Posts Tagged ‘Phrasing’

Um . . . Phrasing!

July 18, 2017

Pokémon Go continues to be a thing around here, so occasionally I find myself being roped into Pokémon hunts.  I’m still okay with this, but some hunts go better than others, of course.

Recently a special Pikachu, one wearing Ash‘s hat, showed up on sightings while we were out, and off we went in search.  The hunt . . . did not go well at first, and both L. and his mother were getting frustrated, until finally L’s Mother exclaimed, “Where is that Ash hat Pikachu?!”

Give It Some Grave Consideration

September 19, 2014

A quick example of the importance of being aware of how your phrasing could be interpreted:

“I hope they’re out of the hospital soon.”

Think about it.