Sunday, December 2, 2007

Public service announcements

1. Pedestrians have the right of way in California.
2. On the BART escalator, you stand to the right and descend or ascend on the left.
3. Things not to put on a resume: "Typing speed: 48 wpm" or "GPA: 2.5." If it's not helping you sell yourself, skip it.
4. During IVF, embryos are transferred to the uterus. They are not implanted. If they could be implanted, a lot more IVF babies would be running around the planet right now.
5. I am sorry to say this, but implantation spotting is rare.
6. There's a Internet newsgroup called "alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe." Consider this sentence: "It's cute that the dog is carrying its leash like that." "It's" is a contraction for "it is." It takes the place of a subject and a verb. "Its" is possessive. You use "its" just as you would use "his" or "her."
7. If you sell fish oil and dog food that contains meat, you are not a vegetarian co-op.
8. Everyone's height is proportionate to his or her weight, regardless of how tall they are or how much they weigh. If you are placing a personal ad and don't want to date fat people, just say "no fatties." It helps tell people more about you, and it does all of the rest of us the favor of not answering your ad.
9. Cappuccino doesn't have an H. Espresso doesn't have an X.
10. Panino means sandwich in Italian. Panini is plural. Therefore, a "panini sandwich" is both redundant and incorrectly plural.
11. Yes, your carry-on is probably too big for the overhead bin.
12. Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000.
13. Your golden doodle is cute, but it's still a mutt that cost $3,000.
14. No, I do not want a Jews for Jesus pamphlet, ever.

2 comments:

J said...

That is a great list. =)

carole said...

great lunchtime reading -- i needed the humor break today. thank you!