Elsewhere we’ve addressed swearing, the virtues of simplicity and honesty, salutations, compliments, insults, and much more – all elements of language. But at a

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Cell Phones and Other Sources of Noise

Cell Phones – While I am personally deeply engrossed by the following conversation: “Hey, what’s up? Not much. What’s up with you?” the rest

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Hello Goodbye

If someone asks you “How are you?”, the correct response is “Fine, thank you”, unless that person is a close friend, and you happen

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