Manwords Jun12

Manwords

Lately, there have been many old words that have been updated with the word “man” in them. But unlike names of superheroes, the word “man” goes at the beginning of the word, not at the end. Maybe it’s because they’re meant to portray something evil or at least slightly annoying. The list of new words with the prefix man- is pretty long, including terms like mansplaining, manslamming, and manspreading. However, why stop there? Here are more words that the word needs. a) Manreaching When a tall man grabs something you need from a high shelf  for you because you’re too short to get it yourself. b)...

If Other Businesses Acted like Airlines Apr13

If Other Businesses Acted like Airlines

People are getting upset at the forceful removal of the passenger from a United Airline flight. I don’t know why, honestly. I mean, not only it’s legal for airlines to sell more seats than they have and choose what paying customers to deny access, even after they’ve been seated, but they also have the right to send the cops after them and beat and drag them out. Also, isn’t every passenger familiar with all the rules and legality issues of such incidents? If you can memorize all 150 first generation pokemon, surely you know the Title 18 code by heart. But to prove the point to show you how reasonable airlines’...

How to Get Healthcare The Unhinged Way Apr01

How to Get Healthcare The Unhinged Way

Healthcare in the US is more expensive than ever. Seeing a doctor for 7.35 minutes will cost you at least a couple hundred dollars, and you usually go in praying that he or she doesn’t order a test. But yet again, we, at Unhinged Magazine, come to your rescue. With our “Get Healthcare the Unhinged Way” guide, we guarantee that you’ll save enough money to pay of that $50 aspirin  you got at ER. 1. Cut down on unnecessary expenses Healthcare requires money, and you don’t spend money on healthcare because you waste it in other things. The obvious solution is to stop wasting money in other things and spend it on...

Good Bad Translations Mar12

Good Bad Translations

Translating is not as easy as many people think. Words do not always have a one-to-one equivalent in another language. Add slang, localisms, sayings and other nuances and it becomes easier to make a mistake. Fortunately, sometimes some translations are so bad, they’re good. Here are a few of them. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 When not busy mixing his whites with colors, Flippy works as a writer, translator, and language teacher. In his free time, he plays video games, takes photos, and writes funny stuff. You can find his humor book, Flippy’s Life Lessons Stuff Every Single Man Should Know, published by Relentlessly Creative Books on...

Tweaking Language Mar04

Tweaking Language

This week, I learned that apparently a cartoon series for girls is racist, that there was a war on Wikipedia about the gender of Garfield, and that Cardiff Metropolitan University banned words such as manpower and girls. This trend is going to continue. So, I’ve decided to help universities, writers, movie makers, and other creators make some more changes to the language and some titles of known works in order to avoid offending someone’s feelings. And if you’re one of them reading this, you’re welcome. I’ve even put them into nice little categories for easy classification: Everyday Phrases An arm and a leg...