Category Archives: Lists

Lists: Four Misnomers and One God’s Honest Truth

  Misnomers 1. Daylight Savings Time In the late 1950s I was eight years old, a time when my mother routinely told us to clean our dinner plates because “children were starving in Armenia.”  I did not grasp this logic … Continue reading

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5 Best Idioms Using the Word Shit

Every language is enlivened by its array of idioms and my impression is that English is particularly well-endowed, perhaps because Shakespeare played for our team.  I have collected dictionaries of idioms, including specialized references, such as idioms of the army … Continue reading

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Podcast: 5 Best Idioms Using the Word Shit

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Five-Best-Shit-Idioms.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are so many to choose from, which are the best? Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Lists: Bad Christmas Songs

On December 23rd, I set out on a solo drive 360 miles straight north to the shores of Lake Superior with the rest of the family following shortly behind in a second car.  I frequently take this drive and look forward … Continue reading

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Podcast: Lists: MFOs

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lists-MFOs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere are five simple strategies to make sure your mandatory family obligations don’t turn into mother-fucking ordeals. Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Lists: Things That Could Be Gender Neutral

My goal here is not to attempt a feminist screed, so I have focused this list on gender-specific standards that have largely gone unnoticed.  Right-handed scissors are a good analogy.  My left-handed mother always winced in agony whenever she used … Continue reading

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Podcast: Things That Could Be Gender Neutral

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Lists-Gender-Neutral.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMy goal here is not to attempt a feminist screed, so I have focused this list on gender-specific standards that have largely gone unnoticed. Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Podcast: Simple Ideas That Changed Our Lives

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Lists-Simple-Ideas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are some ideas that are so simple that we can’t believe that we didn’t think of them.  Here is my list of top five. Share: Follow Liza Blue … Continue reading

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Five Simple Ideas that Changed Our Lives

  Some ideas seem so obvious we wonder how we ever lived without them.  I am not talking about technological breakthroughs, like the TV/garage door/coffee maker/fan clicker, but elegant and clever ideas based on nothing more than common sense and … Continue reading

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The Best Shit Has to Offer

Every language is enlivened by its array of idioms.  Americans seem to be particularly fond of the word “shit”, perhaps because these idioms take advantage of the tension between the taboo of a body effluent and the titillating guilty pleasure … Continue reading

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