Saturday, May 6, 2023

This Pac-Man Game will NEVER be Released Again

John Coffey
7 minutes ago (edited)
I liked Jr. Pac-Man although the difficulty seems tough.  The Atari 2600 version is one of the best games on the Atari 2600.  The 2600 version has selectable levels of difficulty.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Why Some Americans Say 'Warsh' Instead of Wash

John Coffey
0 seconds ago
Most of my extended family, aunts, uncles, etc., say "warsh."  They were originally from Kentucky.  I grew up in Indiana.  I try to avoid saying "warsh", but some people in Indiana still say it.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Split Infinitive: The Complete Guide (with Examples) - The Grammar Guide

This has been a source of confusion for me.  I assumed that infinitives were verbs, but that isn't correct.

English grammar seems complicated.

I have tried to avoid splitting infinitives, but sometimes you step all over yourself in the process.  In some cases, it is better to split the infinitive.

"Infinitives don't act as verbs. Rather, they act as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.

As nouns, they act as subjects of sentences or as direct objects:

To rescue Princess Aurora was Prince Philip's only goal. (subject)

A smart approach is to do a little each day. (direct object)

As adjectives, they modify nouns or pronouns:

His favorite toy to sleep with is his stuffed giraffe. (modifies toy)

As adverbs, infinitives modify verbs:

She ran to stay in shape. (modifies ran)"

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Timeless Wisdom From Winnie the Pooh

And he respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anyone who can spell Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
– Rabbit, "The House at Pooh Corner"

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


It is four o'clock.
So where does the word "o'clock" come from? Why does it have an apostrophe? What is it short for?
Apparently, it is short for, "of the clock". It is now "four of the clock".

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Bullshit - Wikipedia

Brandolini's law, also known as the "bullshit asymmetry principle," holds that "the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than what's needed to produce it." This truism highlights that while the battle against misinformation more generally must be fought "face to face," the larger war against belief in misinformation won't be won without prevention. Once people are set in their ways, beliefs are notoriously hard to change. Building immunity against false beliefs in the first place is the more effective long-term strategy.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Friday, October 7, 2022


Did you know that there is a country called Andorra?   It sounds like a science fiction name?