat.
“Take it for granite.”
Correct: Take it for granted.
This phrase was never intended to be the same as “set in stone”, but rather to assume something.
After a long hiatus, my photo website, Lawvision Photography is back up and running. Head on over there to see some of my work.
Saw this great birdhouse at my parents’ house. My dad picked it up at an antique (read: junk) store somewhere.
“Teacher, my dog ate my Redbox movie”
The dog has apparently decided that plastic tastes good to him. Fortunately, Redbox was super cool with the whole deal and gave us a couple codes to punch into the kiosk: one to get the movie again (since it was trashed as well), and one for an extra plastic sleeve to return the disc.
Granted, they probably pay for their movies on a per-license basis and replacing a disc is a minimal cost to them, but it was still nice to see a company that values its customers.