ISSN:1544-8312January, 2013
Judy Vorfeld, PublisherIssue 89

A Gentle Blend of Communication Expressway
& Webgrammar's Food for Thought
Web link for this issue.

Judy's Corner

Welcome to 2013. Hope you ended 2012 on a good note. I spent Christmas in Hawaii with some of my family: the David Crook/John Burton/Ed Dias/Brandon Simek families. It was a magical time, with people from ages one to 90. Good memories and loads of photos of the family on Kauai.

We stayed very near Koloa Town, and my brother David and I visited Koloa Mill. Koloa Plantation is the place where two young people got better acquainted after a long sailing from Germany. They later married. Their fathers had signed up to work on the Koloa sugar plantation. It was the blending of the Janssens and Webers. These young people, John Janssen and Rosine Weber Janssen, were the beloved grandparents of my late husband, Jack.

TYPO. In the November issue, "Subpeona" should have been "Subpoena." My apologies.

Grammar Tip #1:

GIBE or JIBE? JIBE: to fit/coincide (penalty didn't jibe with the crime) GIBE: insult/taunt (the crowd hurled gibes at the condemned men)

Grammar Tip #2:

EACH OTHER or ONE ANOTHER? Use EACH OTHER when 2 things/people are involved; use ONE ANOTHER when more than two are involved

Business Email Tip

Message, Part 2.

  1. Abbreviations (BTW, LOL, IMHO, etc.): use only in informal messages.
  2. Smileys, etc.: use only in informal messages.
  3. Web address in message itself: provide the complete URL to make sure the recipient can access the site.
  4. Editing and proofing: it's up to you to make sure the message is okay. Reading aloud might help.
  5. Closing: If you have one, begin on the second line below the message's end. Match your closing to your opening. If you didn't have a salutation, you don't need to use a closing. If you used a first name in the salutation, end with your first name. If you used a salutation like Hello or Dear Jody, then use an informal closing like Best regards or Best. If you used a formal salutatation, close with Sincerely.



Arts - CTO - Desktop Publishing, Design, & Typography - Education - Grammar - History - Small Biz/Home Office - Technology - For Writers, Journalists, Playwrights


Seeing Fresh: The Practice of Contemplative Photography

Felix Reichle, a multi-disciplinary visual and conceptual designer.

Mikael Eriksson, Illustrator

Imperial War Museums: 78 Artworks, 51 Artists, a Google Art Project

Brubeck Oral History Project: University of the Pacific


The American Philatelic Society

Stamp News Now - A Resource for Collectors

Great English gardens: Howick Hall

Plant Selector. Find plants that suit your preferences and your gardens.

It's Showtime! Sheet Music from Stage and Screen


A business card for a one-man business.

How to do Desktop Publishing and Desktop Printing

Two logos with touch: engaging the physical sense of touch.

Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention–and Got People Hired. See how designers use their creativity.


The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

Building Engineering and Science Talent

Teaching Reading: National Writing Project

Karen's Linguistics Issues: resources for teachers and students of English

Learn Chemistry: enhancing learning and teaching

New E-Textbooks Report Student Study Habits


Common Errors In English: Professor Paul Brians

Daily Grammar

Daily Writing Tips: Get a daily grammar, spelling, punctuation or vocabulary tip.

Guide To Grammar And Style: Jack Lynch

Professor Charles Darling's Grammar Site


Embry-Riddle Aerunautical University Aviation Safety & Security Archives

Lessons from History analyzes the great projects of the past and extracts lessons to apply to today's projects.

An inventory of architecturally and historically significant structures in the city of Chicago.

Archive of Book Cover Designs and Designers

Between 1938 and 1939, Douglas Oliver conducted research on Bougainville, among the Siwai (a.k.a. Siuai) people. The majority of these images derive from that period, and were donated to the Pacific Collection following Dr. Oliver's death in 2009.


Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

Glossary of Computer Terms: Gregg Reference Manual

Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor

Small Business Trends

2013 Small-Business Trends to Watch


Everything you could possibly want to know about films! It has a great smart-phone application for those facts you need to access on the go.

Wasted Kindling

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.

Nametrix App Predicts Your Baby's Career

Getting in Shape at Work Is Easier Than You Think


Suicide by source: What do you do when your story is followed by the worst possible outcome?

Why do we blame the (visual) messenger for tragedies?

Libraries Can't Buy Many of Amazon's Ebook Hits: January 2013 Ebook Report from DCL

Freelance Pricing Guide from Writer's Digest

Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules of Writing

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How to find Judy's websites

Editing & Writing Services (Biz site w/writing& editing tips tips)
Office Support Services (Original biz site w/blog & ezine)
Webgrammar for educators, writers, editors, researchers, librarians, etc.
Digifeld (Complimentary redigitized photography by Judy Vorfeld)
Judy Vorfeld's personal website

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