Jump to content
The World News Media

About This Club

Interesting stuff about the English language.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. English (2020) The Lord knows what's up, I'm vibing He hooks me up with the good kush He knows where the drinks at
  3. When I got my first salaried position I was told by a manager: "Feel free to work as much overtime as you want" 😉
  4. I found this, from where I come from I'm only familiar with salaries The essential difference between a salary and wages is that a salaried person is paid a fixed amount per pay period and a wage earner is paid by the hour. Someone who is paid a salary is paid a fixed amount in each pay period, with the total of these fixed payments over a full year summing to the amount of the salary. This person is considered to be an exempt employee. There is no linkage between the amount paid and the number of hours worked. Someone receiving a salary is usually in a management or professional position.
      Hello guest!
    difference between salary and wages&targetText=The essential difference between a,is paid by the hour.
  5. Fracas, Arkansas, Illinois! Can you think of any others?
  6. The Nazis used to break the will of many staunch Baptist prisoners by vehemently swearing at them. They would start crying, and mentally collapse.
  7. extremely crude ... but quite true ... VERY funny, and a true classic. Hard to ever find a better Wordsmith than George Carlin. I would pay to see him in a discussion with the Apostle Paul.
  8. I cannot imagine the Apostle Paul in his missionary work addressing sailors and ruffian tradespeople the same way he would address the Jewish Sanhedrin. There are degrees of vulgar ( or common, lower class speech ...). Exclamatory, Defamatory, and Excretory ... and of course Sexual. Some people are so used to coarse, vulgar speech that if you do not speak like they do ... they do not even HEAR you ... you are immediately dismissed as a Wuss.... a cowardly effeminate man lacking male genitalia. Paul said he was all things to all people .... in the area of communications. However .... I remember years ago, after a particularly good talk at the Kingdom Hall, I got up and excitedly exclaimed to the Sister behind me "Wasn't that a HELL of a good talk ?" She looked at me like she had just been shot in the back with an arrow. Clearly a case of me not "knowing the audience". Crap! .... by the way .... looking at the Clint Eastwood movie "Gran Torino" is an excellent reference to see this linguistic cultural norm being taught a teenager, as a survival tool.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Service Confirmation Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.